Phillies: Each of Bryce Harper’s clutch, walk-off career hits
By Matt Rappa
Three of Bryce Harper’s 12 career walk-offs have come in a Phillies uniform
When the Philadelphia Phillies signed slugging outfielder Bryce Harper to a then-record 13-year, $330 million contract before the 2019 season, in part, it was to make sure he could no longer do damage against them.
Leading up to the highly anticipated, March 2, 2019, signing, the Las Vegas, Nevada, native had played in 927 career games, producing 184 home runs and 521 RBI. During his first and only National League MVP season in 2015, Harper led all of baseball in on-base percentage (.460), slugging percentage (.649), and OPS (1.109). Also, he posted a National League-best 118 runs and 42 home runs.
In 110 career games against the Phillies, in particular, — from his 2012 debut through 2018 while a member of the division-rival Washington Nationals — Harper slashed .271/.378/.519 with 18 doubles, three triples, 24 home runs, and 66 RBI.
Two of those 24 home runs came in walk-off fashion early on in the 2017 season — a two-run shot on May 13, and a three-run shot on April 16.
Overall, the six-time All-Star has 12 career walk-offs (11 hits, one sacrifice fly), producing 22 total RBI. Half of them feature the outfielder slugging a home run. Also, three of the 12 came with and against the Phillies, as well as three against the Mets.
Coincidentally, Harper’s first career walk-off came against the Mets, as well as his most recent in Friday’s series opener to help Joe Girardi‘s squad snap a three-game skid in the shortened, 60-game 2020 season.
We take a look back at each of Harper’s 12 clutch career walk-offs.