As one of the most successful MLB players of all time, Steve Garvey is the reigning National League "Iron Man", 17 years following his retirement from baseball. Garvey, who played in 1,207 consecutive games, now utilizes that same drive and leadership to motivate audience around the world to become the best and most successful people or corporation they can be. Garvey's playing field has changed from the baseball diamond to corporate ballrooms and lecture hall, but the integrity and devotion for which this future MLB Hall of Fame is famous for is the same.
Steve spent eight years as the corner stone of the Los Angeles Dodgers, "Fabulous Four" infield that included Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Ron Cey. To this day, they are the longest standing and most successful infield in MLB's history, leading Dodgers to a World Series title in 1981. The magic did not change when Garvey signed with the San Diego Padres. In 1984, he brought the Padres from the brink of playoff elimination with a dramatic game winning home run, which took Padres to their 1st World Series.
Steve Garvey is a ten 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 history of baseball to have an errorless season at first base. Garvey was named as NL MVP in 1974, the all-star game MVP in 1974 and 1978, playoff MVP in 1974, 1977 and 1984, and on April 18th, 1988 his #6 was retired by the San Diego Padres.
Since leaving baseball, Steve's lifetime achievements include business, philanthropic work, volunteer and most importantly a devoted family man. Garvey understands there is a great necessity of being a man of honor, integrity, and quality. Giving back is an important Steve Garvey trademark. He succeeded Frank Sinatra as the National Campaign Chairman of the Multiple Scleroses Society and serves on the board of directors for UCLA division of Neurosurgery and was part of the effort to bring the famous Guatemalan conjoined twins to UCLA Medical Center where they were separated.
Steve received little league's most prestigious honor, the "William A (Bill) Shea Award" for contribution by a former little leaguer to our national past time. He was also chosen as one of Disney's 30th anniversary "American Heroes".
He has worked in conjunction with FOX Sports Network as Co-Executive producer on "The International Sportsman" Garvey hosted the Olympic series "Road To Los Angeles" as well as the weekly series "Baseball's Greatest Games" He has also provided commentary for the college and Little League World Series, The Home and Family Show, Up Close etc...
Although Steve's career has taken him around the world, it is his life's philosophy "Life is God's gift to us and what we do is our gift to God" that has been his driving force. That philosophy is evident in the love he shares with his wife of over 19 years, Candace and their seven children.