About Steve Garvey
It has been stated that the total amount of Steve Garvey net worth reaches a sum of 5 million dollars, according to the current calculations. He has earned his net worth because of his career in baseball, although currently he is retired from this sport. After his retirement, Steve Garvey became a businessman and this involvement has also added up to the total estimate of Steve Garvey net worth.
Steve Garvey was playing as a first baseman in Major League Baseball. He is mostly known for his appearances with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Because of the fact that during all of his career he portrayed a wholesome image, Steve Garvey was nicknamed ‘Mr. Clean’. In 1974, he was awarded the National League Most Valuable Player Award. In 1978 as well as 1984, Steve Garvey received the National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award. Steve Garvey was titled as All-Star 10 times. In 1974 and 1978, he was a winner of the MVP of the All-Star Game. Thus, his career has been recognized and awarded, as well. Steve Garvey set some records, such as the National League record for consecutive games played.
He was born in 1948 in Tampa, Florida. During his spring training, Steve Garvey was a bat boy for a few teams, such as the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees. When he was studying at Michigan State University, Steve Garvey was playing baseball and football. Steve Garvey then played in the National League West, where he belonged to two teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he played in the period of 1969-1982, and the San Diego Padres, with which he appeared in the period of 1983-1987. Thus, playing with both of these teams has also increased the overall size of Steve Garvey net worth. He played baseball professionally for 19 years.
Talking about his college career, his jersey number 10 was retired from his university in 2014. In 2009, he was titled Michigan State Baseball Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. One year later, his name was inducted into the Michigan State University Hall of Fame.
In 1968, he participated in the MLB Draft, where he was chosen by the Los Angeles Dodgers. One year later, when he was 20 years old, he debuted in the league. In 1981, he was awarded the Roberto Clemente Award. In the period of 1974-1977, Steve Garvey became a recipient of four Gold Glove Awards. In 1982, Steve Garvey signed a contract with the San Diego Padres, which was stated to be worth 6.6 million dollars and last for 5 years.
In addition to his name being inducted into the Michigan State University Hall of Fame, it is also inducted into the Irish American Hall of Fame. In 1981, his name appeared in the book called “The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time” written by Lawrence Ritter and Donald Honig. Thus, his name has been acknowledged and honored, as well. Steve Garvey is still considered as one of the most successful and richest baseball players as it can be proven by the current Steve Garvey net worth.