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Steve Garvey has surgery for prostate cancer

Garvey underwent an operation at UCLA, and doctors continue to monitor his progress. The longtime Dodgers first baseman is raising money by auctioning off memorabilia from his playing career.

Stephen Dunn

Longtime Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey is battling prostate cancer, and the 10-time All-Star recently had an operation in Los Angeles.

"This past fall I was thrown a nasty curve and battled prostate cancer. I decided on a radical prostectomy operation at UCLA, and through God's grace it went well. I will continue to monitor my progress, but will now dedicate a significant amount of time and resources to prostate awareness," Garvey said in a press release on Friday. "Through SCP Auctions, the Garvey family will also continue to share our great love for baseball by donating time and dollars to youth baseball programs."

Garvey, 64, is auctioning off several items of memorabilia on Apr. 10 through SCP Auctions. Among the items auctioned off by Garvey are:

  • 1974 National League Most Valuable Player Award
  • 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Championship Ring
  • 1977 Los Angeles Dodgers National League Championship Ring
  • 1978 Los Angeles Dodgers National League Championship Ring
  • 1974 National League Gold Glove Award
  • 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers Miniature World Series Trophy
  • Historic 1984 NLCS Game 4 Walk-Off Home Run Bat Inscribed by Garvey (Voted Greatest Moment
    in San Diego Sports History)
  • 1974 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Trophy
  • Nine Major League Baseball All-Star Rings
  • 1982 Signed Last Los Angeles Dodgers Game-Worn Warm-Up Jacket

"I have been blessed to win a number of awards and be involved in numerous historical baseball moments over my 20-year career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres," said Garvey. "I feel it's time to share several pieces of history with those fans who inspired me to those wonderful achievements."