Howard played with Lakewood in 2002 and rehabbed at FirstEnergy Park in 2007 and in 2010, with the team retiring his #29 during his 2010 appearance in Lakewood.
Thursday's game is presented by Philadelphia Water Ice.
This game is expected to sell-out and fans are encouraged to order their tickets in advance to avoid getting shut out. Tickets are available by calling 732-901-7000 option 2.
"We're very excited to bring Ryan back to Lakewood," said BlueClaws General Manager Geoff Brown. "It's always a treat for our fans to see a big leaguer back with the BlueClaws and especially so here with one of our greatest former players."
On Thursday, the BlueClaws will be wearing special baby-blue jerseys modeled after the old Phillies road uniforms worn by the Phillies from 1976 - 1991. The jerseys will be auctioned off live after the game with proceeds benefiting BlueClaws Charities. Thursday is also a 66MVP Thirsty Thursday with dollar beer and soda plus 50-cent wings.
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