As Black History Month winds down, MLB has continued its recent trend of honoring some of the greatest African-American players that have ever graced the great game of baseball.
One of those players is former slugger and outfielder Dave Winfield.
Winfield certainly had a career worth remembering.
He won a World Series ring in 1992 and earned seven Gold Gloves, six Silver Slugger Awards, and 12 All-Star nods during his 22-year career.
All of that was enough to earn him a spot in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
On Twitter, MLB posted a tribute video for Winfield, honoring his 22 fantastic seasons for February 22.
“22 years, that’s incredible.”
Today, we look back at the fantastic career of Dave Winfield. #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/wEvL3HrEAt
— MLB (@MLB) February 22, 2023
For his career, the 71-year-old Winfield posted a 64.2 WAR, picked up a total of 3,110 hits, hit 465 home runs, had a career batting average of .283, and posted an OPS of .827.
He played most of his career with the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres.
He spent nine seasons in New York and eight in San Diego.
Winfield also made brief stops with the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, California Angels, and Toronto Blue Jays.
His best season came in 1979 with the Padres.
That year, Winfield hit for a .308 average and crushed 34 home runs while also driving in 118 runs, scoring 97 runs, and posting a career-high .953 OPS.
The video included snippets of interviews with Winfield where he discussed what it meant to him to be a superstar in baseball and to be recognized by fans, becoming the ballplayer that he envisioned himself becoming.
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