Bryce Harper Hits First Career Home Run

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages. I am proud to bring to you the moment you've all been waiting for.

No, it's not Bryce Harper getting a haircut, but it's close.

Harper, after hitting too many doubles, finally hit his first career home run Monday in the Washington Nationals' 8-5 win over the San Diego Padres.

Harper took a Tim Stauffer pitch deep to dead center field for a 429-foot bomb in the third inning. After rounding the bases, he made a curtain call and acknowledged the fans in attendance.

According to STATS LLC, Harper -- at 19 years, 221 days old -- is the youngest player to knock a homer since Adrian Beltre did at 19 years, 171 days old in September 1998.

Now that that is out of the way, Harper can focus on other things, like getting a haircut. Really, Bryce, get a haircut.

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

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