Dave Winfield Stats

Dave Winfield was born on Wednesday, October 3, 1951, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Winfield was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 19, 1973, with the San Diego Padres. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Dave Winfield baseball stats page.

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"Last year (1978) I became a lot more patient. I learned the strike zone a lot better and I realized that sometimes it's better to take a walk than make an out on a bad pitch." - Dave Winfield in The Sporting News (Volume 187, Phil Collier, "Hot-Hitting Winfield Shuns HR Swing", Page 27) [ Dave Winfield Quotes ]

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Dave Winfield Autograph on a 1983 Topps Baseball Card (#770 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1983top03' title='1983 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Dave Winfield Autograph on a 1983 Topps Baseball Card (#770 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
David Mark Winfield ( Twitter : @DaveWinfieldHOF )
Nickname:
Dave or The Wave or Winny
Born On:
10-03-1951  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Central High School (St. Paul, MN)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-06
Player Weight Chart Weight:
220
First Game:
06-19-1973 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-01-1995
Draft:
1973 : 1st Round (4th)

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Dave Winfield Pitching Stats

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Dave Winfield Hitting Stats

1973 22 Padres 56 141 9 39 4 1 3 0 12 12 1 19 0 1 0 5 .277 .331 .383
1974 23 Padres 145 498 57 132 18 4 20 0 75 40 2 96 0 5 1 14 .265 .318 .438
1975 24 Padres 143 509 74 136 20 2 15 0 76 69 14 82 3 7 3 11 .267 .354 .403
1976 25 Padres 137 492 81 139 26 4 13 2 69 65 8 78 2 5 3 14 .283 .366 .431
1977 26 Padres 157 615 104 169 29 7 25 0 92 58 10 75 0 5 0 12 .275 .335 .467
1978 27 Padres 158 587 88 181 30 5 24 1 97 55 20 81 0 5 2 13 .308 .367 .499
1979 28 Padres 159 597 97 184 27 10 34 0 118 85 24 71 0 2 2 9 .308 .395 .558
1980 29 Padres 162 558 89 154 25 6 20 0 87 79 14 83 0 4 2 13 .276 .365 .450
1981 30 Yankees 105 388 52 114 25 1 13 0 68 43 3 41 1 7 1 13 .294 .360 .464
1982 31 Yankees 140 539 84 151 24 8 37 1 106 45 7 64 5 8 0 20 .280 .331 .560
1983 32 Yankees 152 598 99 169 26 8 32 0 116 58 2 77 0 6 2 30 .283 .345 .513
1984 33 Yankees 141 567 106 193 34 4 19 1 100 53 9 71 0 6 0 14 .340 .393 .515
1985 34 Yankees 155 633 105 174 34 6 26 0 114 52 8 96 0 4 0 17 .275 .328 .471
1986 35 Yankees 154 565 90 148 31 5 24 1 104 77 9 106 2 6 2 20 .262 .349 .462
1987 36 Yankees 156 575 83 158 22 1 27 1 97 76 5 96 1 3 0 20 .275 .358 .457
1988 37 Yankees 149 559 96 180 37 2 25 1 107 69 10 88 0 1 2 19 .322 .398 .530
1990 39 Yankees 20 61 7 13 3 0 2 0 6 4 0 13 0 1 1 2 .213 .269 .361
1990 39 Angels 112 414 63 114 18 2 19 0 72 48 3 68 1 6 1 15 .275 .348 .466
1991 40 Angels 150 568 75 149 27 4 28 1 86 56 4 109 2 6 1 21 .262 .326 .472
1992 41 Blue Jays 156 583 92 169 33 3 26 1 108 82 10 89 1 3 1 10 .290 .377 .491
1993 42 Twins 143 547 72 148 27 2 21 1 76 45 2 106 0 2 0 15 .271 .325 .442
1994 43 Twins 77 294 35 74 15 3 10 0 43 31 5 51 1 2 0 7 .252 .321 .425
1995 44 Indians 46 115 11 22 5 0 2 0 4 14 2 26 0 0 1 5 .191 .285 .287
22 Years 2,973 11,003 1,669 3,110 540 88 465 11 1,833 1,216 172 1,686 19 95 25 319 .283 .353 .475

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Dave Winfield Fielding Stats

1973 Padres 1B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1973 Padres CF 2 1 33 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.27
1973 Padres LF 35 35 879 63 1.8 60 58 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.84
1974 Padres CF 29 28 675 71 2.4 70 67 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.80
1974 Padres LF 78 59 1,722 156 2.0 151 145 6 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.37
1974 Padres RF 38 34 888 70 1.8 64 62 2 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .914 1.95
1975 Padres RF 138 137 3,711 318 2.3 309 300 9 9 1 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.25
1976 Padres CF 12 10 270 27 2.3 27 27 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1976 Padres RF 127 124 3,270 292 2.3 286 271 15 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.36
1977 Padres RF 156 154 411 393 2.5 382 366 16 11 3 n/a n/a n/a .972 25.09
1978 Padres 1B 2 1 30 8 4.0 8 7 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.20
1978 Padres CF 82 77 1,842 160 2.0 155 152 3 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.27
1978 Padres LF 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1978 Padres RF 113 74 2,139 179 1.6 177 173 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.23
1979 Padres LF 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1979 Padres RF 157 155 4,152 369 2.4 364 350 14 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.37
1980 Padres CF 20 14 351 33 1.7 33 31 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.54
1980 Padres RF 153 12 357 263 1.7 259 242 17 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .985 19.59
1981 Yankees CF 22 21 561 61 2.8 61 61 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.94
1981 Yankees LF 82 80 2,094 140 1.7 137 136 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 1.77
1982 Yankees LF 135 135 3,576 305 2.3 297 281 16 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.24
1983 Yankees CF 39 37 924 95 2.4 94 93 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.75
1983 Yankees LF 121 106 2,877 211 1.7 205 203 2 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.92
1983 Yankees RF 9 6 147 14 1.6 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1984 Yankees CF 16 13 414 50 3.1 49 49 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 3.20
1984 Yankees LF 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1984 Yankees RF 127 125 3,261 261 2.1 260 258 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .996 2.15
1985 Yankees RF 152 152 405 331 2.2 328 315 13 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .991 21.87
1986 Yankees 3B 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1986 Yankees RF 145 142 3,798 307 2.1 302 293 9 5 5 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.15
1987 Yankees RF 145 142 3,789 262 1.8 259 253 6 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 1.85
1988 Yankees RF 141 141 3,783 283 2.0 280 277 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.00
1990 Yankees LF 12 9 246 13 1.1 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.43
1990 Angels RF 108 105 2,757 176 1.6 174 167 7 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 1.70
1991 Angels RF 115 115 2,952 207 1.8 205 198 7 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .990 1.88
1992 Blue Jays RF 26 26 651 53 2.0 53 52 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.20
1993 Twins 1B 5 4 96 30 6.0 30 29 1 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.44
1993 Twins RF 31 29 759 65 2.1 65 62 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.31
1994 Twins RF 1 1 27 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
RF Totals 1,882 1,674 37,257 3,846 2.0 3,784 3,656 128 62 27 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.74
LF Totals 466 425 11,421 890 1.9 865 838 27 25 4 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.04
CF Totals 222 201 5,070 501 2.3 493 484 9 8 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.63
1B Totals 8 5 129 39 4.9 39 37 2 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.16
3B Totals 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
21 Years 2,580 2,305 53,883 5,276 2.0 5,181 5,015 166 95 35 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.60

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Dave Winfield Miscellaneous Stats

1973 Padres 0 0 .000 19 0 n/a 47.0 7.4 11.8 - - -
1974 Padres 9 7 .563 16 4 n/a 24.9 5.2 6.6 - - -
1975 Padres 23 4 .852 2 4 n/a 33.9 6.2 6.7 - - -
1976 Padres 26 7 .788 3 0 n/a 37.8 6.3 7.1 - - -
1977 Padres 16 7 .696 2 1 n/a 24.6 8.2 6.7 - - -
1978 Padres 21 9 .700 5 1 n/a 24.5 7.2 6.1 - - -
1979 Padres 15 9 .625 3 0 n/a 17.6 8.4 5.1 - - -
1980 Padres 23 7 .767 10 0 n/a 27.9 6.7 6.4 - - -
1981 Yankees 11 1 .917 4 0 1 29.8 9.5 5.7 - - -
1982 Yankees 5 3 .625 1 0 4 14.6 8.4 5.1 - - -
1983 Yankees 15 6 .714 3 0 0 18.7 7.8 5.2 - - -
1984 Yankees 6 4 .600 0 1 0 29.8 8.0 5.7 - - -
1985 Yankees 19 7 .731 1 0 2 24.3 6.6 5.6 - - -
1986 Yankees 6 5 .545 8 0 6 23.5 5.3 5.4 - - -
1987 Yankees 5 6 .455 6 0 8 21.3 6.0 5.9 - - -
1988 Yankees 9 4 .692 4 0 4 22.4 6.4 5.2 - - -
1990 Yankees 0 0 .000 4 0 7 30.5 4.7 10.2 - - -
1990 Angels 0 1 .000 3 0 3 21.8 6.1 5.8 - - -
1991 Angels 7 2 .778 1 0 34 20.3 5.2 6.6 - - -
1992 Blue Jays 2 3 .400 0 0 130 22.4 6.6 5.4 - - -
1993 Twins 2 3 .400 5 0 105 26.0 5.2 7.2 - - -
1994 Twins 2 1 .667 0 0 76 29.4 5.8 6.8 - - -
1995 Indians 1 0 1.000 14 0 39 57.5 4.4 28.8 - - -
22 Years 223 96 .699 114 11 419 23.7 6.5 6.0 - - -

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Dave Winfield Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1973 San Diego Padres 31 $15,000.00 - -
1974 San Diego Padres 31 $15,000.00 - -
1975 San Diego Padres 31 $16,000.00 - -
1976 San Diego Padres 31 $57,000.00 - -
1977 San Diego Padres 31 $90,000.00 Stats -
1978 San Diego Padres 31 $350,000.00 Stats -
1979 San Diego Padres 31 $650,000.00 Stats -
1980 San Diego Padres 31 $850,000.00 Stats -
1981 New York Yankees 31 $1,300,000.00 Stats Stats
1982 New York Yankees 31 $1,503,000.00 Stats -
1983 New York Yankees 31 $1,661,040.00 Stats -
1984 New York Yankees 31 $1,820,704.00 Stats -
1985 New York Yankees 31 $1,795,704.00 Stats -
1986 New York Yankees 31 $1,886,714.00 Stats -
1987 New York Yankees 31 $1,911,714.00 Stats -
1988 New York Yankees 31 $1,958,652.00 Stats -
1990 New York Yankees 31 $1,958,652.00 - -
1990 California Angels 32 "     " - -
1991 California Angels 32 $3,300,000.00 - -
1992 Toronto Blue Jays 32 $2,300,000.00 - Stats
1993 Minnesota Twins 32 $2,700,000.00 - -
1994 Minnesota Twins 32 $2,725,000.00 - n/a
1995 Cleveland Indians 31 $600,000.00 - -
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The San Diego Padres Hall of Fame opened its doors in 1999, created that year to honor the club's 30th anniversary, and their inaugural class of inductees included two players, Nate Colbert and Randy Jones . The following year only one received the honor:

Dave Winfield

Dave Winfield jumped directly into the Padres lineup off the University of Minnesota campus in 1973. In eight Padres seasons, he was named to four N.L. All-Star teams (1977-80), led the club in home runs five times (1976-80) and paced the team in RBI six times (1974-75, 1977-80). The team MVP in 1978 and 1979, Winfield batted .284 with 154 homers, 626 RBI and 133 stolen bases for San Diego , the start of a 22-year major league career, which culminated in his election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January.

Source: San Diego Padres Hall of Fame. Dave Winfield. MLB.com. Link .

Did you know that when Dave Winfield was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on August 5, 2001, his first year of eligibility, he became the first player to ever enter the Cooperstown shrine as a San Diego Padre ? [Class of 2001: Bill Mazeroski , Kirby Puckett , Hilton Smith & Winfield.]

Did you know that ESPN Analyst Jeff Marron (Page 2, "The best all-around athletes", Link ) once rated the best athletes ever, of all time, regardless of what sport they chose to play, and Dave Winfield finished third, behind Jim Thorpe and Jim Brown? The write-up for Winfield read, "Winfield could do it all on the baseball field -- hit for power, run (three times he finished in the top eight in triples, and in four seasons he stole more than 20 bases), and field, winning the Gold Glove seven times. Winfield, who played for the University of Minnesota , was the Gophers' best hitter and pitcher, not a shabby achievement considering Minnesota made it to the semis of the 1973 College World Series. After 22 major-league seasons -- he never played in the minors -- Winfield was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2001, his first year of eligibility. But there's more. He was also good enough to play pro basketball, drafted by both the Atlanta Hawks and the Utah Stars after starring as a power forward on Minnesota's Big Ten championship team. And he was such a great athlete that even though he never played a single down in college, the Vikings selected him in the 1973 draft. No other athlete has ever been drafted in all three pro sports."

Did you know that when Dave Winfield went 5-5 on June 24, 1991 , he hit a single in the first and sixth innings, a double in the third,, a home run in the fifth, and a cycle -finishing triple in the eighth (off Bill Pecota , an infielder who was appearing on the mound for the first time)? Did you know that Winfield was about four months shy of his fortieth birthday, making him the oldest player at that time to complete a cycle ?

Dave Winfield Hall of Fame Plaque
Dave Winfield | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2001 ( HOF )

Dave Winfield never played in the minor leagues, going directly from the field at the University of Minnesota to San Diego Stadium (with the San Diego Padres ). Baseball Digest mentioned this in an article during the 1980s, along with a few others who had accomplished feat - inspiring Baseball Almanac to create one of our first pages (from 1999) ever, Straight to the Major Leagues .

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