Only three players from the Philadelphia Phillies have cut .300 / .400 / .500 since 1900 (minimum 500 plate appearances): Ryan Howard (2006), Chuck Klein (1929-30, 1932-33) and Lefty O’Doul (1929-30). 180 OPS + of Bryce harper He is the third tallest by a Phillies player since 1900.
Only Mike Schmidt (198 OPS + in 1981) and Dick Allen (181 OPS + in 1966) have done better. Manager Joe Girardi explained if there is any additional motivation to play well down the stretch so as not to waste Harper’s season:
I don’t think you need more motivation. I never think of it as not wanting to waste someone’s season. Because we are all involved in this, right? And the game is. But he’s a big reason why we’ve stayed, just for the season he’s had and the last two and a half months, whatever he’s done. It was amazing to watch. “
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Thus, the right fielder Harper is very close to joining a select group of the pure cream of history in the organization of the Phillies, where the five former players mentioned above are.
I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.