Reno, Nev. - Steve Garvey, the 1974 National League Most Valuable Player and 10-time All-Star, will be the featured speaker at the 26th Annual Bobby Dolan Baseball Dinner set for Jan. 25 at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino. All proceeds will benefit the University of Nevada baseball team.
Cost for the event is $150 per person and tables of 10 are available for $1,500. No-host cocktails are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. with a sit-down dinner at 7:00 p.m. Nevada Dugout Club members are eligible to receive discount to the event. To order tickets or for more information please call 775-682-6902.
Garvey played 19 seasons of Major League Baseball, 14 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and five for the San Diego Padres. A lifetime .294 hitter, he totaled 272 home runs and drove in 1308. Appearing in 11 postseason series, he batted .338 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI. He played in five World Series and led the Dodgers to the 1981 title. In his 19 seasons, he collected 2599 hits, 440 doubles and 43 triples to go along with his 272 homers. He set the National League record by playing in 1,207 consecutive games from Sept. 3, 1975 to July 29, 1983.
His honors include: 1974 National League Most Valuable Player, 1974 and 1978 All-Star Game MVP, 1978 and 1984 National League Championship Series MVP, four-time gold glove winner (1974 thru 1977), 1981 Roberto Clemente Award recipient and 1984 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award winner. He holds the record for the highest career fielding percentage by a first baseman and is the only player in the history of baseball to have an errorless season at first base.
Former Pack stars Brett Hayes and Chris Gimenez will also be honored at the dinner as the most recent Nevada players to play MLB baseball. Hayes (2003-05) saw action last season with the Florida Marlins while Gimenez (2002-04) was a member of the Cleveland Indians most of the 2009 season. The two are the 16th and 17th former Wolf Pack players to reach the majors.