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.

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

1990 All-Star game. Total ASG appearances: 13

Bryce Harper, Nationals, 20 years, 270 days


2013 All-Star Game. Total ASG appearances: 2