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Bryce Harper breaks bat in two on long home run

17 April, 2018, 20:20 | Author: John Swanson
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper hits a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, April 16, 2018, in New York.

It's no secret that Bryce Harper is a baseball freak, but every now and then the Washington Nationals superstar will do something that puts your jaw on the floor.

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Stepping up to the plate against the New York Mets, the 25-year-old managed his league-high eighth homer of the season, but as he hit the ball his bat cracked in half. "It just broke and kept going", said Harper, who homered in his third consecutive game facing the Mets - a team he torments.

Harper broke his bat his first time up Monday against Jacob deGrom in the first inning.

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Speaking after the match - which finished in an 8-6 win for his side - Harper said: 'Barreled it pretty good.

"Yeah, that was pretty shocking", deGrom said.

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As Harper rounded the bases, first base coach Tim Bogar picked up the sawed-off piece of wood and handed it to a bat boy. But anything like that?

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