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Matt Harvey Named Comeback Player of the Year

Six weeks after starting the 2013 MLB All Star Game, Matt Harvey was diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the entire 2014 season. Harvey rebounded strongly this season, and as a result, he was recognized as the National League Comeback Players of the Year on Thursday by Major League Baseball. (MLB.com)

No more innings-limit debate for Matt Harvey and the Mets next season

For all the talk about Matt Harvey's innings this season, the lasting image will be of an inning he started and didn't finish: the ninth inning of Game 5 of the World Series. Because he faced two batters and did not record an out in the ninth, that inning will not appear officially in Harvey's total of 216 in the regular season and postseason. According to ESPN, that's the most any pitcher ever has thrown in the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. (Newsday)

Peter Gammons: Matt Harvey was The Guy

When it came to the start that could postpone winter, the start the Mets could not lose, Matt Harvey walked to the mound like Justin Verlander, John Smoltz or Pedro Martinez, beyond doubt, above frustration. When he finished the eighth inning in a blaze and with a 2-0 lead, it was not his arm or his innings that did in the Mets, it was that Matt Harvey was the guy, the man who wanted to do it himself. (Gammons Daily)

Matt Harvey brilliant in World Series Game 5

Even though the World Series is over and the Mets didn't win it, long after snow covers Citi Field, the memory of what Matt Harvey did Sunday night in Game 5 will live on for a very, very long time. The Mets won't be traveling the Canyon of Heroes, thanks to their 7-2, 12-inning loss to the Royals, but they had a chance into the ninth because of Harvey. (Newsday)

Mets' Matt Harvey on staying in Game 5: 'I wanted it bad'

The New York Mets completed eight innings on Sunday night in precisely the fashion they hoped they would. A pair of runs against an excellent Edinson Volquez gave the team a 2-0 lead. Matt Harvey, asked to pitch the team back to Kansas City, struck out nine over eight scoreless innings. The impressive Jeurys Familia stood ready in the bullpen. All that remained was for the door to swing open. (USA Today)

Mets manager Terry Collins second guesses decision to keep Matt Harvey in Game 5

Matt Harvey raced out of the dugout, skipped over the base path and ascended the mound to the roar of a Citi Field crowd whose chants of his name were a vocal bat symbol summoning their Dark Knight to quell the insurgent Royals’ inevitable rally before it began. (USA Today)

Matt Harvey falters in the ninth as Mets' World Series hopes die

The two words were clear to any amateur lip reader, and be honest: If you were watching this Mets game, watching the way starter Matt Harvey had tied the Royals in knots for eight brilliant innings, you were probably thinking the same thing. "No way." That is what Harvey said to manager Terry Collins in the dugout in Game 5 of the World Series. (NJ.com)

Mets' Matt Harvey can finally pitch like it's his last game — because it is

But as Harvey prepares to pitch Game 5 of the World Series, the now portion of the now-and-later balance can be assessed. And for Harvey’s part, it couldn’t have gone any better. Harvey pitched once in the National League Division Series, once in the National League Championship Series, and now faces his final start of the season on normal rest, the schedule he prefers. (USA Today)

Now would be good time for Matt Harvey to be Mr. November

The ball, the season, the hopes and dreams of the New York Mets and a fan base that has waited 29 years for a world championship — they all rest on the broad shoulders of Matt Harvey. With the Mets on death’s door, Gotham desperately needs its Dark Knight on Sunday night. It is up to Harvey to keep the Royals, 5-3 comeback winners Saturday night, from dancing on a Citi Field grave and spraying champagne all over the visiting clubhouse (New York Post)

Matt Harvey's focus on Game 5 but eyes larger 2016 workload

Matt Harvey’s start in Game 5 of the World Series Sunday — his final start of the season, no matter what happens — gives him his chance to twist the narrative of his eventful year his way. Seven or so gorgeous innings, or exactly what he put up in Game 1 of the NLCS, would leave a wonderful, lasting image for what, at times, was a trying campaign. (New York Daily News)

Moonlight Graham Among 20 Greatest Halloween-Related Names in Sports

Moonlight Graham: MLB (New York Giants 1905, UNC baseball player, brother of former UNC President Frank Porter Graham) Best known for his inclusion in the iconic baseball movie, “Field of Dreams,” Archibald Wright, better known as “Moonlight” was in fact a real major leaguer. The outfielder’s career in the big leagues lasted all of one game, actually one inning, with the New York Giants 1905. (Athlon Sports)

UNC Announces 2016 Baseball Schedule

Visits from ACC foes Louisville, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame as well as a pair of Power 5 non-conference series highlight the 2016 North Carolina baseball schedule as announced Friday by head coach Mike Fox. The Tar Heels, who will host 34 games at Boshamer Stadium, open the campaign at UCLA before returning to Chapel Hill to face Oklahoma State. (GoHeels.com)

Is poor Game 1 start a sign Mets' Matt Harvey has hit a wall in World Series?

The outing itself was fine, all things considered. Matt Harvey allowed three runs in six innings in the Mets' Game 1 loss to the Royals to open the World Series. It's no reason for alarm. But a further examination reveals that Harvey was struggling immensely. His fastball velocity was two miles below his average for the season as he sat at 94 mph. (NJ.com)

Yankees' closer Andrew Miller wins AL Reliever of the Year Award

Yankees' closer Andrew Miller was named American League Reliever of the Year Wednesday evening before Game 2 of the World Series in Kansas City, an award presented to him by Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred. (NJ.com)

BB&T Ballpark to Host UNC vs. USC Baseball Game on April 12, 2016

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, BB&T Ballpark will feature a matchup between the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and University of South Carolina Gamecocks, two of the nation's premiere baseball programs. The 7:05 p.m. game will be the first of two between the universities, with another matchup set to be played at BB&T Ballpark in 2017. (MILB.com)

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