The July home run against the Florida Marlins was Howard's 200th. He achieved that milestone in the fewest games in major league history.
After 12-year-old Jennifer Valdivia scooped up the ball, she was escorted to the Phillies clubhouse and then exchanged it for an autographed ball.
The girl's mother filed a lawsuit Monday seeking the home run ball's return. Attorney Norm Kent says the Phillies agreed and now Jennifer has the ball back.
The Phillies declined comment on Wednesday.