Steve Garvey

Steve Garvey
Birthdate 12/22/1948
Death Date
Debut Year 1969
Year of Induction
Teams Dodgers, Padres
Position First Base

Would you put Steve Garvey in the Hall of Fame? He’s a ten-time All Star with six Silver Slugger Awards, four Gold Gloves, and an MVP.

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Ten-time All Star Steve Garvey had a long and productive big league career

Ten-time All Star Steve Garvey had a long and productive big league career

Steve Garvey was destined to be a Dodger. The team’s spring training bat boy from 1956-1961, Garvey was a natural in Dodger blue. A two-sport athlete at Michigan State University, Garvey lettered for the Spartans as a defensive back. As a baseball player, he hit a grand slam in his first colle
Garvey fell short in his 15 years on the baseball writers' Hall of Fame ballot

Garvey fell short in his 15 years on the baseball writers' Hall of Fame ballot

While he was active, Steve Garvey seemed like a sure-fire Hall of Famer. With a long and distinguished big league career and the accolades to go with it, a plaque in Cooperstown felt like a forgone conclusion. Surprisingly, that was not the case. In his 15 years on the writers’ ballot, Garvey
Garvey is in multiple Halls of Fame and was is in the

Garvey is in multiple Halls of Fame and was is in the "Legends of Dodger Baseball"

Though Cooperstown now seems like a long shot, Steve Garvey is immortalized in multiple cities for his athletic accomplishments. The two-sport college letterman is in the Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame. The school also retired his baseball jersey number 10. In 2009 he was inducted

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Many call it the greatest draft in the history of pro sports

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In 1968, the Dodgers drafted nine players who would go on to play a total of 148 seasons in the Major Leagues, appear in 23 All Star games, total over 11,000 hits, and club more than 1,100 home runs. The two pitchers from the draft tallied 305 big league wins. Add in six Gold Glove Awards, a batting championship, an All Star MVP award, a regular-season MVP award, a World Series MVP award, and the N.L. record holder for consecutive games played, and it’s easy to see why many believe it’s the greatest draft by any team in the history of professional sports. “The draft of 1968 was historical,” said Ron Cey, one of the players drafted that year. “97% of the cream of the crop each year is supposed to fail. That draft might be the best draft in history with a bunch of guys who played 15 years or so, Bobby Valentine, Billy Buckner, Davey Lopes, Tom Paciorek, Doyle Alexander, Steve Garvey, Joe Ferguson, myself. That’s a lot of guys right there.” Cey failed to include 111-game winner, Geoff Zahn, a Dodger teammate for three seasons. The selection of those players laid the foundation for continued excellence in Los […]

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3 responses to “Steve Garvey”

  1. Char Cashman says:

    Absolutely! He belongs in the HOF!

  2. Dee Cooper says:

    Most definitely! He’s always been a great 1st baseman my favorite

  3. Michael Sayers says:

    Absolutly. Great first baseman. From the stands watched him hit the full cycle against the Cards. He was a all around solid player. Listened to Ted Williams comment on Garvey’s warm up swing. Looks like he’s golfing. Then Steve hit a 3 run homer. Dodgers win.

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