April 21, 2014

PHOTOS: Bryce Harper’s DC Debut

Welcome to Washington, Bryce Harper!

Nationals fans watched Bryce Harper make his major league debut on television when the Nats played at the Los Angeles Dodgers last week. Last night, 22,000-plus showed up in Washington for Harper’s “Home Debut” on Tuesday, May 1. Harper was in the starting lineup batting seventh and playing in left field.

Bryce Harper went 0-for-3 at the plate, however, showed off his cannon arm and hustle on and off the field. Fans were very excited to welcome him to DC and look forward to a long future with Harper in it.

It was hard to hear with the fans cheering, however, I think that Harper’s walk-up song was “Flower” by Moby. Thanks to SoundHound for picking it up!

The Arizona Diamondbacks spoiled the fun by taking the first game of the series 5-1.

Here is our photo gallery with some of the highlights of Bryce Harper’s Home Debut.

Bryce Harper making his DC debut, May 1 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

The first National Anthem for Bryce Harper and Tyler Moore at Nationals Park as Big Leaguers, May 1 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper gave props to fans on his first jog to LF at Nationals Park, May 1 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper's DC debut, May 1 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper on deck for first at bat for DC debut, May 1 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Fans on their feet for Bryce Harper's first at bat in DC debut, May 1 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper's first at bat in DC debut, May 1 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper goes down swinging in his first at bat in DC debut, May 1 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Catcher Miguel Montero tags Bryce Harper after he struck out swinging in his first at bat in DC debut, May 1 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper hustles on and off the field each time (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper's second at bat came in the fifth inning. He grounded out to shortstop. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

With bases loaded, Bryce Harper catches fly ball by Justin Upton and fires to home plate, 7th inning (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

With bases loaded, Bryce Harper catches fly ball by Justin Upton and fires a perfect throw to Wilson Ramos at home plate, however, ump ruled John McDonald was safe, 7th inning (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Here is Harper’s cannon throw to home during 7th inning. (MLB Video)

Bryce Harper's third at bat came in the seventh inning. He grounded out to first baseman to pitcher Trevor Cahill. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper gear at Nationals team store behind home plate, May 1 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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