Harper 2nd-youngest player to homer in postseason
October 12, 2012
New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper has become the first teenager to hit a triple in a postseason game - and the second-youngest player to homer.
The 19-year-old Harper tripled to drive in a run in the first inning, then hit a solo shot leading off the third, both against St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright in Game 5 of an NL division series Friday night.
The only player younger than Harper, who turns 20 on Tuesday, to hit a home run in the postseason is Andruw Jones, who was about 19 1/2 when he had two for the Atlanta Braves in 1996. The previous youngest with a triple was 20-year-old Justin Upton for Arizona in 2007, according to STATS LLC.
Harper entered Friday in a 1-for-18 slump in these playoffs.
The Associated Press News Service
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved
15-5 L20 Guarantees, +7,760 TY
13-1 L14 Totals, +2,785 This Year
6-0 L2 Days +2,336 This Season
12-5, +967 Record Last 4 Days
13-4 G-Plays, +1,568 This Year
4-1 L2 Days, 11-2 Win Streak
+2,517 Net Proftis This Year
25-14 +1,236 L39, +2,104 TY
4-2 L6, +2,174 MLB Totals TY
5-1 +622 L6 G-Plays, +1,617 TY
6-0 L6, 12-3 +937 L15 Guarantees
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10%
off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20%
off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000
Member Plays each month!