- Category : 1930-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (6,20,42,50,51,57)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Informing 1
American umpire in Major League Baseball (MLB), who worked in the National League (NL) from 1962 through 1992.
Noted for his authoritative command of baseball rules, he earned the tongue-in-cheek nickname "God" from players, and was among the last major league umpires who never attended an umpiring school. Harvey umpired five World Series and seven All-Star Games. His career total of 4,673 games ranked third in major league history at the time of his retirement. In 2010, he became the ninth umpire to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In 1999, the Society for American Baseball Research ranked Harvey as the second-greatest umpire in history, behind only Bill Klem. In 2007, Referee magazine selected him as one of the 52 most influential figures in the history of sports officiating. Harvey wore uniform number 8 for most of his career.
Harvey was easily recognizable due to his thick white hair, which had already gone completely gray when he was in his 30s, leading to the early nickname of "Silver." He also sported a handlebar mustache.
In August 1997, Harvey was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, which was attributed to his longtime use of chewing tobacco. Harvey died at the age of 87 on 13 January 2018 under hospice care in Visalia, California.