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Portrait of Steve Garvey

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
19 9466 .294 .329 .446 112 23.2
Birth Date12-22-1948
Height5' 10"
Weight192 lbs
Age70 years, 11 months, 21 days
BatsR
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1969 LAN 20 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 78 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0
1970 LAN 21 34 100 25 5 0 1 6 17 0 1 1 .269 .310 .355 74 -2.3 -0.3 -0.4 0.0
1971 LAN 22 81 249 51 12 1 7 21 33 0 1 2 .227 .290 .382 90 -0.7 0.8 6.6 1.5
1972 LAN 23 96 317 79 14 2 9 19 36 1 4 2 .269 .312 .422 109 4.6 0.2 7.4 2.4
1973 LAN 24 114 366 106 17 3 8 11 42 3 0 2 .304 .328 .438 100 1.7 -0.4 -0.1 0.6
1974 LAN 25 156 685 200 32 3 21 31 66 3 5 4 .312 .342 .469 124 21.7 -1.3 -6.0 2.3
1975 LAN 26 160 704 210 38 6 18 33 66 3 11 2 .319 .351 .476 123 22.6 0.3 -4.5 2.7
1976 LAN 27 162 696 200 37 4 13 50 69 1 19 8 .317 .363 .450 128 24.5 -0.2 -1.6 3.2
1977 LAN 28 162 696 192 25 3 33 38 90 1 9 6 .297 .335 .498 121 20.4 0.3 -1.6 2.7
1978 LAN 29 162 689 202 36 9 21 40 70 1 10 5 .316 .353 .499 131 25.9 -2.5 3.3 3.6
1979 LAN 30 162 697 204 32 1 28 37 59 2 3 6 .315 .351 .497 124 22.1 -3.2 0.2 2.7
1980 LAN 31 163 704 200 27 1 26 36 67 3 6 11 .304 .341 .467 120 18.1 -4.9 -7.2 1.4
1981 LAN 32 110 461 122 23 1 10 25 49 1 3 5 .283 .322 .411 110 3.9 0.9 2.9 1.3
1982 LAN 33 162 660 176 35 1 16 20 86 1 5 3 .282 .301 .418 99 0.3 -0.2 -1.4 0.6
1983 SDN 34 100 425 114 22 0 14 29 39 3 4 1 .294 .344 .459 119 9.5 5.7 -9.8 1.0
1984 SDN 35 161 653 175 27 2 8 24 64 1 1 2 .284 .307 .373 88 -6.7 2.3 -11.5 -1.0
1985 SDN 36 162 699 184 34 6 17 35 67 3 0 0 .281 .318 .430 101 3.2 -1.4 -7.5 0.1
1986 SDN 37 155 584 142 22 0 21 23 72 1 1 2 .255 .284 .408 92 -4.2 -3.3 -13.8 -1.6
1987 SDN 38 27 78 16 2 0 1 1 10 1 0 0 .211 .231 .276 68 -3.1 -0.6 -1.0 -0.4
Career233294662599440432724791003298362.294.329.446112161.5-8.2-45.923.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1969 LAN MLB NL 3 3 .240 .291 .367 .500 93 -0.1 0.1 0 78 11 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0
1970 LAN MLB NL 34 100 .254 .321 .389 .316 91 -1.7 2.7 0.3 74 11 -0.4 -0.3 -2.3 0.0
1971 LAN MLB NL 81 249 .253 .314 .364 .235 94 -2.1 6.1 0.8 90 15 6.6 0.8 -0.7 1.5
1972 LAN MLB NL 96 317 .251 .317 .372 .278 95 8.5 7.5 0.8 109 13 7.4 0.2 4.6 2.4
1973 LAN MLB NL 114 366 .254 .317 .374 .325 96 6.9 9.7 -5.3 100 7 -0.1 -0.4 1.7 0.6
1974 LAN MLB NL 156 685 .258 .324 .370 .318 96 36.2 17.7 -11.4 124 10 -6.0 -1.3 21.7 2.3
1975 LAN MLB NL 160 704 .263 .329 .376 .330 95 35.5 18.5 -11.9 123 7 -4.5 0.3 22.6 2.7
1976 LAN MLB NL 162 696 .254 .317 .357 .335 95 35.2 17.5 -11.3 128 10 -1.6 -0.2 24.5 3.2
1977 LAN MLB NL 162 696 .262 .325 .399 .302 98 22.2 19.4 -12.4 121 12 -1.6 0.3 20.4 2.7
1978 LAN MLB NL 162 689 .256 .319 .372 .326 99 32.5 17.9 -11.5 131 10 3.3 -2.5 25.9 3.6
1979 LAN MLB NL 162 697 .261 .321 .389 .310 100 21.3 19.5 -12.5 124 10 0.2 -3.2 22.1 2.7
1980 LAN MLB NL 163 704 .258 .316 .371 .306 98 21.5 18.9 -12.1 120 10 -7.2 -4.9 18.1 1.4
1981 LAN MLB NL 110 461 .260 .318 .372 .299 96 10 11.6 -7.5 110 9 2.9 0.9 3.9 1.3
1982 LAN MLB NL 162 660 .259 .317 .374 .301 96 1 17.8 -11.3 99 11 -1.4 -0.2 0.3 0.6
1983 SDN MLB NL 100 425 .253 .316 .370 .294 99 10 11.5 -7.4 119 12 -9.8 5.7 9.5 1.0
1984 SDN MLB NL 161 653 .257 .317 .368 .301 96 -7.1 17.5 -11.2 88 8 -11.5 2.3 -6.7 -1.0
1985 SDN MLB NL 162 699 .250 .315 .369 .290 94 5.2 19.1 -12.2 101 11 -7.5 -1.4 3.2 0.1
1986 SDN MLB NL 155 584 .251 .316 .378 .259 101 -13.2 16.2 -10.2 92 9 -13.8 -3.3 -4.2 -1.6
1987 SDN MLB NL 27 78 .264 .329 .412 .231 97 -7.9 2.3 -1.3 68 14 -1.0 -0.6 -3.1 -0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1969 LAN MLB NL 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 0 0
1970 LAN MLB NL 100 93 8 25 5 0 1 33 6 6 17 1 1 .269 .310 .355 .086 1 0
1971 LAN MLB NL 249 225 27 51 12 1 7 86 26 21 33 1 2 .227 .290 .382 .156 2 1
1972 LAN MLB NL 317 294 36 79 14 2 9 124 30 19 36 4 2 .269 .312 .422 .153 3 0
1973 LAN MLB NL 366 349 37 106 17 3 8 153 50 11 42 0 2 .304 .328 .438 .135 3 0
1974 LAN MLB NL 685 642 95 200 32 3 21 301 111 31 66 5 4 .312 .342 .469 .157 8 1
1975 LAN MLB NL 704 659 85 210 38 6 18 314 95 33 66 11 2 .319 .351 .476 .158 6 3
1976 LAN MLB NL 696 631 85 200 37 4 13 284 80 50 69 19 8 .317 .363 .450 .133 9 5
1977 LAN MLB NL 696 646 91 192 25 3 33 322 115 38 90 9 6 .297 .335 .498 .201 4 7
1978 LAN MLB NL 689 639 89 202 36 9 21 319 113 40 70 10 5 .316 .353 .499 .183 8 1
1979 LAN MLB NL 697 648 92 204 32 1 28 322 110 37 59 3 6 .315 .351 .497 .182 6 4
1980 LAN MLB NL 704 658 78 200 27 1 26 307 106 36 67 6 11 .304 .341 .467 .163 4 3
1981 LAN MLB NL 461 431 63 122 23 1 10 177 64 25 49 3 5 .283 .322 .411 .128 3 1
1982 LAN MLB NL 660 625 66 176 35 1 16 261 86 20 86 5 3 .282 .301 .418 .136 9 5
1983 SDN MLB NL 425 388 76 114 22 0 14 178 59 29 39 4 1 .294 .344 .459 .165 5 0
1984 SDN MLB NL 653 617 72 175 27 2 8 230 86 24 64 1 2 .284 .307 .373 .089 10 1
1985 SDN MLB NL 699 654 80 184 34 6 17 281 81 35 67 0 0 .281 .318 .430 .148 6 1
1986 SDN MLB NL 584 557 58 142 22 0 21 227 81 23 72 1 2 .255 .284 .408 .153 3 0
1987 SDN MLB NL 78 76 5 16 2 0 1 21 9 1 10 0 0 .211 .231 .276 .066 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1987-05-24 1987-10-05 60-DL 134 118 Left Shoulder Strain Biceps Tendon - -
1983-07-30 1983-10-03 65 62 Left Thumb Dislocation - -
1971-06-13 1971-07-29 46 44 Left Hand Fracture - -

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-03-14 15:00:00 (link to chat)Keeping with the Padres theme...Who would have won a fight between Champ Summers and Steve Garvey?
(Buddy from Peoria,IL)
Thank you again for joining Padres chat. Always back the guy with the better facial hair, especially if winning is an inherent part of his name. Give me Summers. (Nathan Bishop)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Miguel Cabrera's defense at 1B really as bad as reputed? If so, I'm surprised. Players who field 3B poorly have a long history of moving to first and becoming Gold Glove defenders. Pujols of course, and before him there were George Scott and Steve Garvey.
(Rex Little from Big Bear CA)
Cabrera isn't great there, but he seems to be an improvement over Prince Fielder. Keep in mind he's not your typical conversion, either. (R.J. Anderson)
2010-06-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)By happy coincidence, I daydreamed a question for you not more than a day ago, and here you are. Not that I'm trying to sneak in the backdoor, but do consistent players get any sort of boost in the public's estimation of their HoF chances, and should they? I think here of a Jack Morris. Even though his heights were more very good than HoF, his workmanlike consistency--on top of being relatable and making him seem like a good guy--kept Tigers fans from a lot of crappy starts from a more up and down pitcher. I wonder if consistency (if it could be defined) would ever end up having a predictive value on eventual election. Thanks for suffering a long question, Jay.
(Jim Clancy from Exhibition Stadium)
Consistency is pretty difficult to quantify, except perhaps in the way it enables players to accumulate the benchmark stats that most of the public regards as constituting "a good season." I think of Steve Garvey rapping out his 200 hits, 100 RBI and .300 batting average every year and how highly esteemed he was in his day, and yet how far his star has fallen in light of a more modern statistical reckoning. But then I also think of guys like Blyleven and Don Sutton who were pretty consistent on some levels but didn't rack up the 20-win seasons that some of their peers did, and aren't held on the same level as them even if they may have been more valuable.

In the end I suspect peak value holds more sway on the public's estimation of a potential HoFer, because people tend to remember the high points, the outliers, the things that break pattern rather than the pattern itself. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which baseball annoucers are your favorites? I enjoy the rapport between Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone quite a bit and the Red Sox guys (Orsillo and Remy) are fun too.
(JG Ballard from Vermillion Sands)
Vin Scully is my favorite, hands down. Great bit from the Sons of Steve Garvey site yesterday (http://www.sonsofstevegarvey.com/2010/03/vin-scully-on-bill-veeck-and-colored.html) about Scully telling a story about racism, Bill Veeck, and the flight of major league spring training facilities to Arizona.

I'm no Michael Kay fan, but I really like Ken Singleton on the Yankees games, and enjoyed David Cone while he was around. Al Leiter is decent too. I don't mind Krukow and Kuiper for the Giants, even though they're "the enemy" to a Dodger fan. For national games, I'm really eager to hear more of Jon Sciambi on ESPN, because he's a friend of BP and because I like what I've heard. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)Think Kotchman has the potential to have a Steve Garvey type career. Their numbers are very similar through the same age.
(Mike from Utica, NY)
Yeah, I do, especially if the Braves let him cut loose and swing the bat instead of making him to the opposite field like the Angels did. He has a lot of untapped potential. (John Perrotto)
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm saddened by that Raines result. Off the top of your head, how many less deserving 1st ballot players have had better vote totals?
(lexomatic from True North)
Steve Garvey at 41.6 percent stands out, as does Maury Wills at 30.3 percent. (Jay Jaffe)


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