Only 15 players in all of Major League Baseball history have had six or more 200 hit seasons (as of the end of 2010).In the 1978 National League Championship Series, which the Dodgers won over the Philadelphia Phillies, Garvey hit four home runs, and added a triple for five extra base hits, both marks tying Bob Robertson's 1971 NLCS record and earning him the League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award; Jeffrey Leonard would tie the NLCS home run record in the 1987 NLCS.
from 1956 to 1961, Garvey was a bat boy for the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers during spring training.
Garvey played football and baseball at Michigan State University after graduating from Chamberlain High School.
His group did not make it past the first round of the bidding.
In his 15 years on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, he failed to reach the 75% required for induction.
The streak ended when he broke his thumb in a collision at home plate against the Atlanta Braves.
It is the fourth-longest such streak in Major League Baseball history.
His highest total of votes received was 42.6% in 1995.
He was dropped off the ballot after receiving 21.1% in his final year on the ballot in 2007.
His number was displayed at the site of his 1984 NLCS home run in right field at Qualcomm Stadium.
In 1981, Lawrence Ritter and Donald Honig included him in their book The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time.
Garvey spent 15 years in the Community Affairs department for the Dodgers, where he was a greeter for VIP season ticket holders and a consultant for community relations.