Fun Cards: “Baseball Immortals” Dave Winfield


Dave Winfield was perhaps one of the greatest athletes in baseball history. In addition to being the Padres’ first-round pick in the 1973 draft, he was also drafted by the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA and the Utah Stars of the ABA. But wait…there’s more! Despite never playing football in college, the Minnesota Vikings were so impressed by Winfield’s athleticism, they made him their seventeenth-round selection in the NFL draft. Winfield decided to pursue his professional career on the diamond, and never played a day in the minor leagues. He was an All-Star every year from 1977 through 1988, winning seven Gold Gloves and six Silver Sluggers in his 22 seasons.

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