4. Dave Winfield
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 3, 1951 in St. Paul, MN USA
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Height: 6'6"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 19, 1973
  • Final Game: October 01, 1995
  • Gold Glove - 1979
  • TSN All-Star - 1979
  • Gold Glove - 1980
  • Silver Slugger - 1981
  • Gold Glove - 1982
  • Silver Slugger - 1982
  • TSN All-Star - 1982
  • Gold Glove - 1983
  • Silver Slugger - 1983
  • TSN All-Star - 1983
  • Gold Glove - 1984
  • Silver Slugger - 1984
  • TSN All-Star - 1984
  • Gold Glove - 1985
  • Silver Slugger - 1985
  • Gold Glove - 1987
  • Babe Ruth Award - 1992
  • Branch Rickey Award - 1992
  • Silver Slugger - 1992
  • Roberto Clemente Award - 1994
  • MVP - 1978
  • MVP - 1979
  • MVP - 1981
  • MVP - 1982
  • MVP - 1983
  • MVP - 1984
  • MVP - 1985
  • MVP - 1988
  • MVP - 1992
 
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22006333862209303666446 0.283
 

A two-sport star in Minnesota, Dave Winfield easily could have had a career in professional basketball.  Instead, he opted for the diamond, and the Padres used their Fourth Overall Pick to take the prodigy.

Winfield started immediately for the Padres, bypassing the minors.  While he was a good Pitcher, San Diego wanted his bat, and he was used in Rightfield, a position he took too quickly.  Winfield hit 20 Home Runs in 1974 and was gradually improving and made his first All-Star Game in 1977, the first of what would be 12 straight.  He belted 25 Home Runs that year, 24 the next, and in 1979, he had his best year in a Padres uniform with 34 Home Runs, a league-leading 118 RBIs, and a .308 Batting Average.  Winfield led the NL in bWAR for Position Players and was third for the MVP.  He played one more season for San Diego before he signed with the New York Yankees as a Free Agent.

With the Padres, Winfield amassed 1,134 Hits, 154 Home Runs with a Batting Average of .284.  The Baseball Hall of Fame inducted Winfield into their Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, and the Padres retired his number 31 the same year.  San Diego also inducted Winfield into their Hall the year before. 

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 4th Overall in the Amateur Draft 6/5/73.
  • Departed:

    Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees 12/15/80.

  • Games Played: 1,117
  • Notable Statistics:

    599 Runs Scored
    1,134 Hits
    179 Doubles
    39 Triples                       
    154 Home Runs
    626 RBI
    133 Stolen Bases
    .284/.357/.464 Slash Line
    32.0 bWAR                     

    No Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1977, 1978, 1979 & 1980)
    Gold Glove (1979 & 1980)
    Highest bWAR for Position Players (1979)
    Most Total Bases (1979)
    Most Runs Batted In (1979)
    Highest OPS+ (1979)
    Most Intentional Walks (1979)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1979)
    Most Putouts by a Rightfielder (1979)
    Most Assists by a Rightfielder (1976 & 1980)

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