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Steve Garvey from the Chronology
Apr 29, 1999 - Down 6-1 the Mariners score 11 runs in the 5th inning and 6 more in the 6th on the way to a 22-6 pasting of Detroit. Ken Griffey Jr. hits 2 HRs and drives in 6 in the inning. Tiger P Mel Rojas is pounded for 8 hits and 11 earned runs in 1 and 2/3 innings of relief. It is the first time in 40 years that Detroit has given up 11 runs in a frame. By not committing an error in the contest Mariner 1B David Segui becomes baseball's all-time leader in fielding percentage among first basemen (1000 games minimum) moving slightly ahead of Steve Garvey.
Aug 18, 1989 - In a 9-2 Toronto win Baltimore SS Cal Ripken plays in his 1208th consecutive game passing Steve Garvey for the 3rd longest streak in ML history George Bell leads Toronto with 2 singles a double and a HR.
Aug 17, 1989 - Orioles SS Cal Ripken plays in his 1208th consecutive game to move past Steve Garvey into 3rd place on the all-time list. He goes 3-for-5 with a home run to help Baltimore to an 11-6 win over Toronto.
Oct 10, 1987 - Jeffrey Leonard sets a playoff record with a home run in his 4th consecutive game sparking the Giants to a 4-2 win over the Cardinals that evens the NLCS at 2 games apiece. Leonard's 4 home runs tie the record for most home runs in one LCS shared by Bob Robertson and Steve Garvey.
Oct 6, 1984 - Steve Garvey's 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th inning gives San Diego a 7-5 win over Chicago and evens the NLCS at 2-2.
Apr 16, 1983 - Padres 1B Steve Garvey plays in his 1118th consecutive game breaking Billy Williams' NL record. Garvey goes 2-for-4 in an 8-5 Padres loss at Los Angeles.
Jun 7, 1982 - Steve Garvey plays in his 1000th consecutive game and goes 0-for-4 in a 4-3 loss to the Braves. Garvey's streak is the 5th longest in ML history.
Feb 8, 1982 - The Dodgers break up the longest-playing infield unit in ML history by trading veteran 2B Davey Lopes to the A's for minor-leaguer Lance Hudson. Lopes 1B Steve Garvey 3B Ron Cey and SS Bill Russell had been the Dodgers' starting infield since 1974.
Oct 17, 1981 - Tied 1-1 going into the 8th Steve Garvey's 2-run homer puts LA ahead in what will be a 7-1 victory over the Expos. The series is now tied 2-2.
Oct 4, 1980 - The Dodgers break a 1-1 tie on a 4th inning HR from Steve Garvey to beat the Astros 2-1. Loser Nolan Ryan goes 11-10 while Jerry Reuss wins his 18th. Houston now leads by 1 game with 1 to play.
Jul 20, 1979 - At Los Angeles Steve Garvey saves a defeat for the Dodgers by belting a 2-run homer in the 10th to tie and another 2-run homer in the 11th by Bill Russell wins it 6-5 over the Expos. Montreal takes the lead in the 11th when Rodney Scott drives in a run with his 5th straight hit. Dave Patterson wins his first ML game while Manny Mota has a pinch single for the 139 pinch hit of his career.
Nov 15, 1978 - The Pirates Dave Parker wins the NL MVP Award‚ 320-194 over the Dodgers Steve Garvey. Parker had 30 HRs‚ 117 RBI‚ and league-leading figures in batting (.334)‚ slugging (.585)‚ and total bases (340).
Aug 20, 1978 - Los Angeles beats New York 5-4 at Shea Stadium but the real hitting occurs before the game when Dodgers Don Sutton and Steve Garvey engage in a clubhouse wrestling match. The two had been feuding for a long time but newspaper remarks by Sutton about Garvey's All-American image sparked the brawl.
Aug 15, 1978 - The Phils drop their 4th in a row losing to the Dodgers 5-2. The loss cuts the Phil's lead to 2 games as the Cubs beat the Reds and Tom Seaver in an afternoon contest. After Reggie Smith had driven in the game-winner the previous two nights it is Steve Garvey's turn. His triple in the 8th off Tug McGraw with the bases loaded breaks a 2-2 tie.
Jul 11, 1978 - At San Diego the NL wins another All-Star Game 7-3. Steve Garvey singles and triples to earn the game's MVP trophy. Vida Blue starts for the NL the first pitcher to start for both leagues. Blue also started in 1971 and 1975 for the AL.
Aug 28, 1977 - Steve Garvey has a career game with 5 extra-base hits 5 runs scored and 5 RBI as the Dodgers blast the Cardinals 11-0. Garvey's barrage includes 3 doubles and 2 HRs.
Sep 3, 1975 - After missing 2 games because of the flu, Dodger Steve Garvey returns to the lineup in a 13-2 loss to the Reds launching a NL record streak of 1207 consecutive games. The Reds score 10 runs in the 4th inning to ice the game: on the 2nd they scored 7 in the 5th to beat the Padres 10-4.
Jul 23, 1974 - The NL triumphs in the All-Star Game at Pittsburgh winning 7-2. Write-in choice Dodger 1B Steve Garvey is the game's MVP. Atlanta's Ralph Garr goes into the All star break with 149 hits the most this century (starting in 1933) before the break. He'll end with 214 hits.
Jun 6, 1968 - Tim Foli is the top choice in the regular phase of the free-agent draft. The A's take Pete Broberg with the 2nd pick but he opts to attend Dartmouth instead. Cecil Cooper lasts until the 27th round and Paul Splittorff till the 25th. The big winners are the Dodgers who in the January draft and the regular and secondary June drafts pick 71 players 14 players of whom end up in the ML. Among them: Davey Lopes Geoff Zahn Bill Buckner (#25 overall in the 2nd round) Joe Ferguson Tom Paciorek Bobby Valentine Steve Garvey and Ron Cey.