A look back at the most memorable moments from Bryce Harper’s 2012 season, which earned the Nats outfielder the National League Rookie of the Year award.
April 28: Major league debutHarper wasn't supposed to be in the majors quite this soon, but he was called up from Class AAA Syracuse because the Nationals' injured, punchless lineup needed help. In his third at-bat, Harper smashed a double off the center field wall, flipping off his helmet as he sprinted to second. He also hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth and made a bullet of a throw from left field in the seventh in a 4-3 10-inning loss. His debut performance displayed Harper's fervent playing style and his full array of skills.Alex Gallardo/Reuters