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This Day In Dodgers History: Garvey Wins Second All-Star Game MVP

The 1970’s had plenty of great moments and achievements for the Los Angeles Dodgers, including two trips to the World Series and the formation of the famous quartet infield. One of the members of the infield was Dodgers’ first baseman Steve Garvey, who made his mark twice in All-Star Game history.

During the 1978 All-Star Game, Garvey had a memorable performance at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego as the first baseman shined on one of baseball’s biggest stages. Garvey had a single, triple and two RBIs as he guided the National League to a 7-3 victory. He was rewarded with his second All-Star Game MVP in four years and it was also the seventh straight victory at the All-Star Game for the NL.

The Dodgers were also represented by third baseman Ron Cey, second baseman Davey Lopes, outfielders Rick Monday and Reggie Smith and pitcher Tommy John.

Garvey won his first All-Star Game MVP in 1974 as he helped the NL win the game, 7-2. He had two hits and an RBI after being voted in as a write-in starter. The first baseman is the only Dodger to ever win multiple All-Star Game MVP’s.
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