BASEBALL PHENOM BRYCE HARPER MAKES NATIONAL TV DEBUT LIVE ON FSN
Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic Showcases Future Stars
Chance for Fans to See “Baseball’s LeBron”
Bryce Harper, the baseball prodigy and Sports Illustrated cover boy who has been described as a “once in a lifetime talent” and “baseball’s LeBron,” will make his national TV debut LIVE on Fox Sports Net in the Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic Sunday, August 16 at 8:00 PM ET.
The game, which will showcase 40 of the nation’s top high school baseball players, will be played in PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and will be televised live nationally on FOX Sports Net and select Comcast regional sports networks to more than 90 million homes. Daron Sutton, television voice of the Arizona Diamondbacks, will call play-by-play, while former Houston Astros great and 7-time All-Star Craig Biggio will provide analysis.
Harper, the 16-year-old phenom whose tape-measure home runs have been a YouTube sensation, will anchor the squad of all-stars from the West in an East vs. West format. Harper is one of the most publicized prospects in the history of high school baseball and is a special inclusion in the 2009 Aflac All-American class. Since being the subject of a recent Tom Verducci cover story in Sports Illustrated, Harper’s fame has exploded beyond amateur baseball circles and is one of the most closely watched high school athletes since LeBron James. Harper recently enrolled in the College of Southern Nevada and is expected to enter the 2010 Major League Baseball draft.
This marks the seventh consecutive year FSN has televised the Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic.