New York Mets

New York Mets

New York Mets

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 19: Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets throws a second-inning pitch against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on April 19, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey announced his retirement from baseball on Friday, ending a career that started out with so much promise, earning the moniker “The Dark Knight” for his bulldog mentality on the mound for the New York Mets.

Unfortunately for Harvey, his career ended after years of both under performance, personal issues both on and off the field, and a suspension by Major League Baseball for distributing a prohibited drug.

His final shot on the mound came with Team Italy this part March in the World Baseball Classic.

While things weren’t always rosy for Harvey. He still gave Mets fans plenty of good memories before departing the team during the 2018 season.

  • The 2015 World Series

    Matt Harvey was at the peak of his powers in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series. He held the Kansas City Royals scoreless for eight innings, dazzling the Citi Field crowd. It looked like New York would be on its way back to KC for Game 6, until Terry Collins agreed to leave Harvey in for the ninth. That’s when things imploded for New York, and the rest is history.

  • Matt Harvey the Celebrty

    Had he not fallen on hard times with the Mets and the Amazin’s front office, Matt Harvey was on his way to being a super star sports celebrity. Look at this from 2013 on Jimmy Fallon.

  • The record breaking debut

  • Matt Harvey's Return to Citi Field

    As a member of the Baltimore Orioles, Matt Harvey made an emotional return to Citi Field in 2021.

  • Mets fans chant "Harvey's Better"

    Mets fans teased Washington Nationals then ace Stephen Strausburg.

  • Matt Harvey Reflects on All Star Game in 2013.

  • All-Star Game

    Next to his effort in the World Series, Harvey set the stage of what could be with his All Star Game appearance at Citi Field in 2013.

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