Dodgers legend Steve Garvey reveals he has prostate cancer
Glendale, AZ, United States (4E Sports) – Los Angeles Dodgers legend Steve Garvey revealed he had prostate cancer Friday while announcing that some of his baseball memorabilia will be auctioned.
“This past fall I was thrown a nasty curve and battled prostate cancer,” Garvey said in a press release. “I decided on a radical prostectomy operation at UCLA, and through God’s grace it went well.”
He added that he will now dedicate a significant amount of time and resources to prostate awareness.
The auction will begin April 15 and will include items from Rollie Fingers and Bret Saberhagen. Bidding will be open to registered bidders on Wednesday, April 10 and conclude on Saturday, April 27. The auction will be conducted online at SCPAuctions.com.
Through SCP Auctions, the Garvey family will also donate time and dollars to youth baseball programs.”
Among the items Garvey will put through auction are his 1974 National League Most Valuable Player Award; a 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Championship ring; a 1977 Los Angeles Dodgers National League Championship ring; a 1978 Los Angeles Dodgers National League Championship ring; a 1974 National League Gold Glove Award; a 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers Miniature World Series trophy; a Historic 1984 NLCS Game 4 walk-off home run bat Inscribed by Garvey (Voted Greatest Moment in San Diego Sports History);a 1974 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Most Valuable Player trophy; Nine Major League Baseball All-Star rings; and signed 1982 last Dodgers game-worn warm-up jacket.