Doug Harvey

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Birthdate 3/13/1930
Death Date 1/13/2018
Debut Year 1962
Year of Induction 2010
Teams MLB, National League
Position Umpire

SARB ranked Doug Harvey as the 2nd greatest MLB ump ever, Referee magazine selected him as 1 of the 52 most influential in officiating history.

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Throughout his career Doug Harvey was one of the most respected umpires in baseball

Throughout his career Doug Harvey was one of the most respected umpires in baseball

Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey commanded universal respect throughout his 31-year career that spanned from 1962-1992. The first man Harvey ejected in the big leagues was Joe Torre in ’62. According to the Hall of Fame’s website, the four-time World Series championship manager had only p
Doug Harvey called many memorable baseball moments from 1962-1992

Doug Harvey called many memorable baseball moments from 1962-1992

The ninth umpire elected to the Hall of Fame, Doug Harvey officiated Major League Baseball games form 1962-1992. Along the way he witnessed many memorable moments. In his second season as a big leaguer, Harvey called balls and strikes in the September 10th contest in which the three Alou brothers ca
Harvey received the prestigious William J. Slocum Award from the NY chapter of the BBWAA in 1993

Harvey received the prestigious William J. Slocum Award from the NY chapter of the BBWAA in 1993

When Doug Harvey received the Slocum Award in 1993 he joined select baseball company. Given each year to those judged to have given long and meritorious service to the game, the Slocum Award recipient list boasts more than 50 Hall of Famers. Fifteen first-ballot Cooperstown selections are among thos

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The William J. Slocum Award is one of MLB’s most prestigious honors

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William J. Slocum Award

The oldest professional sport in the United States, baseball remains America’s National Pastime to this day. The game’s current leagues were flourishing soon after the end of the 1800s. Every city with a team had multiple newspapers reporting their games. Sportswriters worked from stadium press boxes describing their team’s contests in great detail. The widespread news coverage helped grow the game.
In 1908 writers banded together to form the Baseball Writers Association of America. The BBWAA’s founding mission was to “ensure professional working conditions for beat writers at all MLB ballparks and to promote uniformity of scoring methods.
Early in the 1900s New York City boasted three big league teams, the Giants and Dodgers of the National League, and the Highlanders – who later became the Yankees – in the American League. The Big Apple soon became the hub of the baseball world.
One of the writers who covered the New York teams was William J. Slocum. Respected for his baseball knowledge and writing ability, Slocum quickly rose to the top of his profession. Well-liked, he helped organize the New York chapter of the BBWAA.
The Bill Slocom Award is one of the most prestigious awards baseball has to offer. The little-known honor has been given to more than 50 members of the Hall of Fame.

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