Bryan Harvey
Pitcher
Born: (1963-06-02) June 2, 1963 (age 60)
Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 16, 1987, for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
April 28, 1995, for the Florida Marlins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record17–25
Earned run average2.49
Strikeouts448
Saves177
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Bryan Stanley Harvey (born June 2, 1963) is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher who played nine seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the California Angels of the American League and the Florida Marlins of the National League.

Career

Harvey attended Bandys High School in Catawba, North Carolina, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. At Charlotte, Harvey pitched a team-leading 52 strikeouts in 1982 as a freshman.[1]

Not selected in the 1985 Major League Baseball draft, Harvey began his pro baseball career with the California Angels farm system, starting in 1985 with the Quad Cities Angels then the Palm Springs Angels in 1986.[2]

Harvey was elected to the All-Star team for the American League in 1991 and for the National League in 1993. He led the American League in saves in 1991 with 46.[3] That year, Harvey also became the first pitcher to record 40 saves and 100 strikeouts in one season. He finished second[4] in the 1988 American League Rookie of the Year balloting and was named Rookie Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News.[5]

Harvey was a member of the inaugural Florida Marlins team that began play in Major League Baseball in 1993.[3]

Harvey's pitching repertoire featured a low-90s fastball and a forkball, delivered overhand with a big shoulder turn.

Family

One of his sons, Hunter Harvey, was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2013 and made his major league debut for them on August 17, 2019.[6] Another son, Kris Harvey, played in the minor leagues for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

See also

References

  1. ^ Charlotte Baseball Record Book (PDF). University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 2023. p. 13. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  2. ^ "Bryan Harvey: Minor Lg Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  3. ^ a b Pietrusza, David; Matthew Silverman; Gershman, Michael (2000). Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia. New York: Total Sports. p. 476. ISBN 1-892129-34-5.
  4. ^ Weiss is AL Rookie of the year
  5. ^ Charlton, James; Shatzkin, Mike; Holtje, Stephen (1990). The Ballplayers: baseball's ultimate biographical reference. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow. p. 452. ISBN 0-87795-984-6.
  6. ^ Jessica Camerato (August 18, 2019). "Harvey impresses in long-awaited MLB debut". MLB.com. Retrieved August 18, 2019.