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Bryce Harper Has Pitching Experience



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    WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals walks back to the dugout after popping out against the Tampa Bay Rays in interleague play at Nationals Park on June 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

    We all know Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper as an outfielder, a home run hitter, a witty conversationalist and a connoisseur of pop music.

    But did you also know that he was a pitcher?

    Check the video:


    Back in 2010, while Harper was still playing at the College of Southern Nevada and a gleam of hope for all 30 MLB teams, he actually pitched in relief against Western Nevada College (after hitting a home run earlier in the game, no less).

    Harper actually struck somebody out, but gave up a triple and a walk-off single in the ninth as Southern Nevada lost 5-4.

    Just something for the Nationals to keep in their back pocket.

    Eat your heart out, Rick Ankiel.

    (via @RecordsAndRadio)

    Adam Vingan is co-founder and editor of Kings Of Leonsis, a Caps-centric blog. Follow him on Twitter @AdamVingan and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at)