25 Facts About Josh Harrison


Joshua Isaiah Harrison was born on July 8,1987 and is an American professional baseball infielder for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball.

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Josh Harrison previously played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics since 2011.

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Josh Harrison played shortstop at Princeton High School in Sharonville, Ohio.

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Josh Harrison enrolled at the University of Cincinnati, and played college baseball for the Cincinnati Bearcats as a second baseman.

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In 2008, Josh Harrison was named the Big East Conference's Co-Player of the Year, while batting.

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Josh Harrison became the first Bearcat drafted in the first ten rounds since Kevin Youkilis was taken in the eighth round of the 2001 draft by the Boston Red Sox.

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In 2008 and 2009, Josh Harrison made three stops in the Cubs' farm system: Class A- Boise Hawks, Class A Peoria Chiefs, and Class A+ Daytona Cubs.

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Josh Harrison had his contract purchased by the Pirates on May 30,2011.

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Josh Harrison made his MLB debut on May 31,2011, and recorded his first MLB hit, off New York Mets pitcher R A Dickey.

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On May 18,2012, Josh Harrison broke up Justin Verlander's no-hitter in the ninth inning, which would have been the third no-hitter of Verlander's career.

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Josh Harrison was optioned to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians on April 14,2013.

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On July 6,2014, Josh Harrison was selected to his first career All-Star Game, along with teammates Andrew McCutchen and Tony Watson.

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Josh Harrison had played 5 different positions throughout the season, and was listed as a utility player for the All-Star Game.

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Josh Harrison spent most of his time at third base following Pedro Alvarez's move to 1st Base.

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Josh Harrison began the 2015 season as the starting third baseman for the Pirates, agreeing to a four-year contract extension through 2018, with club options for 2019 and 2020, shortly after the season's start.

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Josh Harrison then became the starting second baseman for the 2016 season.

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Josh Harrison was the first batter with four consecutive hit by pitches since at least 1974.

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On September 3,2017, Josh Harrison went on the disabled list due to a fracture of the fifth metacarpal on his left hand.

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On November 26,2019, Josh Harrison signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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On July 21,2020, Josh Harrison requested and was granted his release from the Philadelphia Phillies.

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On July 27,2020, Josh Harrison signed a one-year major league contract with the Washington Nationals.

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On July 30,2021, Josh Harrison was traded to the Oakland Athletics along with Yan Gomes in exchange for Drew Millas, Richard Guasch, and Seth Shuman.

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Josh Harrison was selected to the United States national baseball team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

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Josh Harrison is the nephew of former major league outfielder and coach John Shelby.

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Josh Harrison and his wife, Brittney, have two daughters; one born in 2014, and one born in 2017.

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