April 28, 2012 |
Watching Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper take batting practice at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Steve Garvey said he always knew the kid would make it here. “If you like Josh Hamilton, you'll really like Bryce Harper, in terms on athletic ability and power,” Garvey said. Garvey, the former Dodgers first baseman, is a longtime friend of the 19-year-old Harper. Garvey coached Harper when he was 15 on a Palm Desert-based travel ball team. Garvey's son, Ryan Garvey, was also on the team.
November 23, 2011 |
Steve Garvey and Orel Hershiser have attracted more than enough financial backing to bid competitively on the Dodgers, the banker representing the former Dodgers stars said Wednesday. "It's a matter of picking the partners we want," said Darren Lowe of RBC Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of the Royal Bank of Canada. For the first time, one of those partners has identified himself. Joey Herrick, president of Pacoima-based Natural Balance Pet Foods, said Wednesday that he has agreed to become a minority investor in the Garvey-Hershiser venture.
July 8, 2011 |
The absurdity of the Dodgers' situation came into particularly sharp focus Friday. On the field, the last-place Dodgers edged the San Diego Padres, 1-0, to move to within one game of their offensively inept visitors. On the phone from Arizona, a popular former player with his own well-documented history of financial troubles was saying that his public interest in purchasing the Dodgers had resulted in his dismissal from their front office. "It doesn't take away from my love for the team," said Steve Garvey, a 10-time All-Star who won a World Series with the Dodgers in 1981 and played on the Padres' 1984 World Series team.
June 5, 2011 |
Reporting from Cincinnati Juan Uribe is supposed to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday for the Dodgers' opening game of a three-game series in Philadelphia. So are Marcus Thames and Blake Hawksworth . But Manager Don Mattingly was measured when speaking about their anticipated returns. "I'm not going to get excited yet," he said. The last time the Dodgers were expecting a player to be activated, the player in question didn't make it back.
May 19, 2011 |
It has been 24 years since a Garvey last appeared in the lineup at Dodger Stadium, which means if Ryan Garvey of Palm Desert is able to make it to Dodger Stadium on June 3 for the Southern Section Division 4 championship game, not only will his father, 10-time All-Star Steve Garvey, be smiling, but "Uncle Tommy," as he affectionately calls Tom Lasorda, might have to show up and offer a pep talk. "It would mean a lot for me and my dad," Garvey said. April 26, 1987 was the last time Steve Garvey played at Dodger Stadium as a member of the San Diego Padres.
April 24, 2011 |
Reporting from Chicago In all of the Aprils in which the Dodgers have played baseball, no one in the franchise's history has hit in as many consecutive games as Andre Ethier . With an infield hit off the glove of Chicago Cubs first baseman Carlos Pena , Ethier extended his hitting streak to 21 games — one game longer than Steve Garvey's streak in April of 1978. Ethier also singled to left in the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 7-3 victory. Dodgers-Cubs box score Ethier said cleanup hitter Matt Kemp deserved some of the credit for his recent form.