Garvey Joins Padres
December 21, 1982 - Steve Garvey leaves the Dodgers, signing a five-year contract with the San Diego Padres. Garvey made his MLB debut with Los Angeles in September 1969 and went from a scatter-armed third baseman to an All-Star at first base after switching positions in June 1973. In his first full season in 1974, Garvey won N.L. MVP honors in helping the Dodgers win their first pennant since 1966.