Dave Winfield

Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder Dave Winfield

Full Name: David Mark Winfield
Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder

United States of America

Biography: Dave Winfield was a star outfielder in Major League Baseball during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

After a College Hall of Fame career with the University of Minnesota, Winfield was selected 4th overall by the San Diego Padres in the 1973 MLB Draft.

He was traded to the NY Yankees in 1980 for the biggest contract in baseball history at that time (10-years, $23 million) and had a rocky relationship with the Yankees controversial owner George Steinbrenner, even though he had 8 of his 12 All Star seasons with the Bronx Bombers.

An outstanding fielder and hitter, Winfield also won 7 Gold Glove and 6 Silver Slugger Awards in his 22 year MLB career.

Perhaps his personal crowning glory came in 1992 when at the age of 40 he was an integral part of the Toronto Blue Jays World Series champion team.

In his first year of eligibility, Winfield was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001 and he remains in baseball as a special assistant to the Executive Director of the MLB Players Association.

Born: October 3, 1951
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Age: 71 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events

  • 1980-12-15 NY Yankee Dave Winfield becomes highest-paid player, 10 years $15M
  • 1981-09-12 Red Sox rookie Bob Ojeda no-hits Yanks for 8 innings before Rick Cerone & Dave Winfield lead off 9th with back-to-back doubles
  • 1987-06-29 Yanks blow 11-4 lead but trailing 14-11 Dave Winfield's 8th inning grand slammer beats Toronto 15-14; Mattingly also grand slams
  • 1988-04-30 NY Yank Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April-Sets AL & ties ML Rec
  • 1990-05-11 NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
  • 1991-08-14 MLB Minnesota Twins Dave Winfield is 23rd to hit 400 HR
  • 1992-09-24 Toronto's Dave Winfield, 40, is oldest player to reach 100-RBI
  • 1993-09-16 Minnesota Twins Dave Winfield is 19th to get 3,000 hits
  • 1994-05-14 Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617
  • 1994-05-28 Twin's Dave Winfield passes Rod Carew into 15th hit list (3,054)

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