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The Las Vegas native, who was born on Oct. 16, 1992, is the youngest All-Star since New York Mets ace Dwight Gooden, who was about a month younger than Harper when he pitched two scoreless innings in the NL’s 3-1 win in 1984. Gooden is the youngest All-Star ever, followed by Hall of Famer Bob Feller in 1938.

The record for youngest position player was held by Minnesota Twins catcher Butch Wynegar, who was 20 when he played in the AL’s 7-1 loss in 1976.

“I think that’s a pretty cool deal,” Harper said. “And I’m excited. I really am. I’m really excited to get out there and be around those kind of guys and just try to actually enjoy myself as much as I can and really take it all in.”