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Bryce Harper was a spectator at Monday’s Home Run Derby in Cincinnati, having declined an invitation to compete in the event because he’s yet to take batting practice on the field this season and his dad wasn’t healthy enough to throw to him after rotator cuff surgery.

Harper, who cheered on fellow Las Vegas native and former Little League teammate Kris Bryant, will bat third for the National League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. He should be fresh after sitting out Monday.

The 22-year-old will resume his MVP-worthy season Friday when the Nationals host Home Run Derby runner-up Joc Pederson and the Dodgers. In the meantime, here’s a look back at the 26 home runs Harper hit in the season’s first half, one shy of Alfonso Soriano’s team record before the all-star break.

[Reality of Bryce Harper is about to catch up with the myth]


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No. 1 | April 6 | Nationals Park
Pitcher: Bartolo Colon | 4th Inning | 0 on | 405′
Harper walks up to Frank Sinatra, hits homer


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No. 2 | April 12 | Citizens Bank Park
Sean O’Sullivan | 1st Inning | 0 on | 366′

 


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No. 3 | April 17 | Nationals Park
Sean O’Sullivan | 1st Inning | 2 on | 412′

 


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No. 4 | April 18 | Nationals Park
Aaron Harang | 5th Inning | 0 on | 452′
Harper follows mammoth home run with another hair-flip

 


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No. 5 | April 26 | Marlins Park
Dan Haren | 2nd Inning | 0 on | 368′

[Assembling a Home Run Derby field of Nationals]


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No. 6 | May 6 | Nationals Park
Tom Koehler | 2nd Inning | 0 on | 404′


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No. 7 | May 6 | Nationals Park
Tom Koehler | 3rd Inning |  1 on | 431′


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No. 8 | May 6 | Nationals Park
Tom Koehler | 5th Inning | 0 on | 441′


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No. 9 | May 8 | Nationals Park
Eric Stults | 6th Inning | 1 on | 396′


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No. 10 | May 8 | Nationals Park
Williams Perez | 8th Inning | 2 on | 412′


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No. 11 | May 9 | Nationals Park
Cody Martin | 9th Inning | 1 on | 420′
Harper hits walk-off, gets doused in chocolate


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No. 12 | May 12 | Chase Field
Rubby De La Rosa | 6th Inning | 1 on | 396′


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No. 13 | May 15 | Petco Park
Shawn Kelley | 4th Inning | 0 on | 371′


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No. 14 | May 17 | Petco Park
Dale Thayer | 7th Inning | 2 on | 372′


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No. 15 | May 19 | Nationals Park
Nathan Eovaldi | 1st Inning | 0 on | 400′


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No. 16 | May 22 | Nationals Park
Sean O’Sullivan | 2nd Inning | 0 on | 351′


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No. 17 | May 26 | Wrigley Field
Kyle Hendricks | 7th Inning | 0 on | 368′
Harper flings bat in disgust on wind-aided home run


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No. 18 | May 27 | Wrigley Field
Jon Lester | 6th Inning | 0 on | 376′


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No. 19 | June 6 | Nationals Park
Jason Hammel | 9th Inning | 0 on | 385′


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No. 20 | June 9 | Yankee Stadium
Masahiro Tanaka | 4th Inning | 0 on | 421′


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No. 21 | June 12 | Miller Park
Mike Fiers | 2nd Inning | 0 on | 399′


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No. 22 | June 16 | Tropicana Field
C.J. Riefenhauser | 5th Inning | 0 on | 445′
Harper’s homer just misses tank of Rays


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No. 23 | June 20 | Nationals Park
Francisco Liriano | 4th Inning | 0 on | 433′


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No. 24 | June 21 | Nationals Park
Charlie Morton | 1 on | 1st Inning | 390′


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No. 25 | July 4 | Nationals Park
Madison Bumgarner | 1st Inning | 1 on | 377′
Harper’s patriotic bat


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No. 26 | July 11 | Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Miguel Gonzalez | 6th Inning | 0 on | 411′

Bryce Harper’s First-Half Home Runs by the Numbers

Total True Distance*: 10,402′ (1.97 miles)
Average True Distance:
400.1′
Home Runs in Wins:
18
Home Runs in Losses: 8
Home Runs in Max Scherzer Starts: 10
Multi-Home Run Games: 2
Most Games Between Home Runs: 9
Avg. Exit Velocity: 103.05 mph
Most Home Runs By Inning: 1st (5), 4th and 6th (4)
Walk-Off Home Runs: 1

*True Distance (via ESPN): If the home run flew uninterrupted all the way back to field level, the actual distance the ball traveled from home plate, in feet. If the ball’s flight was interrupted before returning all the way down to field level (as is usually the case), the estimated distance the ball would have traveled if its flight had continued uninterrupted all the way down to field level.

Sources: ESPN Home Run Tracker; Baseball Reference; Baseball Savant; MLB.com.