Dave Winfield

David Mark "Dave" Winfield ( born October 3, 1951 in St. Paul, Minnesota ) is a former American professional baseball player in Major League Baseball.


Dave Winfield was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he spent his youth. At the University of Minnesota, he received a scholarship. Here he convinced both in baseball and basketball. In 1973, he led the Minnesota Golden Gophers for winning the College World Series in baseball. He was equal gedrafted of four teams for three different sports. In basketball, these were the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association and the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association, the Minnesota Vikings in football, although he had never played college football and baseball, the San Diego Padres. His promise he gave the Padres in their Major League team appointed him in the same year without Winfield had to play in the Minor Leagues.

As an outfielder Winfield impressed with the Padres with a strong right arm, especially in the defensive play. His rise to the acclaimed Star in 1979 when he reached 34 home runs, 118 RBIs with a batting average of 30.8 percent. After the 1980 season he moved to the New York Yankees, where he received a 10 -year contract with a content volume of 23 million U.S. dollars.

In his first year with the Yankees, he reached the same World Series. In the play-offs against Oakland and Milwaukee, he showed outstanding performance, but in the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he started with 0 hits in his first 15 appearances blow. The Yankees were subject in six games, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner missed Winfield then the name as Mr May in memory of Reggie Jackson, Mr. October the baseball, could always shine in the play-offs. Between 1982 and 1988 Winfield scored 744 runs, won five Gold Glove Award and the was appointed to the All- Star team every year. But in New York, he has been repeatedly criticized for having the team could not like the heroes of former days ( Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris ) lead to titles.

In 1989, he had a season due to a back surgery suspend the 1990 season, he still began with the Yankees, but left this during the season to the California Angels.

1990 Winfield was elected to the MLB Comeback Player of the Year.

In 1992 he moved to the Toronto Blue Jays, for which he was used mostly as a designated hitter. With them, he reached for the second time in his career, the World Series. In the 6th game him a double for two points, which the Blue Jays secured the win against the Atlanta Braves in the 11th inning succeeded. In 1993 and 1994 he played in his hometown at the Minnesota Twins, his last station in 1995 the Cleveland Indians. In the first year (2001) his eligibility Winfield was a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In 1994 he had with other baseball players like Joe Morgan and Mike Piazza made ​​a guest appearance on the sitcom Married with Children, where he played himself.

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