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Steven Patrick Garvey (born December 22, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, and current Southern California businessman. December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... Downtown Los Angeles Skyline Southern California, also colloquially referred to as SoCal, is an informal name for the megalopolis and nearby desert that occupies the southern-most quarter of the U.S. state of California. ... A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ...

A native-born Tampan, Garvey played his entire career in the National League West for two teams; the Los Angeles Dodgers (1969-82) and the San Diego Padres (1983-87). He batted right and threw right. In a 19-year career, Garvey was a .294 hitter with 272 home runs and 1308 RBI in 2332 games played. Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Western Division, or NL West, is one of three subdivisions of the National League. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,4,19,20,24,32,39,42,53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912), (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) (Also referred to as Trolley Dodgers 1911-1931) Brooklyn... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6,19,31,35 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Jack Murphy Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ...

Since 1988, he has been running Garvey Communications, mainly involved in television production, including infomercials. He is also the host of "Baseball's Greatest Games." In addition he is hired out to do motivational speaking, mainly for corporations. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Infomercials are television commercials that run as long as a typical television program (roughly thirty minutes or an hour). ... Motivational speakers are persons engaged in public speaking who help motivate others with their knowledge and real-life stories in public setting such as sales seminars and corporate meetings. ... Corporate redirects here. ...

Steve Garvey is currently married to the former Candace Henderson. For the last five years he and his wife resided in Kamas, Utah; however, they recently moved back to the Southern California area, and reside in Sun Valley. Candace is a former talk show host, who co-hosted The Home and Family Show in the 1990s with Chuck Woolery on The Family Channel (now ABC Family). Candace was a key witness for the prosecution in the "trial of the century" of O.J. Simpson. Steve proposed to Candace on the field just before the start of the 1989 Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals. Steve commutes to Los Angeles during the MLB season where he works as a greeter for the Los Angeles Dodgers VIP season ticket holders. Kamas is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States. ... Downtown Los Angeles Skyline Southern California, also colloquially referred to as SoCal, is an informal name for the megalopolis and nearby desert that occupies the southern-most quarter of the U.S. state of California. ... Sun Valley is a district in the eastern San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. ... The Home and Family Show was an American reality TV show hosted by Cristina Ferrare, Chuck Woolery and Michael Burger. ... Charles Herbert Chuck Woolery (born on March 16, 1941) is a popular game show host, best known for hosting the dating game show Love Connection, from its debut in 1983 to its ending in 1994. ... ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney/ABC. // The network was founded by Pat Robertson in April 1977 as CBN Cable, an arm of his Christian Broadcasting Network. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947, San Francisco, California, United States) also known by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team...



  • 10-time All-Star (1974-81, 1984-85)
  • Twice National League Championship Series MVP (1978, 1984)
  • National League Most Valuable Player (1974)
  • Won Roberto Clemente Award (1981)
  • Won Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (1984)
  • 4-time Gold Glove Award (1974-77)
  • Twice All-Star Game MVP (1974, 1978)
  • 6-time led league in games played (1977-78, 1980-82, 1985)
  • Twice led league in hits (1978, 1980)
  • Led league in sacrifice flies (1984)
  • 6-times collected 200 or more hits (1974-76, 1978-80)
  • 7-times hit 30 or more doubles (1974-76, 1978-79, 1982, 1985)
  • 5-times drove in 100 or more runs (1974, 1977-80)
  • 7-times hit .300 or more (1973-76, 1978-80)
  • 6-times had 300 or more total bases (1974-75, 1977-80)
  • Shares Padres single season record for Games Played (162 in 1985)
  • 2,332 Games (86th All-Time)
  • 8,835 At Bats (70th All-Time)
  • 2,599 Hits (70th All-Time)
  • 3,941 Total Bases (78th All-Time)
  • 440 Doubles (91st All-Time)
  • 1,308 RBI (89th All-Time)
  • 1,844 Singles (70th All-Time)
  • 90 Sacrifice Flies (50th All-Time)
  • 113 Intentional Walks (81st All-Time)

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to a Major League Baseball player selected for his character and charitable contributions to his community. ... The Lou Gehrig Memorial Award is a award created by the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity to recognize the former Major League Baseball player Lou Gehrig. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ...


  • On his first trip to Los Angeles as a Padre, he took out a full-page newspaper ad thanking fans for their past support.
  • In 1981, at a point in his career when it looked like he would one day rank among the game's all-time greats, Lawrence Ritter and Donald Honig included him in their book The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time.
  • Garvey's jersey #6, worn when he was both a Padre and Dodger is retired by the Padres. His number 6 was displayed at the site of his 1984 NLCS home run in right field at Qualcomm Stadium.

Listed below are the 15 longest consecutive games played streaks in Major League Baseball history. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,21,35,41,42,44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The 1978 National League Championship Series was a best-of-five matchup for the second straight year between the Eastern Division Champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the Western Division Champion Philadelphia Phillies. ... Bob Robertson (born Robert Eugene Robertson on October 2, 1946 in Frostburg, Maryland) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... The 1971 National League Championship Series was a best-of-five series that pitted the Eastern Division Champion Pittsburgh Pirates against the Western Division Champion San Francisco Giants. ... Jeffrey Leonard (born September 22, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball with a 14-year career from 1977 to 1990. ... The 1987 National League Championship Series took place between October 6 and October 14 at Busch Stadium (Games 1, 2, 6, 7) and Candlestick Park (3, 4, 5). ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City  498. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1984 throughout the world. ... The 1984 National League Championship Series was played between the San Diego Padres and the Chicago Cubs from October 2 to October 7, 1984. ... Lee Arthur Smith (born December 4, 1957 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American former relief pitcher, more specifically a closer, in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lawrence S. Ritter (1922 - 2004) was a writer whose specialty was baseball. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Genera Istiophorus Makaira Tetrapturus See text for species. ... ESPN Classic features reruns of famous sporting events, sports documentaries, and sports themed movies. ... Cheap Seats is a television program broadcast on ESPN Classic hosted by brothers Jason and Randy Sklar. ... Early elections in November are announced in the Netherlands. ... Michael Floorwax is an American morning disc jockey on a Denver, Colorado FM rock station 103. ... Nickname: The Mile-High City Location of Denver in Colorado Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area    - City  154. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... The Sandlot 2 is a direct-to-DVD 2005 sequel to The Sandlot. ... Oksana Baiul (Ukrainian: ), born November 16, 1977 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (then the Soviet Union), is a professional figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. ... Jonny Moseley (born August 27, 1975) is the first Puerto Rican to belong to the U.S. Ski Team. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Master of Champions is a show scheduled to begin airing June 22, 2006 on ABC. Rumored to be produced by Simon Cowell, the competition involves unique sports. ...

See also

In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ...

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Steve Garvey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (834 words)
Steve Garvey is currently married to the former Candace Henderson.
Represented by famed attorney Neil Papiano, Garvey appealed the arbitrator's decision and, in an unprecidented, legal-first, successfully had the arbitrator's decision overturned by California's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Garvey's collusion claim was the last of the hundreds of claims to be resolved -- well over a decade after it was first filed.
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Garvey was often mentioned as a potential candidate for elected office after he retired, but the revelation that he had several illegitimate children dashed any political ambitions.
Garvey had been a sports star at Michigan State University in the late 1960's, and came up with the Dodgers for the first time at age 20 in 1969.
Although Garvey's home runs and high batting averages were well-known, sports fans of the time generally didn't realize that his slugging percentages and on-base percentages often left something to be desired (he referred to himself as a "contact hitter").
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