Bryce Harper wins thrilling Home Run Derby at Nats Park, talks free agency

Bryce Harper swung away. And he did not disappoint.

The Washington Nationals’ slugger won the Home Run Derby on Monday night in front of an adoring crowd of 43,698 at Nationals Park, rallying to edge Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber 19-18 in the final round.

Harper, taking pitches from his father, Ron, and wearing a headband emblazoned with the D.C. flag and an arm cover with the American flag, ran off an amazing nine homers in 50 seconds to take the title. You can watch the highlights below.

“I was fortunate to share that and show that to the fans,” Harper said after the competition, according to MLB.com. “That wasn’t only for me and my family and everybody like that, but this is for the cook, the guy who works the front and the people that work upstairs. I mean, this is [for] the whole city of D.C. I was very fortunate to be able to bring this back to them and do it here.”

Harper also addressed his impending free agency earlier on Monday. He had said before the…

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