Talk about being joined at the hip.
Nationals star Bryce Harper hit his 150th career home run in the bottom of the fourth inning Monday against the Marlins. Harper became just the 14th player in MLB history to reach 150 home runs before his 25th birthday.
That in itself is impressive, but what is even more eye-opening is the fact Harper reached the milestone at 24 years and 295 days old… or the exact same age as Mike Trout when the Angels outfielder accomplished the feat last season, according to MLB.com.
The two stars have become inseparable when it comes to player comparisons since they both became full-time big leaguers in 2012, so it’s only fitting Harper reached the 150 home runs milestone at the same age as Trout.
Harper and Trout are MLB’s two young stars. Both have achieved Rookie of the Year honors. Both have achieved multiple All-Star honors. Both have achieved MVP honors. And if that wasn’t enough, the two even traded home runs in the same exact inning recently when the Nationals and Angels played each other in mid-July.
If Monday was any indication, the endless Harper-Trout comparisons will continue for seasons to come.
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