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Timothy Allan Harikkala (born July 15, 1971) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He is an alumnus of Florida Atlantic University, where he played baseball for the Owls under head coach Kevin Cooney.

Tim Harikkala
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Harikkala with the Oakland Athletics in 2005
Pitcher
Born: (1971-07-15) July 15, 1971 (age 48)
Lake Worth, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 27, 1995, for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
August 12, 2007, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record7–8
Earned run average5.98
Strikeouts48
Teams

CareerEdit

Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 34th round of the 1992 Major League Baseball draft, Harikkala would make his Major League Baseball debut with Seattle on May 27, 1995.

Harikkala made his first start in his only appearance in the majors in 1996. He played for Samsung Lions and LG Twins in South Korea from 2005 to 2007. He would make 71 major league relief appearances before making his second major league start for the Colorado Rockies on August 12, 2007. With 4,021 days passing between these two starts, Harikkala holds the MLB record for time elapsed between two starts.

Harikkala was a member of the York Revolution of the Atlantic League.

Harikkala played in SM-league in Finland (Finnish Baseball and Softball Federation (FBSF)) during the 2010 season.

Harikkala has spent time after his pro baseball career playing for the Hortonville Stars of the Dairyland League in Hortonville, WI

In 2017, Harikkala was named Varsity Head Coach for the Appleton Xavier Hawks baseball team in Appleton, Wi.

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