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Bryce Harper Youngest Player in National League History to Start All-Star Game

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Harper: Youngest NL All-Star Starter Ever

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Bryce Harper will represent the Washington Nationals in the National League's All-Star starting lineup, making him the youngest player in NL history ever to do so.

Harper, making his second All-Star appearance, is the youngest starter since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1990. And yes, that was two years before Harper was born. Harper is also the first position player to appear in two All-Star Games before turning 21.

He will be joined in Queens on July 16 by pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, who leads the National League with 12 wins.

Meanwhile, Ian Desmond will be a part of the "Final Vote," which will allow fans to choose the last member of both All-Star squads. Unfortunately for Desmond, he will be up against the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, who has taken the league by storm over the last month.


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