ENS Distinguished Alumni member and Baseball Hall of Famer, Doug Harvey, died in hospice care on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the age of 87. He became a commanding presence in baseball and a symbol of excellence in a career spanning 31 National League seasons. Doug was a crew chief for 18 years and worked five World Series, nine National League Championship Series and six All-Star Games. He handled 4673 games overall. He was a man in charge prompting players to call him “God.”
Born in South Gate, CA and raised in El Centro, CA, started his professional baseball career as a ticket taker and bot boy for a minor league team. He attended San Diego State University in 1955-1956 when it was called San Diego State College. He played football, basketball, and baseball. He later umpired at minor league games while also officiating college basketball and football games. His umpired his first major league game on April 10, 1962. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.
The School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences are saddened to learn of his passing. He was one of baseball’s best umpires and a great contribution to the SDSU community.