Dave Winfield

Dave Winfield
Birthdate 10/3/1951
Death Date
Debut Year 1973
Year of Induction 2001
Teams Angels, Blue Jays, Indians, Padres, Twins, Yankees
Positions Designated Hitter, Right Field

Dave Winfield was drafted by the MLB San Diego Padres, the NBA Atlanta Hawks, the ABA Utah Stars, and the NFL Minnesota Vikings.

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Dave Winfield went straight to the big leagues from college

Dave Winfield went straight to the big leagues from college

One of the greatest athletes ever to play professional baseball, Dave Winfield never spent a moment in the minor leagues. The 6’6″ stud played forward on the University of Minnesota’s 1971-72 Big Ten championship basketball team. The following year Winfield averaged 10.5 points and
Winfield is one of just 10 players with 400 homers and 3,000 hits

Winfield is one of just 10 players with 400 homers and 3,000 hits

Dave Winfield tallied 465 home runs and 3,110 hits during his 22-year big league career. That puts him in select company. Only 9 other men have reached both the 400-HR and 3,000 hit plateaus. The players include Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Willie Mays, Carl Yastrzemski, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken, Rafae
Winfield might be the only player traded for a dinner tab

Winfield might be the only player traded for a dinner tab

Here’s a Dave Winfield story rarely heard. Near the end of his career in 1994 Winfield was traded from the Twins to the Indians for a player to be named later. Because of the strike that year he did not play that season for the Indians and no player was named in exchange. To settle the trade t
Rusty Meacham writes about Dave Winfield's final MLB at bat

Rusty Meacham writes about Dave Winfield's final MLB at bat

Rusty Meacham played eight professional seasons, parts of six in the big leagues. When asked to reflect on his most memorable moment in the Major Leagues, Meacham wrote about facing Dave Winfield. “My most memorable moments in baseball are two. The first is facing Dave Winfield in his final at

2 responses to “Dave Winfield”

  1. Mtb says:

    Great player.

  2. Steve says:

    Best all-around athlete to come out of the state of Minnesota! A product of Oxford playground Saint Paul

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