Steve Garvey — American Athlete born on December 22, 1948,

Steven Patrick Garvey , is an American former professional baseball player and current Southern California businessman. He played in Major League Baseball as a first baseman, most notably for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Nicknamed "Mr. Clean" because of the wholesome image he portrayed throughout his career in baseball, Garvey was the 1974 National League Most Valuable Player Award winner, a ten-time All-Star, and holds the National League record for consecutive games played ... (wikipedia)

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Baseball is the life.
You must be passionate, you must dedicate yourself, and you must be relentless in the pursuit of your goals. If you do, you will be successful.
With my Roman Catholic upbringing, I have a set of principles that serve me well in good times and bad.
The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.