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Bryce Harper remembered back to Oct. 27, when just 414 fans were at Scottsdale Stadium to watch his Scorpions play the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League.
Down 7-5, Bryce Harper vowed to teammate Brandon Crawford to hit a game-winning home run.
''I'll drop a bomb and walk off the field, tell them we own this place,'' Harper said. ''I promise you I'm going to hit a jack right here. I swear on everything.''
''Yeah, OK,'' Mike Trout told him in disbelief.
Trout led off with a single, Scottsdale got another hit with one out and Harper followed with a home run to right-center off Jeff Inman.
''Everybody ran inside the clubhouse,'' Harper said. ''It was a great moment.''
Still tied together, baseball's youthful dynamic duo will be watched by millions on Tuesday night as the All-Star game returns to Kansas City and beautiful Kauffman Stadium for the first time since 1973.
Just 19, Harp...
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Bryce Harper is an All-Star: Photo courtesy of USATODAY
Time to exhale for the Washington Nationals’ fans. Bryce Harper has been named to the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. After not originally getting the selection and not receiving the fans’ “Final Vote,” Bryce Harper has been announced as the replacement player for injured National League All-Star Giancarlo Stanton. It may not...
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Arguably the most memorable moment from the 2012 MLB All-Star Game came from Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.
In the top of the fifth inning, Texas Rangers Mike Napoli was at the plate and hit a long fly ball into left field.
Harper appeared ready to make the catch but ended up losing the ball in the lights:
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The MLB All-Star Game is often -- and rightfully -- hailed as the greatest yearly collection of talent in a baseball stadium. It's also a yearly showcase for the superstars of the game to showcase their flashy shoes, as many of them are not shy about wearing busier and more colorful spikes than the classic black design. So on Tuesday night, when baseball fans watched Pablo Sandoval...
"Look grandpa! Baseball!"
And so, 19 year old Bryce Harper is apparently glued to 80 40 year old Chipper Jones' side on the top step of the NL dugout during the All-Star Game. That's a good thing.
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Does it get any better than this video (via CSN Washington.com) of Derek Jeter and ex-Nat Adam Dunn gushing about Bryce Harper? Well, yes, it does. But, still, it's pretty cool to hear Jeter talk about Harper. Dunn, too. Won't be long before Harper hits one up into the third deck at Nationals Park like Dunn used to, you know?
"You know what I like about him...
Only two players in Major League Baseball history have won both the Rookie of the Year and MVP awards in the same season. Of course Boston fans know one of them: outfielder Fred Lynn in his memorable 1975 campaign. The other was Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki in 2001. Current Los Angeles Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout could make it a trio as he is now the 5-2 co-favorite at Bovada...
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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By MIKE SCHMIDT For The Associated Press I was on 12 All-Star rosters, most as a legit All-Star deserving of the honor of representing the National League as one of that year's best players.
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American League MVP: Mike Trout
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