Steve Garvey

Professional Baseball Player + First Baseman
Born Dec 22, 1948

Steven Patrick Garvey, nicknamed "Mr. Clean" because of the squeaky clean image he held throughout his career in baseball, is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and current Southern California businessman. Garvey was the 1974 NL MVP, 10-time All-Star, and holds the National League record for consecutive games played (1,207).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Garvey.


1948 Birth Born on December 22, 1948.
1956 7 Years Old Born in Tampa, Florida to parents who had recently relocated from Long Island, New York, from 1956 to 1961, Garvey was a bat boy for the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers during spring training. … Read More


1967 18 Years Old Garvey credits Spartan head football coach Duffy Daugherty encouraging him to be a multi-sport athlete in his choosing MSU. He recorded 30 tackles and earned a letter as a defensive back in 1967. … Read More
1968 19 Years Old Garvey was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round of the 1968 MLB draft (June secondary phase).


1969 20 Years Old 1 More Event
He made his Major League debut on September 1, 1969 at the age of 20.
1970 21 Years Old He played third base for the Dodgers in 1970 and hit his first home run on July 21, 1970, off Carl Morton of the Montreal Expos.
1971 22 Years Old At the age of 22, Garvey married Cynthia Truhan" in 1971. … Read More
1973 24 Years Old He moved to first base in 1973 after the retirement of Wes Parker. … Read More
1974 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Garvey is one of only two players to have started an All-Star Game as a write-in vote, doing so in 1974. … Read More
1978 29 Years Old In the 1978 National League Championship Series, which the Dodgers won over the Philadelphia Phillies, Garvey hit four home runs, and added a triple for five extra base hits, both marks tying Bob Robertson's 1971 NLCS record and earning him the League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award; Jeffrey Leonard would tie the NLCS home run record in the 1987 NLCS.


1981 - 1982 2 More Events
1983 34 Years Old The couple divorced in 1983.
1984 35 Years Old 1 More Event
It was Garvey's second season in San Diego, however, that would provide his highlight in a Padres uniform. Led by Garvey, winning his second National League Championship Series MVP award, the Padres won their first National League pennant over the Chicago Cubs in 1984. … Read More
1988 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Garvey discovered in July 1988 that Cheryl Moulton was pregnant with his child, Ashleigh, a pregnancy Garvey subsequently claimed was intentional on Moulton's part, but without his "consent."


1989 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1989, Garvey also became engaged to Candace Thomas, whom he met at a benefit for the Special Olympics. … Read More


2012 63 Years Old 1 More Event
Garvey subsequently put together a group, that also included fellow former Dodger Orel Hershiser, that became involved in the bidding process for the Dodgers when the team was later put up for sale in 2012. … Read More
2014 65 Years Old His baseball jersey number 10 was retired from Michigan State University in 2014, he was named Michigan State Baseball Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2009, and he was inducted into the Michigan State University Hall of Fame in 2010. … Read More
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