On September 6, 1991, Harnisch struck out three batters on nine pitches in the ninth inning of a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Harnisch became the 17th National League pitcher and the 26th pitcher in Major League history to accomplish the nine-strike/three-strikeout half-inning.
Harnisch, a star pitcher at Fordham University, was the second pick on the second round of the Major League Baseball draft in 1987. He had a 21-3 career record for Fordham, a 2.29 earned run average and 213 strikeouts in 204 innings.
CRITICS OF TOBACCO RALLY AROUND PETE HARNISCH METS PITCHER STRUGGLES TO QUIT HABIT, BUT BATTLES WITHDRAWAL.(Sports)
Apr 20, 1997; Byline: Ira Dreyfuss Associated Press New York Mets pitcher Pete Harnisch couldn't sleep the night before his Opening-Day start,...
FACING HIS TOUGHEST OPPONENT QUIETLY, IN HIS OWN WAY, PETE HARNISCH IS WINNING HIS BATTLE WITH DEPRESSION.(SPORTS)
Jul 25, 1997; Byline: TOM ROBINSON, STAFF WRITER NORFOLK -- Pete Harnisch will save his horror stories for later. Or maybe never. For as long...