Bryce Harper hit a ball so hard he literally knocked the cover off it

We’ve known for a while that Bryce Harper is extremely good at hitting baseballs, but last night, we got a look at just how much power is behind his swing.

In the second inning of Thursday night’s game against the Orioles, the Nationals star hit a foul ball so hard he ripped a hole in it. A cameraman was lucky enough to capture the ball as it came off Harper’s bat and ricocheted directly toward the camera.

Soon after, the Nationals had recovered the ball, posting it to their twitter feed along with an A+ “The Sandlot” reference.

Beyond hitting the skin off a ball, Harper had a pretty good night, going 3-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI for the game. The Nationals went on to win the game 6-1.

ICYMI: Bryce Harper ripped the cover off the ball. Literally.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 9, 2017

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