Happy Birthday, Harvey Shank

HArvey ShankNo matter how closely you follow baseball, you never stop learning.  I want to extend my best wishes to Harvey Shank on the occasion of his 69th birthday, even though I admit to being unfamiliar with his career until just recently.  Harvey pitched in one major league baseball game, on May 16, 1970, for the California Angels.  He pitched for three innings, gave up two hits and no runs against the Oakland A’s.  He never reached the majors again.  Sadly, I don’t think I had ever heard his name before.  And when I used the magic Google machine, I was pleased to find that Harvey has done just fine.  He has spent the last 32 years as an executive with the Phoenix Suns and is now the Senior VP of Corporate Sales.  I feel very strongly that making it to the major leagues, no matter how long, is a huge accomplishment, so I want to say Happy Birthday to Harvey and echo the pride he must feel in his achievements.

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