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Friday, April 29, 2016

Kellogg's Cereal Box Dream #23 - Mr. Clean

Garvey was a great story in 1974 being a write-in all-star and the NL MVP.   Only he and Rico Carty got into the all-star game as a write-in.  He was a 10-time all-star and he had 2,599 career hits and a career average of  .294.  

He won four Gold Gloves and in nine seasons he earned MVP votes.   

1975 Kellogg's Steve Garvey #17

1975 Rating                    -- 8  comment -- The reigning MVP and I don't despise him yet.

2016 Rating                    -- 5  comment --   Not the Hall of Fame career that was expected.  

In 1993 Garvey appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time.  He got over 41% of the votes.  Unlike many players who have support grow each year on the ballot, Garvey's highest percentage in 15 years was 42%.

Of course I don't like Garvey because of his 1984 NLCS against the Cubs.  Not that I'm bitter, but does anyone remember that the Cubs were supposed to have three home games but since they didn't have lights the league gave three home games to San Diego?

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