The New York Mets’ Dark Knight, and Tri-state native, Matt Harvey has returned. Harvey, who started for Nation League in the 2013 All-Star game and in 2015 led the Mets to their first NL pennant in 15 years, has only begun to show flashes of his capability, according to Harvey, who sat down with Forbes this past week.
Harvey said he is finally fully healed from his 2013 injury and ready to assert himself among MLB’s elite. The 27-year-old ace says he is focused now and looking forward to 2016’s Harvey Days (as fans call his starts), anticipating more again in late October. “I watched a lot of the Yankee games growing up,” he says, “and they got to the World Series year after year, and that is what we are here to do.”
When he isn’t throwing heat, Harvey undoubtedly enjoys the privileges that come with being one of the kings of New York baseball. At New York Fashion Week earlier this year he was named a menswear ambassador (along with New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and the Jets’ Eric Decker) and welcomes being considered a fashion All-Star.
“I have a couple of Dior Homme suits that I love,” he says. “And I like Rag & Bone, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana.” And when he rolls into spring training, it’s equally stylish–his Batmobile is a Maserati Granturismo. And, yes, he embraces that Gotham City nickname. “I think the most fun that I have with it is with my niece and nephews,” he admits. “They love putting the mask on when I pitch. And they come to every game and say, ‘Oh, my uncle is Batman.’ ” Head over to Forbes to read more.