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Mike Harkey #60

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Begins his seventh season as Yankees bullpen coach in 2016, having also held the position from 2008-13...was re-signed by the team on 11/17/15...Served as the pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2014-15...over the two-year span, the team's bullpen tied for second in the Majors with 1,041K...During his first tenure with the Yankees (2008-13), their bullpen led the AL in strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.49), wins (173), saves (279) and strikeouts (2,775), ranked second in opponents' batting average (.237) and third in ERA (3.56)... over the same span, the Yankees went 491-17 when leading at the end of the eighth inning...Yankees relievers combined for 49 saves in 2013, fifth-most in the Majors...struck out 9.01 batters per 9.0IP, the fifth-highest ratio in the AL and sixth-highest in the 2012, Yankees relievers tossed 444.0 innings, the lowest total in the AL and third-lowest in the Majors... Yankees relievers combined for a 3.12 ERA in 2011, the lowest mark in the AL, and the lowest by a Yankees bullpen since 1985 (2.91)...also recorded 8.46 K/9.0IP, the second-highest ratio among AL 2010, the Yankees bullpen combined for the second-lowest opponents' batting average (.230) and third-lowest ERA (3.47) among AL teams...filled in as pitching coach from 6/4 -29/10...Yankees relievers led the Majors in 2009 with 40 wins and tied for first with 51 saves, ranking second in opponent's batting average (.231)...allowed 11.64 baserunners/9.0IP, the second-lowest ratio in the Majors behind Oakland's 2008, the Yankees' bullpen collected a Major League-high 523K...Was the pitching coach for the 2007 Triple-A Iowa Cubs of the Pacific Coast League...Served as bullpen coach for Joe Girardi with the Florida Marlins in 2006...Spent six seasons (2000-05) as a pitching coach in the San Diego Padres organization, making stops at Class A Rancho Cucamonga (2000), Class A Fort Wayne (2001, '03), Class A Lake Elsinore (2002, '04) and Double-A Mobile (2005).


Appeared in 131 career Major League games (104 starts) over eight seasons with the Chicago Cubs (1988-93), Colorado Rockies (1994), Oakland Athletics (1995), California Angels (1995) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1997), going 36-36 with a 4.49 ERA (656.0IP, 327ER)...Was named Sporting News 1990 "NL Rookie Pitcher of the Year" after posting a 12-6 record with a 3.26 ERA in 27 starts for the Cubs...selected as USA Today "Minor League Player of the Year" in 1988...made his Major League debut at age 21 on 9/5/88 at Wrigley Field, recording a no-decision in Game 2 of a doubleheader vs. the Phillies...Was a first-round pick by the Cubs in the 1987 First-Year Player Draft (fourth overall)...was originally selected by the San Diego Padres in the 18th round of the 1984 First-Year Player Draft, but chose to attend college.


Married (Nikki) and has two sons, Tony and Cory, and a daughter, Miani...Tony was an infielder for Concordia University and a member of the 2011 NAIA World Series championship team...Cory had a four-year college career with UCLA and has been a tight end with the Los Angeles Rams since signing in 2012...Miani is majoring in Business Management and Hospitality at Loyola Marymount University...Attended Cal State University Fullerton from 1985-87, where he played baseball and earned all-American honors as a junior...graduated from Ganesha High School in Pomona, Calif.

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