|Celebrated Name:||Steve Garvey|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Steven Patrick Garvey|
|Age:||72 years old|
|Birth Date:||22 December 1948|
|Birth Place:||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Candace Garvey (m. 1989), Cyndy Garvey (m. 1971–1983)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Olivia Garvey, Slade Garvey, Ryan Steven Patrick Garvey, Whitney Garvey, Krisha Garvey, Sean Garvey)|
|Is Steve Garvey Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Former professional baseball player|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$6 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2021|
Steve Garvey is a well-known former professional baseball player from America. He played on the team of Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball as a first baseman. He was popularly known as “Mr. Clean” because of his wholesome image during his career in baseball. Garvey holds the National League record for consecutive games played (1,207).
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Early Life & Biography
Steven Patrick Garvey was born on December 22, 1948, in Tampa, Florida. His parents moved to Long Island, New York, when he was a child. During his teenage years, he was a batboy for the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees, and Detroit Tigers.
Garvey completed his schooling from Chamberlain High School and later attended Michigan State University, where he was part of the college’s football and baseball team. He credits his football coach Duffy Daugherty for helping to become a multi-sport athlete in his choosing MSU.
Garvey has been married twice. His first wife was Cyndy Garvey, whom he married in 1971. After staying together for twelve years, the couple divorced in 1983. Later, he got married to Candace Garvey in 1989. He has five children; Olivia Garvey, Slade Garvey, Ryan Steven Patrick Garvey, Whitney Garvey, Krisha Garvey, Sean Garvey.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 22 December 1948, Steve Garvey is 72 years old as of today’s date 2nd March 2021. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 84 kg.
Garvey started his professional basketball career in 1968 when the Los Angeles Dodgers drafted him in the 1st round of the MLB draft. At the age of 20, he made his Major League debut. Initially, he played as a pinch hitter and scored his first hit off Denny Lemaster of the Houston Astros. He scored his first home run in a game against Montreal Expos in 1970.
In 1974, Garvey became one of only two players to have started an All-Star Game as a write-in vote. In the same year, he had his first of six 200-hit seasons and won the NL MVP award. In a match against the Philadelphia Phillies, he hit four home runs, and added a triple for five extra-base hits, and earned the League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award. Garvey played 1,727 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 14 seasons and hit .301 with 211 homers. He was selected to eight All-Star Games and won the All-Star Game MVP Award for the 1974 and 1978 games.
In 1982, Garvey signed a deal with the San Diego Padres for five years. Popular sports magazine, Sports Illustrated ranked the signing as the fifteenth best free-agent signing ever. In the first season with the team, he broke the National League’s record for consecutive games played, and was named the National League Player of the Week. Garvey scored 114 hits, 22 doubles, 14 home runs, and 59 RBIs in consecutive 100 matches. He made his final appearance in a game in May 1987.
After retirement from his professional baseball career, he headed Garvey Communications and was involved in television production.
Awards & Achievements
Steve Garvey has won several awards in his illustrious career. He holds the National League record with 1207 consecutive games played, from September 3, 1975, to July 29, 1983. He has been inducted into the Irish American Hall of Fame, National Baseball Hall of Fame, and the Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame.
Garvey’s number six jersey has been retired by the San Diego Padres. In 1981, he was included in the book The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time. He is a two-time National League Championship Series MVP (1978 and 1984), a 10-time All-Star, and a two-time MVP of the All-Star Game (1974 and 1978).
Net Worth & Salary of Steve Garvey in 2021
As of March 2021, Steve Garvey has an estimated net worth of more than $6 million. He made this huge fortune through his successful career as a professional baseball player.
In his career of 18 years, he has played in the National League West for two teams; the Los Angeles Dodgers (1969–82) and San Diego Padres (1983–87). In 1982, he signed a deal worth $6.6 million with the Padres for five years.
After retiring from the sport, Garvey hosts television shows like Baseball’s Greatest Games and does motivational speaking for corporations. He also made a significant part of his net worth from sponsorships, brand endorsements, commercials, and media appearances.
Steve Garvey is considered one of the legendary baseball players ever to play the sport. He also served on the board of the non-profit organization “ BAT, the Baseball Assistance Team” that helps former Major League, Minor League, and Negro League players through financial and medical hardships.