Steve was married to Cyndy Garvey from 1971-1983.
Steve made his highest salary in 1987 while with the San Diego Padres, making $1,450,000.
In 1998 Steve released a instructional baseball video entitled Steve Garvey's Hitting System.
In 1987 Steve wrote the book Steve Garvey's Hitting System/Raise Your Batting Average, Hit in Game Situations, and Solve All Your Hitting Problems.
Steve wrote the book Bat Boy Days: Lessons I Learned from the Boys of Summer which describes his time as the Dodgers Spring Training bat boy.
Garvey had a career high 115 RBI's in the 1977 season.
Steve has served many years as the National Campaign Chairman of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Garvey was named the National Leauge's Playoff MVP in 1974, 1977 and 1984.
Garvey was playing 1st base for the San Diego Padres when Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb's record for most career hits and was the first person to congratulate him.
In 1981 Garvey was awarded the Roberto Clemente Award.
Garvey hit a career high 33 home runs in 1977.
Steve won the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 1984.
Since he retired from baseball Garvey has been running Garvey Communications, a television production company.
Steve was named MVP of the 1984 National League Championship Series.
Steve was named MVP of the 1978 National League Championship Series.
Steve was a 1st round draft pick in 1968.
Steve was the first player in MLB history with more than 4 million All-Star votes in a single season.
Garvey was so popular in Los Angeles that he had a junior high school named after him while he was still an active player.
Steve retired with the National League Championship Series career records for HR's (8) and RBI's (24).
Garvey earned the nickname "Senator" from teammates. They were referring to Garvey's political ambitions after he retired from baseball.
Steve has 9,466 career plate appearances, more than any other Los Angeles Dodger.
Garvey is the L.A. Dodger leader in career doubles with 333.
Steve made his MLB debut on September 1, 1969.
Garvey holds the MLB record for the highest career fielding percentage by a first baseman.
Steve is the only player in the history of baseball to have an errorless season at first base.
Garvey set a MLB record of 193 consecutive, errorless games at first base while playing for the Dodgers.
From 1993-1998, Garvey worked as a color commentator for CBS and ESPN as they covered the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
Garvey (1B) and his infield partners Davey Lopes (2B), Bill Russell (SS), and Ron Cey (3B) played together from 1973 to 1981. That was longer than any other infield foursome in MLB history.
Steve was the first player to start an All-Star game as a write in candidate (1974).
Garvey had his uniform number 6 retired by his second team, the San Diego Padres.
In 1977 Steve along with Ron Cey, Dusty Baker and Reggie Smith became the first teammates in Major League Baseball history to each hit 30 or more home runs in the same season.
Steve played both baseball and football at Michigan State University.
Was the National League Most Valuable Player (1974).
Garvey was a 10-time All-Star (1974-81, 1984-85).
He led the National League in games played 6 different times (1977-78, 1980-82, 1985).
Twice led the National League in hits (1978 and 1980).
Four-time Gold Glove Award winner (1974-77).
He set the National League record with 1207 consecutive games played, from September 3, 1975, to July 29, 1983. The streak ended when his thumb was broken in a collision at home plate against the Atlanta Braves.
Two-time winner of MLB's All-Star Game MVP (1974, 1978).
Garvey: I'd never go to the American League as a designated hitter. That's not me. I'm a baseball purist when it comes to that.
Steve Garvey: You must be passionate, you must dedicate yourself, and you must be relentless in the pursuit of your goals. If you do, you will be successful.
Steve Garvey: The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.