Dodgers fire Steve Garvey

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Former Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey, who has spent the last eight months publicly talking about his desire to buy the financially troubled club while continuing to work in its front office, was fired Friday.

A 10-time All-Star, the now-62-year-old Garvey worked in the Dodgers’ marketing and community relations department.


Garvey recruited former Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser to be a part of his prospective investment group.

‘We want to bring the Dodgers back to their glory,’ Garvey told The Times in April. ‘There was a Dodger way, but that way has drifted by the wayside.’

It is unknown whether Garvey has the financial backing to mount a serious bid. Garvey said in April that billionaire Ron Burkle had joined the investment group, but later admitted that Burkle hasn’t made a firm commitment to him.

Garvey could not be immediately reached for comment. The Dodgers declined to comment.


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