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Bryce Harper Makes Home Run History Again

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    Through five games, Bryce Harper has hit three home runs, tied for the second-most in the National League and third-most in Major League Baseball. With those three home runs, Harper has already set two major-league records.

    Monday, Harper (20 years, 167 days old) became the youngest player in MLB history to hit two or more home runs in his team's season opener, breaking the previous record of 21 years, 305 days old set by the Phillies' Don Money in 1969.

    Harper continued his historic run Saturday, hitting a two-run home run in the top of the third inning of Washington's 7-6 extra-innings win over the Cincinnati Reds.

    With three home runs in five games, Harper is now also the youngest player in league history to do that, besting the Braves' Justin Upton by 52 days.

    Harper didn't hit his third home run until his 26th game last season.


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