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Bryce Harper again making All-Star history

Bryce Harper is headed to his second straight All-Star Game.

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Bryce Harper is headed to his second straight All-Star Game.

Washington outfielder Bryce Harper was the youngest position player -- and third-youngest player overall -- to appear in the All-Star Game when he got into the game in 2012 at age 19.

Last season’s National League Rookie of the Year isn’t done making history.

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On Tuesday in New York he’ll become the youngest NL player to start in the Midsummer Classic and the fourth-youngest overall.

He’s also the first Nationals player to be named an All-Star twice in the team’s nine-year existence in Washington.

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A look at who Harper has joined in the final four of youngest All-Star starters:

Jerry Walker, Orioles, pitcher, 20 years, 172 days

1959 All-Star Game (second of two). Total All-Star appearances: 1

Al Kaline, Tigers, outfielder, 20 years, 205 days

1955 All-Star Game. Total ASG appearances: 15

Ken Griffey Jr., Mariners, outfielder, 20 years, 231 days

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1990 All-Star game. Total ASG appearances: 13

Bryce Harper, Nationals, 20 years, 270 days

2013 All-Star Game. Total ASG appearances: 2

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