Three years ago in 2019, Bryce Harper signed a 13-year contract worth $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, and now that he got the opportunity to embrace that decision, he showed an outstanding performance.
Last Sunday 23rd October, during Sunday’s game Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres, Bryce Harper of the Phillies blasted a two-strike, two-homerun at the end of the eighth innings. Bryce Harper’s achievement gave Philadelphia Phillies a lead of 4-3 against the San Diego Padres, in Sunday’s Game 5.
Harpers’ lead ultimately turned into the Philadelphia Philly’s win over San Diego Padres, and with this win, the Phillies got the chance to enter for the first time in World Series since 2009.
The Phillies scored a 2–0 lead during the third inning on a two-run homer by Rhys Hoskins
Bryce Harper’s Homerun leads to Phillies’ win
Harper’s Sunday Home run was the sixth one in the MLB’s history that a player hit a two-out home run in the eighth inning or later to win a series.
It was Harper’s fifth home run of this postseason is tied for the fourth-most in MLB’s history in a single postseason and his 11th extra-base hit, which is a franchise record.
All About Bryce Harper
Bryce Harper is an American professional baseball right fielder born on October 16, 1992. The 30-year-old player is the DH (Designated hitter) for the Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball (MLB).
Before joining the Philadelphia Phillies, Bryce Harper played for Washington Nationals between 20112 to 2018, and was known as a “five-tool player”.
In 2012 Bryce won the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year Award and in 2015, he tied for the NL lead in home runs. Harper was also named NL Most Valuable Player of 2015 by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and he was also the youngest Major League Baseball (MLB) player to win this award at the age of 22.
Bryce was a free agent during the offseason from 2018 to 2019, he signed a $330 contract of 13 years with the Philadelphia Phillies, the contract was marked the richest contract in North American sports history until the time it was surpassed by Mike Trout’s contract.
In 2021 Bryce won the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the second time, and this time it was with the Philadelphia Phillies. The next season, he lead the Phillies to their first postseason appearance in 11 years and also helped the team win its first pennant since 2009, winning the NLCS MVP in the process.