Bryan Harvey

For other people named Bryan Harvey, see Bryan Harvey (disambiguation).
Bryan Harvey
Born: (1963-06-02) June 2, 1963
Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee
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 record 17–25
Earned run average 2.49
Strikeouts 448
Saves 177
Career highlights and awards

Bryan Stanley Harvey (born June 2, 1963 in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played from 1987 to 1995 for the California Angels of the American League and the Florida Marlins of the National League.

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.[1] He finished second[2] in the 1988 American League Rookie of the Year balloting and was named Rookie Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News.[3]

He attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Bandys High School.

Harvey was a member of the inaugural Florida Marlins team that began play in Major League Baseball in 1993.[1]

His son, Kris Harvey, played in the minor leagues for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and his other son, Hunter Harvey, was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2013.

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

See also


  1. 1 2 Pietrusza, David; Matthew Silverman; Gershman, Michael (2000). Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia. New York: Total Sports. p. 476. ISBN 1-892129-34-5.
  2. Weiss is AL Rookie of the year
  3. 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.

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