Baseball legend and IABS member Steve Garvey joined us on a recent episode of “Craic and the Bat” on Irish Baseball TV! During the discussion, Steve shared fascinating stories from his childhood and playing career. Some highlights included:

  • How Steve’s family moved from New York to Florida
  • Steve’s first meeting with Jackie Robinson
  • Having a catch with Gil Hodges while trying to watch Mickey Mantle take batting practice
  • Being drafted by the Dodgers and watching his mom negotiate his first contract
  • His first at-bat
  • Working with hitting coach Dixie Walker to become a more complete hitter