While the ball still flew an estimated 406 feet, the top of his bat crashed into the protective netting and Harper was left to run just holding his handle. According to MLB's website, the swing propelled the ball 406 feet, with an exit velocity of 99 miles per hour.
Stepping up to the plate against the New York Mets, the 25-year-old managed his league-high eighth homer of the season, but as he hit the ball his bat cracked in half.
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Harper connected for a solo drive in the first inning off Jacob deGrom.
These are just some of the reactions to the phenomenal swing by baseball's home run leader. Mets have three hits but only one run. He also drove in a run with a safety squeeze. "I heard the bat break, and then I looked".
Harper's two-run single off Jerry Blevins made it 6-3.
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DeGrom struck out 12 in 7 1/3 innings, the longest outing by a Mets pitcher this season.
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