Dave Winfield facts for kids
Winfield at his Hall of Fame induction in 2001
|Born: October 3, 1951
Saint Paul, Minnesota
|June 19, 1973, for the San Diego Padres|
|October 1, 1995, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Runs batted in||1,833|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Member of the National|
|Baseball Hall of Fame|
|Vote||84.5% (first ballot)|
David Mark Winfield (born October 3, 1951) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder. He is the special assistant to the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association. Over his 22-year career, he played for six teams: the San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, and Cleveland Indians. He had the winning hit in the 1992 World Series with the Blue Jays over the Atlanta Braves.
Winfield is a 12-time MLB All-Star, a seven-time Gold Glove Award winner, and a six-time Silver Slugger Award winner. The Padres retired No. 31, Winfield's uniform number, in his honor. He also wore No. 31 while playing for the Yankees and Indians and wore No. 32 with the Angels, Blue Jays and Twins. In 2004, ESPN named him the third-best all-around athlete of all time in any sport. He is a member of both the Baseball Hall of Fame and College Baseball Hall of Fame
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