Winfield, Dave

David Mark Winfield
Born: October 3, 1951, St. Paul, Minnesota
Bats: 
Right
Throws: 
Right
Played For: 
San Diego Padres (1973-1980), New York Yankees (1981-1988, 1990), California Angels (1990-1991), Toronto Blue Jays (1992), Minnesota Twins (1993-1994), Cleveland Indians (1995)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 2001
Biography: 

A true five-tool athlete who never spent a day in the Minor Leagues, Dave Winfield played 22 seasons, earning 12 All-Star Game selections. At 6-foot-6, he was an imposing figure and a durable strongman with the rare ability to combine power and consistency. In tours of duty with six Major League teams, Winfield batted .283, hit 465 home runs and amassed 3,110 hits. He was a seven-time Gold Glove winner and helped lead the Toronto Blue Jays to their first World Championship in 1992.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Dave Winfield was drafted out of college by four teams in three pro sports: the San Diego Padres (MLB), Atlanta Hawks (NBA), Utah Stars (ABA) and Minnesota Vikings (NFL)?
Baseball is simple and complex, but it's never easy. If you don't have your head on right, you're not going to succeed.