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Dave Winfield Biography

Close Family, Blossoming Sports Career, Winfield Foundation, Difficult Decade With The Yankees, ChronologyCONTACT INFORMATION

1951-

American baseball player

Baseball player Dave Winfield is one of only a handful of players to achieve 3,000 hits and 400 home runs in his career, joining other Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Mel Ott, Frank Robinson, and Carl Yaztrzemski. Winfield also won seven Gold Glove awards for his outfield skills during his twenty-two-season career. A 6'6", 220 lb. giant at the plate, he ranks among the top twenty all-time leaders in home runs, extra bases, and runs batted in. He remains the only athlete to be drafted in college by pro baseball, basketball, and football clubs. He became the first professional athlete to form a charitable organization when he founded the David M. Winfield Foundation in 1977 to help inner-city children.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: Dave Winfield, c/o San Diego Padres, P.O. Box 122000, San Diego, CA 92112-2000. Phone: 619-881-6500 or 888-MY PADRES. Email: fanfeedback@padres.mlb.com. Online: http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com.

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