One of the most respected umpires of his time, Harvey says of his profession: "Umpires
are necessary evils. That's just the nature of the beast. For years people have looked
on umpiring as a job they could get any postman to do." He first got the urge to
become an umpire while watching Don Larsen
's perfect game in the 1956 WS on TV. In
a 1978 game, Harvey collected three scuffed baseballs, then ejected Dodger pitcher
for apparently doctoring the balls. The league decided not to penalize
Sutton after he threatened to sue the NL if he was suspended.