For Phillies’ Tommy Joseph, 20 home run milestone is ‘I told you so’ moment

By September 19, 2016Tommy Joseph

September 18, 2016 – 1:22pm EST- Kyle Phillippi-

Tommy Joseph had a bit of an ‘I told you so’ moment on Saturday.

After a five-run first inning, Joseph stepped in and launched a two-run home run just over the center field wall. It was his 20th dinger of the season.

What was so special about that moment?

 “This time last year a lot of people had given up on my future,” Joseph said, referencing his injury history and his removal from the 40-man roster. “To be sitting here a year later with 20 homers in the show, it’s a pretty special feeling.”

He joined some elite company with that swing. He became just the sixth Phillies rookie to hit 20 home runs and the first to do so since Ryan Howard in 2005. Before Howard accomplished it, Scott Rolen was the most recent back in 1997.

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