Steve GarveyFormer San Diego Padre
Steve Garvey, spent eight years as the cornerstone of the Los Angeles Dodgers “fabulous four” infield that included Davey Lopes, Bill Russell, Ron Cey. To this day, they hold the esteemed title as the longest standing and most successful infield in Major League Baseball’s history leading the Dodgers to a World Series title in 1981.
Garvey was first elected to the All-Star team in ’74 as a write-in and was voted the game MVP. He was elected as a starter the next six years. In 1978 he became the first player to receive more than four million votes and was again the game MVP. Garvey set a National League record with 1207 consecutive games played, from September 3, 1975, to July 29, 1983. The streak ended when he broke his thumb in a collision at home plate against the Atlanta Braves.
Steve Garvey is a ten-time MLB All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove winner on April 18, 1988 his #6 was retired by the San Diego Padres