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Steve Garvey

Baseball Player Steve Garvey
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Full Name: Steven Patrick Garvey
Profession: Baseball Player

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Holds the National League record for consecutive games played, a staggering 1,207.

Born: December 22, 1948
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA
Age: 72 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 1971-10-27 Baseball player Steve Garvey (22) weds Cyndy Truman
  • 1989-02-18 Baseball player Steve Garvey weds Candace Thomas while being accused of fathering children by two other women

Historical Events

  • 1974-07-23 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)
  • 1974-11-13 Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP
  • 1975-09-03 Dodgers 1st baseman Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak in a 13-2 loss v Cincinnati Reds
  • 1977-10-02 Dusty Baker hits his 30th homer of the season against Astros' J.R. Richard; Dodgers become the first team in MLB history to have 4 players hit 30 or more HRs; joins Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32) and Ron Cey (30)
  • 1978-07-11 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers) collects his second award
  • 1980-06-01 First baseman Steve Garvey, hits the 7,000th Brooklyn / LA Dodgers home run in a 9-5 loss at home to the Atlanta Braves
  • 1982-06-07 LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games
  • 1982-06-07 Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4
  • 1983-04-16 Steve Garvey sets NL record by playing in 1,118 consecutive games
  • 1983-07-29 Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
  • 1986-06-05 SD Padre Steve Garvey ejected for 1st time
  • 1986-06-13 Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play
  • 1988-01-13 LA Dodger/SD Padre Steve Garvey retires

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