‘Dark Knight’ Matt Harvey (34), who crashed in an instant after making his name as a fastball pitcher, announced his retirement.
Harvey said goodbye today (6th) on his social media, saying, “Baseball, hello. And thank you.”
Right-handed pitcher Harvey made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut in 2012 with the New York Mets.
In the following year, 스포츠토토2013, it stood tall as expected.
The Chicago White Sox match held on May 8 of that year is still talked about by many fans.
At the time, Harvey had a nosebleed and made headlines by throwing 1 hit and 12 strikeouts in 9 innings.
Harvey was selected as a National League All-Star, and also played as a starting pitcher in the All-Star Game held at Citi Field in New York, his home stadium.
He went 9-5 that year with a 2.27 ERA and 191 strikeouts.
Harvey missed the entire 2014 season after injuring ligaments in his elbow during the season and had to undergo surgery, but returned in 2015 to throw another fastball.
People around him pointed out the need for management, concerned about the aftereffects, but Harvey threw many innings regardless.
At the time, Harvey was responsible for 189.1 innings, the most of his personal career.
The Mets advanced to the postseason that year, and Harvey played the Division Series, Championship Series, and World Series.
Mets fans were enamored with Harvey’s fighting spirit, and it was at this time that the nickname ‘The Dark Knight’ was coined.
Unfortunately, its heyday was short-lived.
The following year, he suffered from large and small injuries such as thoracic impingement syndrome, and collapsed.
In the end, the Mets released Harvey, and Harvey became a wanderer, traveling to the Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Angels, and Kansas City Royals.
In 2020, there were rumors of entering the Korean professional baseball league.
Harvey was suspended for 60 games by the MLB Secretariat after it became known that he provided fentanyl, a narcotic painkiller, to pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who died of a drug overdose in May of last year while playing for the Baltimore Orioles.
During this process, he also revealed that he had taken cocaine.
Harvey was released from Baltimore and never returned to MLB.
His last appearance earlier this year was as a member of the Italian National Team at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
“The Mets fans made my dream a reality,” Harvey said. “You will always be in my heart.”
Harvey went 50-66 with a 4.42 earned run average in his MLB career.