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This Day In Dodgers History: Garvey And Lasorda Reach Milestones



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Dating back to their days in Brooklyn, the Dodgers have a long list of players, accomplishments and significant moments that are recognized as some of the most iconic in all of baseball.

Among the revered legends that have worn a Dodgers jersey is Steve Garvey. Primarily serving as a third baseman for the Dodgers from 1970-1972, Garvey eventually settled in at first base and wan an NL MVP award, four gold gloves and a World Series among other accolades in his 14 years with the Dodgers.

On June 7, 1982, Garvey played in his 1,000th consecutive game. Garvey began the streak in September of 1975 and finished the streak at 1,207 games through 1983, which set an NL record.

June 7 is also a memorable day for Tommy Lasorda. On the date in 1995, the former manager won his 1,500th game as a manager. Lasorda won NL Manager of the Year in 1983 and 1988, with ’88 ending with a World Series title for the Dodgers.

Lasorda spent his entire managerial career with the Dodgers and finished with a 1599-1439 record over 21 seasons.
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