Happy Birthday Steve Garvey!!!
Steve Garvey turns 65 years old today!!!
Garvey was a monster during the mid-to-late 1970’s while with the Los Angeles Dodgers. From 1974 to 1981, Garvey finished in the Top 25 in the MVP race each season which validates how solid of a player he was during the prime of his career. While winning the award in 1974, Garvey hit .312 while slugging 21 home runs and driving in 111 runs.
A 10-time All-star selection and winner of 4 consecutive Gold Glove awards, Garvey held down the spot as one of the game’s great first baseman during the mid-70’s and into the ’80s.
Garvey was also an instrumental player in helping his team reach 3 World Series championship match-ups in a 5-year span. Garvey’s Dodgers made it to the Fall Classic in 1974, 1977, and 1978 – losing all three times. But during those championship games, Garvey shined. He boasts a .319 batting average in World Series play along with 1 home run, 6 RBI, and 5 runs scored.
Happy Birthday Mr. Garvey!!!