Bryce Harper Reveals He Wants To Be The Tom Brady Of Baseball

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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper will be playing in his 12th season in 2023. And if he gets is way, he isn’t even halfway done with his career.

Harper says he wants to play baseball as long as Tom Brady played football, and he could do it.

Amazingly, despite already achieving significant longevity in the game, Bryce Harper won’t even turn 31-years-old until October 16th.

Harper earned his GED in October of his junior year in high school so he could be eligible for the Major League Baseball draft in June of 2010.

So, as a 17-year-old, after hitting 31 home runs with 98 RBI in 66 games at the College of Southern Nevada, he was the first overall selection in the MLB draft by the Washington Nationals.

While he suffered a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow and a fractured left thumb in 2022, causing him to miss numerous games and limiting to designated hitter duties for much of the season, Bryce Harper says he is far from the end of his baseball career.

In fact, Bryce Harper wants to be like Tom Brady and play until he’s 45-years-old.

He said this while discussing, at length, his historic home run in Game 5 of the 2022 National League Championship Series.

“I dropped out of high school as a sophomore,” Bryce Harper told Matt Gelb of The Athletic this week. “I play my junior year of high school in junior college. Having to be the No. 1 one pick. I have to. I have no (fallback). I can’t go back to high school. There’s nothing else I can do. I have to be the No. 1 pick. Talk about pressure? Talk about people relying on you and telling you, ‘This is how it has to be. It has to work out.’ I’m 16 years old, what do you mean it has to work out? That was the most pressure I’ve ever felt in my whole life. Having to go to junior college and knowing it has to work out.

“So, these moments are just so much fun for me. This is what it’s all about. This is the game that we play. And so when that happens, you’re excited. You’re ecstatic. But you’re so excited for everybody else around you as well. You’re making things happen for everybody else around you. It’s so much fun. It’s what you dream of. This is what I love. This is what I do.”

“I absolutely love playing for the Philadelphia Phillies,” Harper revealed. “I can’t explain to you how much I love it. And how much I enjoy it. I really can’t. I want to play here until I’m 45 years old, and I really believe that I can.”

Harper added, while talking about all the great times he’s had playing the game of baseball, “They’re moments you want forever. I want more of them. This isn’t the only moment that I want.”

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