Pete Harnisch was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1st round (27th pick) of the 1987 amateur draft on June 2, 1987.
On January 10, 1991 he was traded with Steve Finley and Curt Schilling to the Astros for Glenn Davis. While in Houston he was on the '91 All-Star team. Also that year he struck out three batters on nine pitches against the Phillies, making him the 17th person in the NL and the 26th in Major League history to do so.
By November 1993 he was traded to the New York Mets for players to be named later. The New York Mets sent Todd Beckerman (minors) (December 6, 1994) and Juan Castillo (April 12, 1995) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.
Baltimore Orioles (1988-1990) Houston Astros (1991-1994) New York Mets (1995-1997) Milwaukee Brewers (1997) Cincinnati Reds (1998-2001)