All-Time Ultimate Athletes: Dave Winfield

All-Time Ultimate Athletes: Dave Winfield

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All-Time Ultimate Athletes: Dave Winfield


We're counting down the Top 10 male and female all-time Ultimate Athletes. Previously: Lolo Jones, LeBron James, Mary Lou Retton, Michael Jordan, Cheryl Miller, Ray Lewis, Kelly Amonte-Hiller, Allen Iverson and Bonnie Blair.

6. Dave Winfield

Winfield never spent a day in the minor leagues and played 22 seasons with 12 All-Star Game appearances, but baseball may not have even been his best sport.

Why Him: Winfield played at a high level in two sports. He led Minnesota to the 1972 Big Ten title in basketball and in baseball and was the MVP of the 1973 College World Series because of his pitching. Winfield was drafted by four teams in three (baseball, basketball and football) different sports. He settled on baseball and with six Major League teams batted .283, hit 465 homeruns and racked up 3,110 hits for his career. In 1992, Winfield, a seven-time Gold Glove winner, helped the Blue Jays win their first World Championship.

Ultimate Moment: October 24, 1992. Winfield hit a two-run double in the 11th inning that won the World Series.

Funky Fact: Winfield accidentally killed a seagull with a warmup toss before the fifth inning of a game in 1983.


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