A fan most treasured during his day, you never hear about him anymore it seems. From what I can tell… Arguably the most popular player on those outstanding Dodger teams of the late 70s and early 80s. . Garvey was also, I believe, an under-rated hitter. . He was so popular, in fact, that any teammates called him “Mr. Senator” because his clean-cut, all-American image seemed perfect for politics. That squeaky clean image fell apart in his final playing years and in early retirement, however, due to allegations of adultery, financial problems and a messy public divorce. . Garvey laid low for several years, but always remained close to the Dodgers. For all the complaints about current Dodger owner Frank McCourt, he has shown a great respect for Dodger history and heritage, and has gone out of his way to keep former players coming back to the Stadium. He named Garvey a team Vice-President, basically in charge of public relations. Most recently, Garvey has spoken up about the team’s current turmoil caused by the Mccourt Divorce saga. . He said he would often form an ownership group, made up of former Dodger stars, to buy the team from the McCourts. Although it’s doubutful Garvey will be able to raise that kind of money, it would be nice to see the team return to the “family” feel it had when he played for the team and the O’Malleys owned it.
LA Dodger Great Steve Garvey joins Mark Willard and Mychal Thompson for a legendary lunch at Morton’s the Steakhouse in Woodland Hills to discuss his playing. . .