Bryce Harper's broken-bat home run is comically absurd

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper

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Through 17 games, Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper has eight home runs.

Washington Nationals baseball star Bryce Harper is known for his big swings, but this week he hit a home run with a difference - smashing his bat in the process!

The Washington Nationals slugger swung ferociously at a 95mph fastball from Jacob deGrom, hitting the eighth homer of his Major League career as the Caps clinched an 8-6 win against the New York Mets at Citi Field. "It just broke and kept going".

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Part of the bat flew off when Harper hit the ball, leaving only a jagged handle in his hands. No matter, however, as Harper was still able place the ball 406 feet into the seats at Shea Stadium.

On his way back to the dugout, Harper playfully pulled up his sleeve to show his biceps. Harper, a product of Las Vegas High School and the College of Southern Nevada, hit his major league-leading eighth home run, a solo shot in the first inning on a 95 miles per hour fastball from Jacob deGrom.

"It was impressive", Turner said "There's rumors that it was already broken beforehand".

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