Despite Suffering a Career-Threatening Injury, ‘Super Hero’ Bryce Harper’s ‘Crazy’ Season Leaves Fans in Disbelief as Phillies Secure Playoff Berth

Published 09/27/2023, 10:00 AM EDT

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It’s a 2022 repeat for the Philadelphia Phillies. They have made it to the playoffs again, all thanks to their team display on the field. Their latest win against the Pittsburgh Pirates is the latest testament to it. Though every player has contributed to this historic success, the name of Bryce Harper outshines everyone else. The reason behind it was his record-breaking recovery from a career-threatening injury, which made the Harper a special one.

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Notably, Harper had Tommy John surgery in November 2022. It looked like the end of the 2023 season for him. But the 30-year-old returned to the field in a record time, surprising everyone. Harer has added another element to the with his performances at the plate. Fans who were less hopeful of seeing the 2021 MVP playing are happy with it and have shown the same in their reactions to social media.

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It was not an ideal end of the 2022 season for Philadelphia’s star Bryce Harper. His team failed to make the opportunity count and failed the World Series challenge. Later, Harper got himself hurt and had to go for surgery. Because of it, everyone expected the two-time NL MVP to miss a lot of the 2023 season after Tommy John surgery. But he made a quick return and became a part of the team.

An x user also reflected on the same and wrote, “The fact that Bryce Harper underwent Tommy John surgery on November 23, 2022, and is posting these numbers in 2023 is ridiculously impressive.”

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The statement came as everyone expected him to struggle. But that is not the case with the $330 million star. He has performed well and is at the top of the team scoring list with an average of 0.292 and an OBP of 0.399. Apart from that, Harper has 20 HRs and 71 RBIs to his credit. Amazing! Isn’t it? Well, this is what fans also think so.

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It’s a pleasure for baseball fans to see their favorite players playing. It increases more when the same star returns from an injury and performs well. The baseball world has seen that with the return of Aaron Judge.

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But Bryce Harper’s story is no different, which has become better with the Phillies making it to the postseason. Because of this, the fans are feeling great and have responded with the same spirit to his season record.

Another fan termed it crazy.

One compared him to another superstar player.

Others consider themselves lucky.

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One gave the context of his return and shared.

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Fans have loved his journey after his return, which has been magical. Now, with the Philadelphia Phillies making it to the playoffs, they would want Harper to continue his performance and win his first World Series. But given the competition, the road will be tough for him. Will he be able to do it? What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by:

Saurabh Saini

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