Bryce Harper talks with Chuck from Mt. Airy on 94WIP

Bryce Harper joins 94WIP's Marks & Reese Show

Bryce Harper joined Jon Makrs & Ike Reese on Thursday's 94WIP Afternoon Show and got a special surprise call-in from the now famous caller Chuck from Mt. Airy.

"I just want to say thank you. It's been a great last couple of days and next to my kids being born this has been the greatest moments of my life," Chuck told Harper on Thursday's 94WIP Marks & Reese Show. "So I appreciate you and I thank you for being a great Phillie, for coming on here listening to us, and shouting me out, out of the blue, for real."

"I appreciate it, Chuck," Harper responded. "We're all a family. You guys pull for us, we pull for everybody. I appreciate you so much and thanks for the words, thanks for being kind. I really appreciate that, thank you."

After hitting a home run on Tuesday night, Harper shouted out Chuck from Mt. Airy as his inspiration.

"I was driving in today and I was listening to WIP today, like I do a lot in the two o'clock hour," Harper said after Tuesday's game. "A guy named Chuck called in...I walked in the training room and I was like, 'I'm going to go deep tonight for Chuck!' That guy had me fired up man."

Chuck responded the next day on the 94WIP Midday Show.

Harper says he enjoys listening to SportsRadio94WIP because he follows and roots for all of the Philadelphia sports teams.

"I just enjoy it, the good and the bad...I love listening about sports. Being able to hear about what the Eagles are doing, or the Flyers, or the Sixers, or what the fans are thinking or anything, I like to kind of consume myself with that so I can get the vibe of it...I root for all those guys too, we're kind of all in this together."

Harper, 30, hit his 300th career home-run on Wednesday in dramatic fashion at Citizens Bank Park, capping an incredible month of August where hit 10 home runs as the Phillies broke the team's franchise record for home runs in a month with an absurd 59.

His love affair with Philadelphia continues.

Harper's incredible August comes just nine months after he had Tommy John surgery, forcing him to miss the 30 games of the 2023 season. For the season, Harper is now slashing .308/.402/.503 with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs in 99 games.

This is Harper's fifth season in Philadelphia after signing a 13-year, $330 million with the club in March of 2019.

Of course, Phillies fans are eager to see Harper in October again, hoping he can just come close to matching last year's postseason performance. In 17 playoff games in 2022, Harper slashed .273/.358/.604 with a ridiculous 11 home runs and 23 RBIs and was named NLCS MVP.

The Phillies, 74-59, have a 3.0 game lead over the Cubs for the NL's top wildcard spot.

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