Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Today for moment 131 I’m taking you back to July 13, 1993 at Camden Yard for the 1993 All-Star game. Taking moment 131 is Bryan Harvey’s pitching performance at the All-Star game. Bryan Harvey and Gary Sheffield (we’ll get into his performance another time) became the first two Marlins ever selected for an All-Star game; and if that wasn’t honor enough Bryan got to pitch in the 8th inning.
First up to bat was Cleveland Indian Carlos Baerga who Harvey sent back to his seat by striking him out. Up next was the Chicago White Sox Frank Thomas, who singled off Harvey. That single wouldn’t matter because future Marlin Devon White, who was playing for the Blue Jays at the time, hit into a fielder’s choice getting Frank out at seconded. With two outs and a person at first, Texas Rangers Juan Gonzalez came up to bat. Thank you for coming Juan but Harvey was not letting you get on base… strike-out!
In one inning of pitching Harvey went 1 H, 0 R, 0ER, 0 BB, and 2 Ks for the Marlins first ever pitching performance at an All-Star game. There would be many more amazing pitching performances by Marlins All-Stars through the years, but we will get to those another time. Today belongs to Harvey. Till tomorrow as always… Let’s Go Marlins!