right field | bats: right | throws: right | height: 6-6 | weight: 245 | born: 10.03.51
Career stats: Baseball-Reference.com
|Dave Winfield entered the Hall of Fame as a Padre.|
Career biographies: The Ballplayers | Baseball Hall of Fame | The Sporting News
In the show: Padres (1973-80), Yankees (81-90), Angels (90-91), Blue Jays (92), Twins (93-94), Cleveland (95)
How he was acquired: The Padres drafted Winfield with the fourth pick in the 1973 draft. Winfield is the only player to be drafted in four leagues: the Padres, the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, the ABA's Utah Stars and the NFL's Minnesota Vikings -- although he never played college football.
How he was lost: Winfield signed a 10-year, $23 million contract with the Yankees on Dec. 15, 1980, becoming baseball's highest-paid player.
Players most similar to: Al Kaline, Dave Parker.
Career year, 1979: 34 home runns, 118 RBIs, .308 batting average, .395 on-base percentage, .558 slugging percentage, 10 triples.
Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot as a Padres player (2001)
3,000th hit (Sept. 16, 1993: single)
Top 10 in MVP voting seven times (1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1992)
Seven Gold Glove awards (1979, 1980, 1982-85, 1987)
Six Silver Slugger awards (1981-85, 1992)
Led league in RBIs (1979)
Babe Ruth Award as World Series MVP (1992)
The Sporting News AL Comeback Player of the Year (1990)
Oldest player with 100 RBIs in a season (108 RBIs in 1992, age 41)
12-time All-Star (1977-88)
Most consecutive games with a hit (7)
Most career doubles (7)
Off the field
Branch Rickey Award (1992)
Roberto Clemente Man of the Year (1994)
The Dave Winfield Library
Detente? Winfield gives thanks to the Boss | Jayson Stark, ESPN.com (Aug. 5. 2001)
Winfield puts bad Yankee memories behind him | Bob Klapisch, ESPN.com (Aug. 3, 2001)
I Feel a Whole Lot Better Now | Rick Reilly, Sports Illustrated (June 29, 1992)
Nobody knows the doubles Ive creamed | Melissa Ludtke, Sports Illustrated (July 11, 1977)
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