It’s still unknown where Bryce Harper will be playing baseball in 2019 and beyond, but we looked back at his top 10 moments with the Washington Nationals.
Bryce Harper has arguably been the face of the Washington Nationals since he burst onto the scenes as an exuberant young rookie in 2012. Now, with the 2018 season in the rearview mirror, the superstar is set to hit free agency at just 26 years old.
It’s been a rollercoaster ride throughout his seven years in the nation’s capital. He’s had the highs such as winning MVP and huge playoff dingers but suffered the lows with early playoff exits and seasons he’s struggled with injuries.
Let’s focus on the former and take a look at Harper’s top 10 moments while donning a Nationals uniform. There’s no shortage of big moments, including playoff home runs, landmark achievements and walk-off bombs.
Some of the honorable mentions:
- First walk-off homer against the Pittsburgh Pirates
- Harper’s triple and a home run in Game 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals
- Mass Brawl after Hunter Strickland hit him with a pitch
- Two Opening Day home runs against the Miami Marlins in 2013
- Broken bat home run against the New York Mets in 2018
- “That’s a clown question bro” quote in Toronto
- Being drafted and introduced by the Washington Nationals
It was extremely difficult to narrow the list down to just 10 moments, more difficult than it appeared to be at the start. We start off the list with one of the many memorable walk-offs Bryce Harper had, and against a fierce division rival no less.