|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1942|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 2012|
North Carolina, USA
Member of ASA Softball Hall of Fame
There wasn't any doubt after you saw David Stanley (Stan) Harvey play slow pitch softball. He had one of the smoothest swings the game has ever known.He helped put Howard's Furniture and Howard's Western Steer on the softball map nationally, He was the son of the late Obie and Goldie Herd Harvey, started playing softball at age 14 for teams in Tennessee, including Eclipse Lookout Boiler Shop, VFW Rebels, Kobax, Thurman-Bryant and Golden Gallon.It wasn't until 1973, however, when He joined Howard's Furniture of Denver, NC, and became one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. He helped Howard's win championship after championship including five ASA National titles: 1973-74, 1981 and 1983-84.The 6-foot-5 Man, who played first base and the outfield, earned his first of nine All-America selections in 1970 playing for Golden Gallon. He batted .587 in the ASA Men's Major Slow Pitch National Championship, driving in 19 runs to lead his team to a fourth place finish.After joining Howard's in 1973, He proceeded to earn All-America honors from 1973-1976, 1978, 1980, 1982 and 1984 playing in 16 ASA National Championships. In 1975, He hit seven homers to co-share the home run award in the 1975 ASA Major National Championship; in 1977 he hit a then record 290 homers; in 1978 he smashed 23 homers in the ASA Men's Major National Championship and in 1980 he batted .789 to lead all hitters in the ASA Major National Championship.Harvey smashed more than 3,000 homers and drove in more than 4,000 runs between 1973-1989 for Howard's with 1985 his best season with 320 homers and a .721 batting average.He was inducted into the ASA Hall of Fame in 1996 and is one of nine former Howard's players enshrined.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Mike Huffstetler
Record added: Jan 08, 2012
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