Mike Harkey

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Mike Harkey
Mike Harkey 2012.jpg
Harkey throwing batting practice, 2012
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 22
Pitcher / Coach
Born: (1966-10-25) October 25, 1966 (age 47)
San Diego, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 5, 1988 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1997 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
Win–loss record 36–36
Earned run average 4.49
Strikeouts 316
Teams

As Player

As Coach

Career highlights and awards

Michael Anthony Harkey (born October 25, 1966, in San Diego, California) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball and the current pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. As a player, Harkey pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, California Angels, and Los Angeles Dodgers between 1988 and 1997. He coached the Florida Marlins in 2006 and the New York Yankees from 2008 through 2013, before joining the Diamondbacks.

Playing career[edit]

Harkey attended California State University (CSU) Fullerton, where he played college baseball for the CSU Fullerton Titans. He was a first-round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs in the 1987 Major League Baseball Draft.[citation needed]

Harkey played for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, California Angels, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, appearing in 131 games. In 1990 he finished the season with a record of 12–6 with a 3.26 earned run average. Harkey played in the majors in 1988, 1990 through 1995, and then 1997 before retiring. He was plagued by shoulder and arm injuries throughout his early career with the Cubs. On September 6, 1992, during pregame warmups, he attempted a cartwheel in the Wrigley Field outfield, severely damaging his knee.

Coaching career[edit]

Harkey served as pitching coach for the Iowa Cubs before joining the Yankees for the 2008 season. After the 2013 season, he was hired as the Diamondbacks' pitching coach.[1][2]

Personal[edit]

Harkey's son, Tony, is a former infielder for the Cal State-Fullerton Titans and Concordia University Irvine baseball team.[3] Tony won a NAIA World Series title in 2011 with the Concordia University Irvine Eagles. His son Cory Harkey is a tight end for the St. Louis Rams.[4]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Luis Dorante
Florida Marlins bullpen coach
2006
Succeeded by
Steve Foster
Preceded by
Joe Kerrigan
New York Yankees bullpen coach
2008–2013
Succeeded by
Gary Tuck
Preceded by
Charles Nagy
Arizona Diamondbacks pitching coach
2014–
Succeeded by
Incumbent