PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Bryce Harper’s walk-off grand slam sent Phillies fans, the team and Harper himself into a frenzy. After sprinting around the bases, Harper was mobbed by his teammates, and he made sure he celebrated with the team’s new hitting coach, Charlie Manuel.
The 75-year-old Manuel was nearly taken to the ground by Harper who used a bear hug to celebrate with his coach.
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Since Manuel was announced as the new hitting coach, the Phillies’ offense has erupted for 22 runs in their last three games.MORE NEWS: Wildfire At Brendan T. Byrne State Forest Burns More Than 300 Acres
Harper, on his own, has been on a tear. In his last six games, Harper has hit five home runs with 13 runs batted in.