Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant Have Taken Similar Yet Different Paths to Stardom

May 26, 2015 by  

When the Cubs and Nationals squared off for the first time this season on Memorial Day, each team featured their own version of a baseball phenom.

Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant don't seem like identical players off the top of the head, but the list of similarities between the two players is quite a long one.

Both grew up in the Las Vegas area, where they played with—on the same travel team, called the Ballbusters—and against each other since they were nine and seven years old. They also each have keen memories of the other.

"When we were younger, we used to call him 'Silk,' because he was so smooth with everything he did," Harper Bleacher Report - Chicago Cubs
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