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Nationals' Star Steps Up to the Plate in Washington and Takes One Big Swing With 'Patriotic' Bat

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The feat placed the 22-year-old in rare company.

On Independence Day 2015, Washington Nationals' star slugger Bryce Harper stepped up to the plate in the nation's capital against defending World Series champs, the San Francisco Giants.

And he was armed with a bat decorated in red, white and blue.

Image source: YouTube

As Harper's done 24 other times this season, he took a big swing and crushed the ball over the right field wall.

Image source: YouTube

The feat placed the 22-year-old in rare company:

The Nats prevailed 9-3.

Here's the clip:

(H/T: Young Conservatives)

This story has been updated.

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