Counting down the Phillies' 5 hardest hits of the 2023 season

Here are the hardest hits by Phillies hitters in 2023. Can you guess who took the top spot?
Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Schwarber was responsible for most of the hardest hits in 2023
Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Schwarber was responsible for most of the hardest hits in 2023 / Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 2: Kyle Schwarber, 114.4 mph

And one more time, it's Schwarber with his hardest hit of the 2023 season. This one, shockingly, wasn't a home run.

Leading off a July 6 contest against the Tampa Bay Rays at beautiful Tropicana Field, Schwarber laced a high 0-2 fastball from Rays starter Shawn Armstrong down the right field line at 114.4 mph, ending up on second base with a double.

The Phillies would go on to win the low scoring affair 3-1, with our boy Schwarber knocking in the winning run in the 11th inning on a 93.2 mph single.

No. 1: Bryce Harper, 115.7 mph

Finally, we come to the hardest hit by a Phillies player in 2023, and it's Bryce Harper with a 115.7 mph home run on Aug. 29.

Facing Los Angeles Angels starter Tyler Anderson to lead off the second inning, Harper got a 1-0 middle-middle 89.2 mph sinker and rocketed a solo home run 432 feet off the second-deck scoreboard in right field at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies' first run of the game tied the affair at 1-1, and they would eventually cruise to a 12-7 victory.

The homer was the 299th home run of Harper's career and ties for the 14th hardest hit ball in the majors in 2023.

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