Originally posted on Yahoo! Sports  |  Last updated 12/22/11
On occasion, Big League Stew honors a birthday boy per week by taking a longer look at his career. Please join us in lighting the candles. Steve Garvey was indescribably popular in the 1970's. He was handsome, a fine hitter and the anchor of the Los Angeles Dodgers, arguably the best team of the decade other than the Big Red Machine. He was squeaky clean, and the baseball writers bent over backwards to make him look good. But as Joe Posnanski writes, "When you look back on Garvey with a sense of perspective, it's hard to see him as he was 30  years ago because now that .329 on-base percentage jumps out like Glenn Close in the bathtub."  Garvey was exactly what a star looked like to the casual fan. He batted .300, he got 200 hits a year, he made the All-Star Team eight straight times, he made five World Series appearances — hitting .319 overall in 28 games in the Fall Classic — and won a championship with the Dodgers. He looked like a movie star. And he had a movie star's success wi...
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