Harper breaks bat in 2 on long home run

Harper breaks bat in 2 on long home run

Of all the feats Bryce Harper has pulled off in his six-year Major League Baseball career, perhaps none has been quite as remarkable, impressive and downright preposterous than what he accomplished during Monday night during the Nationals-Mets game.

The good news is I'm pretty much over Harper selling out after watching him hit the most ridiculous home run of the season.

Now, broken-bat home runs are not entirely unheard of.

On his first at-bat in the top of the first inning, Harper swung on the first pitch he saw from New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom. To make it even more impressive; he did so while snapping the bat in half.


Whereas most hitters would send a ball dribbling into the infield on a broken bat, Harper instead lifted his a whopping 406 feet over the wall in right-center at Citifield. How do you break your dang bat and still hit a ball that hard? The feat amazed observers, including the Nats' announcing team, and caused an understandable commotion on the Internet.

Harper's bat broke on contact.

That home run, by the way, was No. 8 on the season for Harper. Entering Monday's game, the 25-year-old outfielder was also leading the majors in walks (20) and OPS (1.219), and he is already just one homer short of matching his career high through the end of April (nine in 2013, 2016 and 2017).

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