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Dave Winfield
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Winfield at his Hall of Fame induction in 2001
Right fielder
Born: October 3, 1951 (1951-10-03) (age 69)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Batted: Right Threw: Right
debut
June 19, 1973, for the San Diego Padres
Last appearance
October 1, 1995, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Batting average .283
Hits 3,110
Home runs 465
Runs batted in 1,833
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 12× All-Star (1977–1988)
  • World Series champion (1992)
  • 7× Gold Glove Award (1979, 1980, 1982–1985, 1987)
  • 6× Silver Slugger Award (1981–1985, 1992)
  • Roberto Clemente Award (1994)
  • NL RBI leader (1979)
  • San Diego Padres No. 31 retired
  • San Diego Padres Hall of Fame
Member of the National
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Induction 2001
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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