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Steve Garvey Steve Garvey
Full name: Steven Patrick Garvey
Born: December 22, 1948, Tampa, Florida
First Game: September 1, 1969; Final Game: May 23, 1987
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 5' 10" Weight: 192
NL MVP (1974)
All Star MVP (1974 and 1978)
NLCS MVP (1978 and 1984)
1B on TSN NL All-Star Team (1974 to 1975 and 1977 to 1978)
NL Gold Glove as 1B (1974 to 1977)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1969 LA  N Daily Splits    3     3    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .333  .333   0.0 1969 LA  N
1970 LA  N Daily Splits   34    93    8   25   5   0   1    6    6   0   17   0   0   1   0   0   3    1   1  .269  .310  .355   0.2 1970 LA  N
1971 LA  N Daily Splits   81   225   27   51  12   1   7   26   21   2   33   0   1   2   0   1   6    1   2  .227  .290  .382   1.0 1971 LA  N
1972 LA  N Daily Splits   96   294   36   79  14   2   9   30   19   3   36   1   0   3   0   5   8    4   2  .269  .312  .422   1.1 1972 LA  N
1973 LA  N Daily Splits  114   349   37  106  17   3   8   50   11   4   42   3   0   3   0   6   8    0   2  .304  .328  .438  -0.8 1973 LA  N
1974 LA  N Daily Splits  156   642   95  200  32   3  21  111   31   4   66   3   1   8   0  19   8    5   4  .312  .342  .469  -0.2 1974 LA  N
1975 LA  N Daily Splits  160   659   85  210  38   6  18   95   33   6   66   3   3   6   0  14  19   11   2  .319  .351  .476   0.4 1975 LA  N
1976 LA  N Daily Splits  162   631   85  200  37   4  13   80   50  11   69   1   5   9   0  13  20   19   8  .317  .363  .450   0.0 1976 LA  N
1977 LA  N Daily Splits  162   646   91  192  25   3  33  115   38  10   90   1   7   4   0   8  15    9   6  .297  .335  .498  -1.0 1977 LA  N
1978 LA  N Daily Splits  162   639   89  202  36   9  21  113   40   9   70   1   1   8   0  11  17   10   5  .316  .353  .499   1.2 1978 LA  N
1979 LA  N Daily Splits  162   648   92  204  32   1  28  110   37  16   59   2   4   6   0   8  25    3   6  .315  .351  .497   1.1 1979 LA  N
1980 LA  N Daily Splits  163   658   78  200  27   1  26  106   36   6   67   3   3   4   0  12  17    6  11  .304  .341  .467   1.0 1980 LA  N
1981 LA  N Daily Splits  110   431   63  122  23   1  10   64   25   6   49   1   1   3   0   9   8    3   5  .283  .322  .411  -0.8 1981 LA  N
1982 LA  N Daily Splits  162   625   66  176  35   1  16   86   20  10   86   1   5   9   0   8  10    5   3  .282  .301  .418  -0.6 1982 LA  N
1983 SD  N Daily Splits  100   388   76  114  22   0  14   59   29  11   39   3   0   5   0   8  16    4   1  .294  .344  .459  -0.1 1983 SD  N
1984 SD  N Daily Splits  161   617   72  175  27   2   8   86   24   3   64   1   1  10   0  12  25    1   2  .284  .307  .373  -2.2 1984 SD  N
1985 SD  N Daily Splits  162   654   80  184  34   6  17   81   35   7   67   3   1   6   0  11  25    0   0  .281  .318  .430  -1.3 1985 SD  N
1986 SD  N Daily Splits  155   557   58  142  22   0  21   81   23   5   72   1   0   3   0   5  18    1   2  .255  .284  .408  -3.9 1986 SD  N
1987 SD  N Daily Splits   27    76    5   16   2   0   1    9    1   0   10   1   0   0   0   0   3    0   0  .211  .231  .276  -0.9 1987 SD  N
Total            Splits 2332  8835 1143 2599 440  43 272 1308  479 113 1003  29  33  90   0 150 251   83  62  .294  .329  .446  -5.8 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
Division Series Batting RecordDivision Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1981 LA  N Daily Splits    5    19    4    7   0   1   2    4    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .368  .368  .789 1981 LA  N
League Championship Series Batting RecordLeague Championship Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1974 LA  N Daily Splits    4    18    4    7   1   0   2    5    1   1    1   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .389  .421  .778 1974 LA  N
1977 LA  N Daily Splits    4    13    2    4   0   0   0    0    2   2    1   0   1   0   0   0   0    1   0  .308  .400  .308 1977 LA  N
1978 LA  N Daily Splits    4    18    6    7   1   1   4    7    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   1  .389  .389 1.222 1978 LA  N
1981 LA  N Daily Splits    5    21    2    6   0   0   1    2    0   0    4   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .286  .286  .429 1981 LA  N
1984 SD  N Daily Splits    5    20    1    8   1   0   1    7    1   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .400  .429  .600 1984 SD  N
Total            Splits   22    90   15   32   3   1   8   21    4   3    9   0   1   0   0   0   3    1   1  .356  .383  .678 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1974 LA  N Daily Splits    5    21    2    8   0   0   0    1    0   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .381  .381  .381 1974 LA  N
1977 LA  N Daily Splits    6    24    5    9   1   1   1    3    1   0    4   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   1  .375  .400  .625 1977 LA  N
1978 LA  N Daily Splits    6    24    1    5   1   0   0    0    1   0    7   0   0   0   0   0   0    1   0  .208  .240  .250 1978 LA  N
1981 LA  N Daily Splits    6    24    3   10   1   0   0    0    2   1    5   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .417  .462  .458 1981 LA  N
1984 SD  N Daily Splits    5    20    2    4   2   0   0    2    0   0    2   0   1   0   0   1   1    0   0  .200  .200  .300 1984 SD  N
Total            Splits   28   113   13   36   5   1   1    6    4   1   21   0   1   0   0   1   1    1   1  .319  .342  .407 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1974 NL    Daily Splits    1     4    1    2   1   0   0    1    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .500  .500  .750 1974 NL   
1975 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    1    2   0   0   1    1    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .667  .667 1.667 1975 NL   
1976 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    1    1   0   1   0    1    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .333 1.000 1976 NL   
1977 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    1    1   0   0   1    1    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .333 1.333 1977 NL   
1978 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    1    2   0   1   0    2    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .667  .750 1.333 1978 NL   
1979 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    1    0   0   0   0    0    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .333  .000 1979 NL   
1980 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1980 NL   
1981 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    1   1   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .500  .500 1.000 1981 NL   
1984 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    1    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .333  .333 1984 NL   
1985 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    0    1   0   0   0    1    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .333  .333 1985 NL   
Total            Splits   10    28    7   11   2   2   2    7    2   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .393  .433  .821 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1970 LA  N Daily  3B   27   22   18   202      23   59    5    4   0  .943
1970 LA  N        2B    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -
1971 LA  N Daily  3B   79   60   52   560.2    53  161   14   11   0  .939
1971 LA  N        SS    1    0    0     0       0    0    0    0   0     -
1972 LA  N Daily  3B   85   73   64   670.1    71  187   28   18   0  .902
1972 LA  N        1B    3    3    1    22      33    2    0    3   0 1.000
1973 LA  N Daily  1B   76   72   66   647.2   718   26    5   58   0  .993
1973 LA  N        OF    9    7    5    68      13    1    2    0   0  .875     8    0    1 
1973 LA  N        LF    8    7    5    67      13    1    2    0   0  .875
1973 LA  N        RF    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -
1974 LA  N Daily  1B  156  156  154  1404.1  1536   62    8  108   0  .995
1975 LA  N Daily  1B  160  160  159  1450.2  1500   77    8   96   0  .995
1976 LA  N Daily  1B  162  162  158  1464.2  1583   67    3  138   0  .998
1977 LA  N Daily  1B  160  160  143  1417.1  1606   55    8  137   0  .995
1978 LA  N Daily  1B  161  161  157  1412.2  1546   74    9  121   0  .994
1979 LA  N Daily  1B  162  162  153  1408.2  1402   93    7  101   0  .995
1980 LA  N Daily  1B  162  162  159  1460.2  1502  112    6  122   0  .996
1981 LA  N Daily  1B  110  110  103   954    1019   55    1   84   0  .999
1982 LA  N Daily  1B  156  154  142  1373.1  1539  111    8  102   0  .995
1983 SD  N Daily  1B  100  100   95   867.2   888   49    6   69   0  .994
1984 SD  N Daily  1B  159  158  134  1329.2  1232   87    0  117   0 1.000
1985 SD  N Daily  1B  162  162  148  1418.1  1442   92    5  138   0  .997
1986 SD  N Daily  1B  148  138  110  1190    1160   53    7   94   0  .994
1987 SD  N Daily  1B   20   19   10   143.2   138   11    0   10   0 1.000
Total             1B 2057 2039 1892 17965.1 18844 1026   81 1498   0  .996
Total             3B  191  155  134  1433     147  407   47   33   0  .922
Total             OF    9    7    5    68      13    1    2    0   0  .875     8    0    1 
Total             LF    8    7    5    67      13    1    2    0   0  .875
Total             2B    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -
Total             RF    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -
Total             SS    1    0    0     0       0    0    0    0   0     -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
Division Series Fielding RecordDivision Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1981 LA  N Daily  1B    5    5    5    46.1    48    6    0    2   0 1.000
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1974 LA  N Daily  1B    4    4    4    36      40    2    1    6   0  .977
1977 LA  N Daily  1B    4    4    4    36      39    2    0    3   0 1.000
1978 LA  N Daily  1B    4    4    4    37      44    5    0    4   0 1.000
1981 LA  N Daily  1B    5    5    5    44      49    2    0    4   0 1.000
1984 SD  N Daily  1B    5    5    5    43      35    3    0    4   0 1.000
Total             1B   22   22   22   196     207   14    1   21   0  .995
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1974 LA  N Daily  1B    5    5    5    42      34    3    0    4   0 1.000
1977 LA  N Daily  1B    6    6    6    55      59    6    0    4   0 1.000
1978 LA  N Daily  1B    6    6    6    52.2    58    3    1    4   0  .984
1981 LA  N Daily  1B    6    6    6    52      45    3    0    6   0 1.000
1984 SD  N Daily  1B    5    5    5    42      34    4    0    4   0 1.000
Total             1B   28   28   28   243.2   230   19    1   22   0  .996
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1974 NL    Daily  1B    1    1    1     9       6    3    0    0   0 1.000
1975 NL    Daily  1B    1    1    0     7       4    1    0    0   0 1.000
1976 NL    Daily  1B    1    1    0     5       6    0    0    2   0 1.000
1977 NL    Daily  1B    1    1    0     4       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1978 NL    Daily  1B    1    1    1     9       7    0    0    0   0 1.000
1979 NL    Daily  1B    1    1    0     5       5    0    0    0   0 1.000
1980 NL    Daily  1B    1    1    0     6       7    0    0    0   0 1.000
1981 NL    Daily  1B    1    0    0     5       3    1    0    0   0 1.000
1984 NL    Daily  1B    1    1    0     5       5    1    0    1   0 1.000
1985 NL    Daily  1B    1    1    0     4       5    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             1B   10    9    2    59      49    6    0    3   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG

TransactionsTransactions
Selected by Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the free-agent draft - did not sign
(June 7, 1966).

Selected by Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (13th pick overall) of the
secondary phase of free-agent draft (June 7, 1968).

Granted free agency (November 10, 1982).

Signed by San Diego Padres (December 21, 1982).

Granted free agency (November 9, 1987).


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