Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Happy # 72 Steve Garvey


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We say happy birthday to Steve Garvey, who was born in Tampa, Florida, on this day in 1948.

Steve broke with the LA Dodgers in 1969 but did not get a lot of playing time until 1973.   It was great after that!

He had a great career:   .294 batting average, 2,599 hits, 272 HR & 1,308 RBI.    Garvey was the 1974 NL MVP and came in second in the 1978 vote.

Garvey was traded to San Diego and played for the Padres in the 1984 World Series.  He hit a walk off HR to beat Chicago in game 4 of the NLCS.

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