Thousands of student athletes have competed for Michigan State, but only a select few went professional. Perhaps no greater athlete represented MSU in their sport than former MLB first baseman Steve Garvey.
Garvey, 65, played football and baseball at MSU from 1966-68 before being drafted in the first round of the MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He played 19 seasons for the Dodgers and San Diego Padres, making 10 All-Star games and winning the 1974 NL MVP. For his career he hit .294 with 2,599 hits and 272 home runs.