ITDIB 08/28/77 – Steve Garvey goes off – fives across the board
On this date in 1977 Steve Garvey had one of the all time great offensive Los Angeles Dodger games when he collected three doubles and two home runs with one of the coolest box scores you will ever see.
Five across the board for the Garv.
Five at bats
Five runs scored
A grand total of 14 total bases. It was no Shawn Green but it was still one hell of a game. The best part of this game is that I can still remember Vin Scully talking about how he had never seen a player hit the ball so hard in every at bat. As Vinny would say it was as if Garvey was taking out his previous slump on every pitch.
Slump you say. Yup, headed into that game Garvey was in one of his worst offensive slumps that started on August 6th. For the next 84 plate appearances Steve Garvey would have one extra base hit and a tragic triple slash line of .139 / .169 / .152.
Talk about a slump buster game.
Historically using total bases this game ranks as the 3rd best in LA Dodger history. It was certainly the best game of Garvey’s career, and for him it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Player Date Rslt PA R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI Shawn Green 2002-05-23 W 16-3 6 6 6 1 0 4 19 7
Davey Lopes 1974-08-20 W 18-8 6 3 5 1 0 3 15 4
Steve Garvey 1977-08-28 W 11-0 5 5 5 3 0 2 14 5