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Bryce Harper (born Oct. 16, 1992) plays left field for the Washington Nationals. He won the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year award after hitting .270 with 22 home runs in 139 games. He was selected by the Washington Nationals with the first pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. He made his debut as a 19-year old on April 28, 2012. Harper earned his GED after his sophomore year of high school, making him eligible for the 2010 draft. As a 17-year old he played for the College of Southern Nevada, where he won the 2010 Golden Spikes Award as the nation’s top amateur baseball player. He made his minor league debut on April 7, 2011 with the Class A Hagerstown Suns. He made his Class AA debut on July 4 with the Harrisburg Senators and his Class AAA debut on April 5 with the Syracuse Chiefs.


Fan heckling Harper in Atlanta ejected by umpire

(Brian Blanco, File / Associated Press)

Umpire Tim Welke heard a foul-mouthed fan heckling Bryce Harper and decided it was time for the man to go.

Bryce Harper back in the lineup after feeling lightheaded

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is starting Tuesday but will be monitored closely during the game.

Bryce Harper respects the ‘A’ in return to Atlanta

Nationals outfielder avoided the logo behind home plate when he came to bat.


Nats LF Harper feels light-headed, leaves game

Washington left fielder Bryce Harper has left the Nationals game against the Atlanta Braves after feeling light-headed.

Bryce Harper leaves Monday’s game because of lightheadedness (UPDATED)

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper leaves after three innings and is replaced by Nate Schierholtz.

Five things the Nationals need to happen in order to win the World Series

(Dave Tulis / AP)

Many core players were on the 2012 team that fell to the Cardinals in five games of the NLDS. They have experience, but the Nationals will need more than that to make a deep run this October.

Nationals close the book on the Braves

Consternation about beating Atlanta dominated the Nats’ season at one point, but that feels long ago now.


Ramos, Zimmermann lead Nats to 3-0 win over Mets

(Seth Wenig / Associated Press)

Jordan Zimmermann made clutch pitches when he was in trouble, and Wilson Ramos gave Jonathon Niese’s one mistake a soaring ride.


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