L.A. Sports Legend Award

Steve Garvey

photo of Steve Garvey

Steve Garvey, honored with the L.A. Sports Legend Award for his outstanding athletic achievements, is one of the most successful Major League Baseball players of all time.

To this day, Garvey holds the esteemed title as the longest standing and most successful infielder in Major League Baseball’s history, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a World Series title in 1981. The magic continued when Garvey signed with the San Diego Padres. In 1984, his game winning home run brought the Padres from the brink of elimination from the Playoffs to their first World Series.

Garvey is a 10-time MLB All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove winner. He holds the record for the highest career fielding percentage by a first baseman and is the only player in the history of Major League Baseball to have an errorless season at first base. Garvey was named as the National League MVP in 1974, the All-Star Game MVP in 1974 and 1978, Playoff MVP in 1974, 1977 and 1984 and on April 18, 1988, his uniform number (6) was retired by the San Diego Padres.

Sports Illustrated named Garvey the “Iron Man” for his consecutive game streak in the National League. Garvey now utilizes the same drive and leadership to motivate audiences around the world to become the best and most successful people or corporations they can be.