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CT native on the NY Mets expected to pitch at Tuesday's game

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GROTON, CT (WFSB) -

The New York Mets are going to the World Series, and Connecticut’s own Matt Harvey is scheduled to pitch the opening game on Tuesday.

Harvey’s coaches, teachers and even his teammates are all excited, as Harvey’s making a dream come true.

"This pretty much is the pinnacle, you know. Where do you go from here besides winning it," said Brian McGugan, who was Harvey’s catcher on the Fitch High School Falcon’s team.

McGugan and Harvey are now lifelong friends who stay in touch, and the major leaguer even stopped in to see the little leaguers play last summer.

"He showed up at the game and hung out for the whole game and signed autographs took pictures with everybody,” McGugan said.

Former coaches of the now 26-year-old Harvey said he always had his eye on the ball, and he was always focused to win.

"I've known him since he was a baby, to see him chasing his dream it was his dream back in kindergarten,” said Coach Mike Porter.

The trophy case at Fitch High School is almost a mini-shrine to the standout athlete.

The Mets will face the winner of the American League game, either Kansas City or Toronto.

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