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Bryce Harper breaks his bat, still hits a 400 foot home run

The Nationals star wasn’t about to let some broken lumber stop him from hitting it out of the park.

Bryce Harper's bat flies away.
Bryce Harper's bat flies away.
Image: Twitter/Nationals

BRYCE HARPER LEADS the MLB in home runs this season with eight.

But no matter what his final tally is for the season, few will be as impressive as the one he hit in the first inning of the Washington Nationals’ 8-6 win over the New York Mets last night.

While Jacob deGrom’s 152 kph (95mph) pitch was enough to shatter Harper’s bat, it was not enough to stop him finding the fence 124 metres (406ft) away:

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