Watch Bryce Harper trade an autograph for his 40th HR ball

Thursday September 17th, 2015

Bryce Harper made history on Wednesday night when he became just the sixth player to hit 40 home runs in a season before his 23rd birthday, and the Nationals slugger immediately faced an even more difficult task, getting a Phillies fan to give it back to him.

Luckily for Harper the fan seemed amenable to a swap, with the outfielder autographing a ball and tossing it into the stands in exchange for the benchmark homer.

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Harper’s 40th home run came as part of a big offensive night for the Nationals, who defeated Philadelphia 12–2.

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