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Bryce Harper's Home Run Sprint Thursday Fastest In Baseball This Season




    One of the more unique things about Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is the way he sprints around the bases following a home run. Most players tend to admire their work and take their time to get back to home plate. Not Harper. Kid flys out of the batter's box like a bat out of hell.

    Thanks to Deadspin, I have come to find out that there is a website -- Tater Trot Tracker (clever) -- that, as the moniker explains, tracks the amount of time it takes a player to circle the bases. According to said website, Harper's home run trot of 16.2 seconds after smashing his 15th of the season (and third in 24 hours) during Thursday's 8-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals was the fastest in baseball this season.

    Harper's home run trot Thursday supplants the previous high, which also belonged to him; he rounded the bases in 16.35 seconds May 26. He now owns three of the top 10 fastest trots this season.

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