- Four-time Gold Glove winner
Baseball legend, Steven Garvey, nicknamed the “Iron Man,” for establishing the National League record of playing in 1,207 consecutive games, played for the Los Angeles Dodgers during most of his career…
There, he was a four-time Gold Glove winner, the 1974 National League MVP, played six seasons with 200 or more hits, batting .393 in ten All-Star Games and was the 1974 and 1978 All-Star MVP. He also played a Major League record of 193 consecutive, errorless games at first base. In addition, Garvey has a lifetime career batting average of .294 and a .996 fielding percentage at first base, which is the Major League best. In 1983, Garvey joined the San Diego Padres.
His most dramatic moment in his baseball career was his ninth inning, game-winning home run in the 1984 playoffs, which propelled the Padres toward the National League Pennant.
He is also highly acclaimed as a motivational speaker, traveling domestically and internationally.