Philadelphia MLB slugger Harper hits 300 home runs in his career.
Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper, 30, conquered the 300-homer plateau in his 12th year in the big leagues.
Harper hit a come-from-behind, two-run homer in the eighth inning with the Phillies trailing 6-7 against the Los Angeles Angels in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Aug. 31.
A knuckle curveball from former Phillies pitcher Matt Moore was in the middle of the strike zone and he took a thunderous swing, sending it over the right-center field fence.
It was Harper’s 15th home run of the season and 300th of his career.
Harper made his big league debut with the Washington Nationals in 2012 and hit 22 home runs in his first year, earning National League Rookie of the Year honors.
He hasn’t missed a year since, consistently producing double-digit home runs, and in 2015, he led the National League in home runs with 42.
Harper has been especially hot this month, with 10 home runs in the month of April alone.
Harper, who underwent elbow surgery late last year and didn’t return to the lineup until May of this year, has found his groove after struggling with a decline in power early in the season.
Harper said, “300 home runs is a pretty good number, even though I have bigger numbers in my head. It’s great to do it in front of the fans in Philadelphia, a city I love,” Harper said.
“I cherish going out to the field every day to train and play. I just love going out there and playing and wearing ‘Phillies’ on my chest.”
Harper became the 158th player in Major League Baseball history to reach 300 career home runs, according to the Associated Press. He is the 12th active player to do so.
Despite Harper’s homer, the Phillies gave up three runs in the ninth inning and fell to the Angels 8-10.
The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, who started in the No. 3 spot, 카지노사이트킴 extended his hitting streak to three games with a 1-for-4 performance with one run scored, one RBI and one walk.