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Dave Winfield Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
David Mark Winfield
Place Of Birth
Saint Paul, USA
72 years old
Birth Date
October 2 1951

Dave Winfield Facts

Child Star?
Baseball Player
Education & Qualifications
University of Minnesota
Net Worth
Current Partner
Tonya Turner
Shanel Winfield, David Winfield, Arielle Winfield
Frank Charles Winfield, Arline Vivian Winfield
Stephen Winfield

About Dave Winfield 

David Mark Winfield is a former Major League Baseball player right-back from the United States.
He is the CEO of the Major League Baseball Players Association's special assistant. He played for six teams, the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, California Angels, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, and Cleveland Indians, throughout his 22-year career.
With the Blue Jays, he won the 1992 World Series against the Atlanta Braves. Winfield is a 12-time MLB All-Star, seven-time Golden Glove winner, and six-time Silver Slugger winner. In his honor, the Padres retired number 31, Winfield's uniform number. When he was with the Yankees and Indians, he wore the number 31 shirt, and when he was with the Angels, Blue Jays, and Twins, he wore the number 32 shirt. He was voted the third-best athlete of all time in any sport by ESPN in 2004. He has been inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame and the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Dave Winfield's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Dave Winfield’s net worth?

Dave Winfield estimated net worth is $12 million.

How much does Dave Winfield earn per year?

Dave Winfield's annual income is unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Dave Winfield?

Dave Winfield's height is 6 ft 4 in (198 cm).

How old is Dave Winfield?

Dave is 70-years-old as of April 2022.

Childhood And Education

David's youth was difficult because his parents split when he was three, and he was raised by his mother and nursed by his uncles and grandparents together with his brother. Dave went on to the University of Minnesota after matriculating, where he excelled in baseball and basketball. Coach Bill Petersen was one of the first to take the young Winfield under his wing at St. Paul's Oxford playground, where the Winfield brothers refined their athletic skills. Winfield would not mature into the imposing 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) tower of power he would become until his final year of high school. In 1971 and 1972, he also played summer league for the Alaska Goldpanners, where he was awarded MVP in the latter year. Dave was drafted by four teams in three sports when his college days ended. He was chosen by the MLB draft San Diego Padres, the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, the ABA's Utah Stars, and the NFL's Minnesota Vikings making him one of the six athletes to do so (others include Noel Jenke, Mickey McCarty, and Dave Logan)

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Dave Winfield’s partner?

Dave Winfield is married to Tonya Turner. With his wife Tonya Turner, he has two children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

David Mark Winfield, a former Major League Baseball player (MLB) right fielder, was born on October 3, 1951, in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He played for six teams the California Angels, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, and Minnesota Twins. Dave began his career in the early ’70s, and after retiring in the mid-'90s, he began working as a commentator for ESPN. He also works as a special assistant to the MLB Players Association's executive director
Dave decided to pursue baseball professionally and obtained a deal with the San Diego Padres. Dave made his major league debut in his first season, not just as a batter but also as a right fielder. Since he batted, his statistics were excellent. In 56 games, he scored 277 points. He proceeded to dazzle his teammates, coaches, and the media, eventually attaining to national prominence in 1977 when he appeared in his first All-Star game. He went on to make 11 more All-Star appearances in his career, which he did in a row until 1988. He was a member of the Padres until 1980 when he became a free agent after winning his first Gold Glove Award, which he would go on to win six more times. Following his time with the Padres, Dave signed a 10-year contract with the New York Yankees worth $23 million, making him the league's highest-paid baseball player. He continued to play well for the Yankees, leading them to the postseason season after season, but the last step was never taken. He departed the Yankees without a World Series championship. He did, however, acquire a number of additional honors.
Following the Yankees, Dave went to the California Angels for a season before joining the Toronto Blue Jays, where he won his sole World Series Championship that year, making the Blue Jays the only club from outside the U.S. to win the (so-called) World Series. Although official documentation shows that Dave was sold to the Indians, Dave is the only player in the history of the game to be traded for a dinner. Dave had a.191 batting average in his last MLB season, appearing in 46 games.
He had a .283 batting average, 3,110 hits, 465 home runs, and 1,833 runs batted in during his career. After being inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions in 1998, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.

What awards has Dave Winfield won?

Winfield's 1972 Minnesota basketball team won the Big Ten Conference title, the school's first outright title in 53 years. During the 1972 season, when Minnesota played Ohio State, he was also involved in a brawl. Winfield was nominated to the Major Leagues Baseball All-Century Team in 1999 and was ranked 94th on The Sporting News' list of Baseball's Greatest Players. 

Other Interesting Dave Winfield Facts And Trivia

  • David Mark Winfield (October 3, 1951) is a former Major League Baseball player (MLB) right fielder from the United States. He works as a special assistant to the Major League Baseball Players Association's executive director.
  • He played for the San Diego Padres, Minnesota Twins, California Angels, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, and Cleveland Indians throughout his 22-year career.
  • He hit the game-winning hit a home run in the Blue Jays' World Series victory over the Atlanta Braves in 1992. Winfield has been a 12-time All-Star, seven-time Gold Glove Award winner, and six-time Silver Slugger Award winner in the Major League Baseball.
  • Winfield's No. 31 was retired by the Padres in his honor.
  • With the Yankees and Indians, he wore No. 31, and with the Angels, Blue Jays, and Twins, he wore No. 32.
  • He was ranked the third-best all-around athlete of all time in any sport by ESPN in 2004. He has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as well as the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • At the University of Minnesota, he was a basketball and baseball player.
  • He has shared the stage with Reggie Jackson, a New York Yankee great.
  • Dave Winfield is the MLB Hall of Fame outfielder and 12-time All-Star who blasted 3,110 home runs over the course of his 22-year MLB career.
  • The average selling price for a Baseball Card of Dave Winfield is $16.49.
  • Antoine Winfield Jr. is not related to Dave Winfield.
  • Dave Winfield swung a Louisville Slugger W273 model bat that was 35 in (89 cm) and weighed 35 oz (0.99 kg) towards the tail end of his nine years with the New York Yankees.
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