So there was Garvey, alone again with a bunch of Hall of Famers. Naturally.
Growing up in the seventies, the Dodger first baseman was THE guy at that position, until the ever-popular Pete Rose moved over there from third base.
Garvey has all the earmarks that HOF voters look for in an inductee. Durable? Check (had a streak of over 1200 games).
The best at his position? Check (a 10-time All Star first baseman).
Great hitter? Check (clutch performer who had hit just below .300 with nearly 300 homeruns (when they meant something) and over 1,300 RBIs.
Good defensively? Check (four Gold Gloves)
A winner? Check (Appeared in five World Series, winning in '81 with LA)
An MVP? Check (won it in '74, was second in '78).
His domestic issues with ex-wife Cindy were well-documented, were admittedly wrong, and no doubt played a part in how he was viewed off-the-field. On the field, he was as classy as they came and was a great ambassador for the game.
Hopefully, the Veterans' committee will right this wrong and enshrine Steve Garvey one of these years.