How Baseball MVP Bryce Harper Got Katie Ledecky’s Cap for Celebration

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 1

September 29th, 2016 National, News, Video

When baseball’s Washington Nationals clinched the National League East earlier this week, their biggest star Bryce Harper rocked a pair of goggles and a Katie Ledecky cap during the team’s post-game celebration in Pittsburgh.

On Wednesday evening, on the red carpet at the 2016 USOC Team USA Awards ceremony in Washington D.C., the 5-time Olympic champion Ledecky explained toreporters how Harper acquired her cap:

“He was so kind. In the first pitch I gave him the medals, and he was such a good sport about it. I sent him a thank-you note and put a cap in. I told him that maybe it could help him contain his hair as he was rounding third base, but he had other ideas. I’m very honored that he decided to wear it for the celebration.”

Later that evening, Ledecky won the USOC’s Female Athlete of the Year award. Swimmers cleaned up the night, with Michael Phelps winning Male Athlete of the Games and Brad Snyder winning Male Athlete of the Paralympics, among other honors.

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Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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