Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper (30) has reached the 300-homer plateau in his career.
Harper went 1-for-4 with a double, a home run, two RBIs and a walk while batting third and starting at first base in the Phillies’ 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series game against the Los Angeles Angels at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Monday.
In his final at-bat of the day, with two outs in the eighth inning, Harper lifted an 85.3-mile-per-hour (137.3 km/h) knuckleball from the Angels’ Matt Moore over the right-center field fence for a two-run home run. His 15th home run of the season.
With it, Harper reached 300 homers in his 1481st major league game. He is the 158th player in major league history to reach 300 homers. He is the 12th active player to do so.
In his big league debut with the Washington Nationals in 2012, Harper hit 22 home runs and was named Rookie of the Year. In 2015, he hit a career-high 44 home runs in a single season, winning the National League MVP and home run title. In his 12 seasons in the majors, Harper has never missed the double-digit home run mark.
“I think everyone has been waiting for this moment,” Harper told MLB.com. I wanted to set a home run record at home and in front of my fans,” he said, adding, “I want to hit more than 300 home runs, I’m thinking about more home runs.”토토사이트
But despite Harper’s performance, the Phillies gave up three runs in the ninth inning and lost 8-10. The Phillies fell to 74-59 on the season and had their six-game winning streak snapped.
Meanwhile, Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, who started in the No. 3 spot, went 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and a walk.