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Born: October 03, 1951 in St. Paul, Minnesota
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Full name David Mark Winfield
Born October 3, 1951, St. Paul, Minnesota
First Game: June 19, 1973; Final Game: October 1, 1995
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 6' 6" Weight: 220

Selected to the Hall of Fame in 2001
Named AL Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News (1990)
Named outfielder on The Sporting News NL All-Star Team (1979)
Named outfielder on The Sporting News AL All-Star Team (1982 to 1984)
Won NL Gold Glove as outfielder (1979 to 1980)
Won AL Gold Glove as outfielder (1982 to 1985 and 1987)
Named outfielder on The Sporting News AL Silver Slugger Team (1981 to 1985)
Named designated hitter on The Sporting News AL Silver Slugger Team (1992)

This article was written by Doug Skipper and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research

Imposing, confident, complex, charismatic, and controversial, Dave Winfield ranks as one of the greatest multi-sport athletes to emerge from the state of Minnesota. Drafted by major-league teams in three different sports, Winfield chose baseball and compiled a first-ballot Hall of Fame career.

At 6 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds, the powerfully built right-hander wielded a menacing black bat. His long, sweeping swing started with a distinctive hitch. Then, with sudden ferocity, he uncoiled and laced line drives to all parts of the park, sometimes clearing fences and walls, more often slamming into them. He ran the bases aggressively and with purpose. He was a good basestealer and a great baserunner. He played defense with equal enthusiasm. Athletic and graceful, he gobbled up ground with long strides, sported a steady glove, and boasted one of the most lethal throwing arms in the history of the game. And though he was blessed with tremendous physical ability, it was Winfield’s preparation and determination, along with his ability to make adjustments at the plate and in the field, that made him a player greater than his tremendous physical talent.

Winfield grew up in St. Paul and excelled in baseball and basketball at Central High School and then at the University of Minnesota. “Winnie” averaged 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in 40 Minnesota Gophers basketball games and posted a 19-4 pitching record for the baseball squad. He jumped straight from college to the major leagues and compiled 3,110 hits, 465 home runs, and a .283 batting average in 22 seasons with the San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, and Cleveland Indians. He played in 2,973 games, had 11,003 official at-bats, collected 1,093 extra-base hits, stole 223 bases, made 5,012 putouts, had 168 assists, and appeared in 12 All-Star Games and two World Series. He was just the fifth player in the history of baseball to compile 3,000 hits and 450 home runs.

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