Bryce Harper Got His 100th Career Home Run Ball Back From A Very Lucky Make-A-Wish Kid

by 3 years ago


The Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper is having one hell of a start to his season already, blasting a bunch of home runs and playing like one would think a reigning NL MVP would.

Blasting his 100th career home run the other day, it was discovered that a Make-A-Wish kid named Lauren Martin was the one who retrieved the ball, getting to meet Harper following the game for a little hangout time in exchange for the career highlight.

Lauren, who’s in remission after being diagnosed with leukemia at five years old, met Taylor Swift at a concert in Portland, Ore., through the Make-a-Wish Foundation three years ago and called it a “dream come true,” but getting the chance to chat with the best baseball player on the planet had to be prett dope, too.


The 10-year-old didn’t get to keep the historic home run ball, but she did get hooked up with a bunch of autographs and one of Harper’s bats, so she definitely didn’t go home empty-handed.

[H/T Washington Post]

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