Harper Becomes 6th Player with 40-Homer Season Before Turning 23

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hit his 40th home run of the season in the seventh inning of Wednesday's 12-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, becoming just the sixth player in MLB history to reach 40 homers in a season before his 23rd birthday, per Elias Sports Bureau (h/t ESPN Stats & Info).

Harper joins Mel Ott (1929), Joe DiMaggio (1937), Eddie Mathews (1953 and 1954), Johnny Bench (1970) and Juan Gonzalez (1992), making him the first player in 23 years (and second in...

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