‘The Dark Knight’ Matt Harvey announces retirement

‘The Dark Knight’ Matt Harvey (34) announced his retirement from active duty.

On the 5th, Harvey posted on his Instagram, “Goodbye baseball. And thank you,” he announced his retirement.

He pitched in 10 games in the minor leagues of the Baltimore Orioles last year and represented Italy in the World Baseball Classic last year, but this season he did not play without his team. And this time officially announcing his retirement.

Nominated by the New York Mets with the 7th overall pick in the 1st round of the 2010 draft, he debuted in the big leagues in 2012 and went 50-66 with an ERA of 4.42 in 180 games over 9 seasons.

He was selected as an All-Star in 2013 and pitched as a starting pitcher in the National League in the All-Star Game held at Citi Field, his home stadium.

After missing the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, he recorded 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA in 29 games and 189 1/3 innings in 2015, contributing to the team’s advancement to the postseason. He posted a 3.04 earned run average in four postseason appearances, helping the team advance to the World Series.

In particular, in Game 5 of the World Series, he left a strong impression by pitching 8 innings, 5 hits, 2 walks, 9 strikeouts and 2 runs.

However, it went downhill rapidly after that. It was more about the mind than the body. In 2017, he was disciplined for absenteeism without notice, and in 2018, he left the team during an expedition to the west and participated in a party, causing controversy.

During the 2018 season, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds, and since then he has lived as a journeyman. He went through the Los Angeles Angels (2019) Kansas City Royals (2020), and in the 2021 season, Baltimore pitched 28 games, threw 127 2/3 innings, and went 6-14 with an ERA of 6.27.

He played in the Baltimore minor leagues in 2022 and contributed to the team’s advancement to the second round as the WBC Italian representative in March. It was his last spark. 먹튀검증

In May of last year, he was suspended for 60 games for admitting to supplying narcotic painkillers to his 2019 teammate Tyler Skaggs at the Los Angeles Angels.

He recalled his days with the Mets, saying he would forever remember the time he heard the fans chant, “Harvey’s Better,” after he went down from Citi Field, the home stadium of the Mets.

“I threw to win. I played to spark a spark in the hearts of my team and the fans of the city I’ve always loved. This is a feeling that will never be forgotten and will last forever. And I will continue to be there to give everyone a lot of excitement.”

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