Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper tied Ken Griffery Jr for 3rd on the all-time home run list for players under the age of 21 years old. In the top of the 6th inning with a 3-1 count, Harper took the pitch over the right field wall to put the Nationals ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0.
Bryce Harper’s 38th career HR ties him with Ken Griffey Jr. for 3rd-most HR before turning 21 in MLB history. (@EliasSports)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 3, 2013
Ken Griffey Jr was one of the best young home run hitters in Major League Baseball history and totaled a career number of 630. Not to mention, Griffey Jr hit 40 or more home runs in a season 7 times between the ages of 24 and 31. While the book isn’t out on Harper yet, he has the potential to follow in Griffey Jr’s footsteps as far as the home runs are concerned.
At the end of the night in Milwaukee, Harper ends the day hitting 2 for 5 with 2 rbi’s and a run scored as the Nationals trumped the Brewers 4-1. Jordan Zimmermann also earned his team leading 13th win of the season and got back on track for the first time since his neck injury.
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