Bryce Harper Does Amazing Thing, Part Infinity

There’s no such thing as a “clutch gene.” Except in the DNA that belongs to Bryce Harper.

Nationals outfielder/überstar Bryce Harper is good at many baseball things, like hitting home runs, and has a flair for the dramatic, as they say. He hit one in his first at-bat of the year …

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…as well as his second.

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In fact, Harper had 12 home runs when he crashed into the Dodger Stadium wall fence on May 13. An injury from that moment forced him to miss the last 31 games — before yesterday.

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The hometown Nationals fans were really excited to see their star make his return.

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This fan, especially.

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And she must’ve been ecstatic when, in his first at-bat, Harper homered to left center field.

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The kids, especially ones with Harper-inspired ‘dos, were overcome with joy.

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Even Harper himself couldn’t help but sneak a peek.

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Harper’s 13th homer of the year gave his team the early lead, and they never looked back, winning 10-5 over Milwaukee.

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Here’s the entire sequence. (The Nats’ home announcers can barely contain their awe.)

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