Ken Harvey

Ken Harvey

  • 1B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/250

Ken Harvey MLB Career Stats

.274 27 126 3 .733

Ken Harvey Bio

  • Full Name: Kenneth Eugene Harvey
  • Born: 3/1/1978 in Los Angeles, CA
  • Draft: 1999, Kansas City Royals, 5th rd. (151st overall)
  • College: Nebraska
  • Debut: September 18, 2001
  • Ret., Final Game: 5/18/2005
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MLB Career Stats 998 102 273 27 126 3 .274 .322 .733


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AL All-Star

Year Team League
2004 Kansas City AL

AFL Most Valuable Player

Year Team League
2002 Scottsdale AFL

Kenneth Eugene Harvey Bio Info

Kenneth Eugene Harvey...1996 graduate of Beverly Hills (CA) High School...2000 graduate of the University of Nebraska where he led the nation in batting (.457) his senior year...named First Team All-American by Baseball America in 1999, was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award and named Easton Redline College Defensive Player of the Year. 2006 Missed the entire season recovering from surgery to repair a reptured Achilles' Tendon. 2005 A back problem cost Harvey, a 2004 All-Star, most of last season. Now he's reported healthy and his history of hot hitting is a plus. First base, though, is a crowded position. 2004 Hit .287 (tied for a team-best) in his 2nd complete big league season, playing in 120 games...hit 20 doubles and 13 homers...Named to the A.L. All-Star team...was batting .305 (89-292) with 10 homers and 34 RBI in the 1st half of the season...Opened the season by hitting .370 through his 1st 51 games, going 71-for-192 with 11 doubles, 8 HRs and 26 RBI...led the Majors in batting average from June 10-12 and again on June 15...After hitting .350 (83-237) through June 23, hit just .219 (48-219) the remainder of the season...hit .305 (89-292) with 10 homers and 34 RBI before the All-Star Break and .256 (42-164) with 3 homers and 21 RBI after the break...Hit 7 of his 13 home runs with 2 strikes, including 4 with an 0-2 count...for his career, 13 of his 26 home runs have come with 2 strikes, including 8 on 0-2 pitches...Leads the Majors in home runs on 0-2 counts in the past 2 seasons with 8... no other player has more than 5...Matched a career high for hits by going 4-for-4 with a double and 1 RBI at Cleveland on April 22...Hit his 2nd homer of the season in KC's 5-3 win over Texas on April 28...the 3-run shot to left came 1 pitch after a controversial foul ball that was originally called a home run before being overturned by crew chief Tim Welke...Recorded 4 RBI in a 17-7 loss to Detroit on May 27...went 3-for-5 with 2 runs, a double and a home run...Hit safely in 6-straight at bats from May 27-29...Moved into a tie for the league lead with a .379 batting average by going 3-for-4 with an RBI at Detroit on June 3...Singled in the 4th inning of KC's 5-3 loss to Boston on June 6 to extend his hit streak to a career-best 15 games...left the game for x-rays on his right wrist and forearm after colliding with Jason Grimsley...left the game leading the A.L. in hitting at a .375 mark...His 15-game hitting streak was tied for a team-best in 2004 (also DeJesus, twice)...Saw his average jump from .312 on May 21 to .370 during his 15-game hitting streak...went 32-for-67 (.478) with 8 runs, 7 doubles, 3 home runs and 10 RBI...Went 0-for-1 in the All-Star Game, striking out against Randy Johnson as a pinch hitter...Made the 1st outfield appearance of his big league career at Atlanta on June 15...started in left field and went 2-for-4 with an RBI...started 4 games in the out field during interleague play...Placed on the 15-day DL on Aug. 22 with a left ribcage strain...reinstated on Sept. 4 after missing 16 games...went just the DL...Saw his season end on Sept. 18 when he suffered a sprained right knee...was not team's final 15 games. 2003 Played his first full-season at the Major League level after making the Opening Day roster...hit .266 (129-for-485) in 135 games...had 30 doubles, 13 homers and 64 rbi...hit a team-best .333 (52-for-156) off left-handed pitchers, ranking 6th among A.L. hitters...was tied for third on the team in doubles and finished four doubles shy of breaking the club rookie record of 33 held by Kevin Seitzer (1987) and Mark Quinn (2000)... hit his first Major League home run off Brian Anderson at Cleveland on April 14...hit a walkoff, game-winning home run on April 18 against came in the bottom of the 11th inning on a 0-2 pitch from Tiger closer Matt Anderson...recorded a three-run home run at Toronto in the ninth to give KC a 9-6 victory on April 26...of his first five home runs, four were game winners...finished the season tied for sixth in M.L. history for game-winning rbi (10) by rookie first basemen...finished five shy of the record held by Eddie Murray (1977 Orioles)...left the game vs. Arizona on June 11 in the fifth inning when he dove over the tarp for a foul ball and landed awkwardly on his neck...had a career-high four hits and five rbi on June 17 against Minnesota, including three doubles and a pair of hits in the sixth inning. 2002 Spent the year at Triple-A Omaha where he hit .277 with 20 home runs...had an eight game hitting streak where he hit .419 from May 3-12...finished the season on a season-long 11 game hitting streak...during the stretch he hit .333 (15-for-45)...hit .309 on the road and posted a .333 average in August...appeared in 110 games at first base and 17 as designated hitter...was honored with the inaugural Joe Black Award as the Arizona Fall League MVP following the 2002 season...shattered league records for batting average (.479), slugging percentage (.752) and on-base percentage (.537)...also had a league record 18-game hitting streak. 2001 Split the season between Single-A, Double-A and the Royals...led all Royals Minor Leaguers with a combined .350 batting average...ranked second with 90 RBI...led the Wranglers to the Texas League playoffs after hitting a team-best .338 in 79 games...had his contract selected from Double-A Wichita on September 18...made his Major League debut at Cleveland that same day and went 0-for-4 as the starting designated hitter... recorded his first Major League hit at Chicago on Sept. 23 off Mark Buehrle...appeared in four games for Kansas City, batting .250 (3-for-12) with two rbi...left the September 29 game vs. Chicago after two innings with an aggravated right big toe and did not play for the remainder of the season...had a bone chip surgically removed in the same foot during the offseason.