Matt Harvey has flashed incredible talent in his breakout season with the Mets. Now he has shown everything ... almost.
The 24-year-old pitching star is one of 21 athletes who have stripped down for the ESPN The Magazine's annual "Body Issue." Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, 77-year-old golfer Gary Player and U.S. women's soccer star Sydney Leroux joined Harvey in stripping down for photographers. In the week before the release, images and behind-the-scenes videos have begun raising anticipation.
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"I didn't really know what to expect. I've taken my shirt off, but pants-wise that was pretty much the first time," Harvey said during his shoot. "That was kind of like the first moment you go to college. You have to shower with all 25 teammates."
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For fans who do know what to expect after four previous editions of the Body Issue, Harvey and Force and the rest of these buff athletes hit newsstands on July 12. For those who can't wait, here is a sneak peek: