June 5, 1973

Dave Winfield



Players most similar to | Gary Sheffield, Carl Yastrzemski
Career statistics | .283/.353/.475, 465 HRs, 3,110 hits
Career year (1979) .308/.395/.558, 34 HRs, 118 RBIs, 10 triples

Teams | Padres (1973-80), Yankees (81-88, 90), Angels (90-91), Blue Jays (92), Twins (93-94), Cleveland (95)

Acquired | Drafted by the Padres in the first round (fourth pick) of the 1973 amateur draft. He was drafted in three sports.

Gone | Signed a 10-year, $23 million contract with the Yankees on Dec. 15, 1980, making him the game’s highest-paid player.

Resume
• Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame (2001)
• 12-time All-Star (1977–88)
• Seven Gold Glove awards (1979–80, 82-85, 87)
• Top 10 in MVP voting (1978-79, 81, 83-84, 88, 92)

League leader
• RBIs (1979)
• Intentional walks (1979)



The Dave Winfield Library
And May The Best Man Win | Steve Wulf, Sports Illustrated (Sept. 10, 1984)
This Old Man, He Plays Well | Tim Kurkjian, Sports Illustrated (Nov. 2, 1992)
Mr. Longevity | Tim Kurkjian, Sports Illustrated (Sept. 27, 1993)

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