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Bryce Harper’s walk-off grand slam game to be replayed Thursday


Bryce Harper hit an iconic home run in 2019. (Ian D’Andrea)

COVID-19 forced MLB to push back Opening Day, which was scheduled to take place on March 26. However, baseball is pulling out all the stops in an attempt to entertain fans on Thursday anyway.

As Andrew Simon of MLB.com noted, baseball plans to blanket old and new media with classic games Thursday to make up for Opening Day having to be pushed back.

Among the games that will be replayed is the Phillies 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 15, 2019. You may remember that as the game that Bryce Harper hit a walk-off grand slam while the Phillies rocked their powder blue throwback jerseys. The home run – which featured an iconic television call from Tom McCarthy and John Kruk – checked in at No. 5 on Phillies Nation‘s countdown of the top 10 Phillies home runs in Citizens Bank Park history.

The win, which helped the Phillies to complete a three-game sweep of the Cubs, will be shown in its entirety on MLB’s official Twitter account (@MLB) at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday.

Below is the full schedule of games that will be broadcast on Thursday, in place of what was supposed to be Opening Day:

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