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1993 HEADLINE: Dave Winfield Joins The 3,000 Hits Club

1993 HEADLINE: Dave Winfield Joins The 3,000 Hits Club

On this day in 1993, Dave Winfield joined the ‘3,000 Hits Club’.

Playing for the Twins and at home, Winfield entered this game with 2,999 hits on his resume.  With just 3 weeks left in the season, this was a match-up of a 6th and 7th place team so it was a relatively small crowd of just over 14,000.  But for those that showed up, they got to witness baseball history!!  Winfield collected 2 hits in the contest, both singles, in this 13-inning marathon.  Hit #3,000 came off of fellow Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley in the 9th inning.

Baseball History – Winfield finished his career with 3,110 hits.  He presently ranks in 19th place on the all-time list.

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1992 HEADLINE: Dave Winfield Becomes Oldest MLB Player To Drive In 100 Runs

1992 HEADLINE: Dave Winfield Becomes Oldest MLB Player To Drive In 100 Runs

On this day in 1992, Dave Winfield became the oldest player in major league history to collect 100 RBI in a single season.

At the age of 40, and playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, Winfield tallied 108 RBI by the end of the 1990 baseball season.

His efforts were rewarded very kindly – a World Series championship.  Winfield collected three more RBI in the Fall Classic as well.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Winfield!!!

Dave Winfield 2001 Topps Archives

Dave Winfield 2001 Topps Archives

It’s never a bad day when you add a Dave Winfield rookie card into your baseball card collection.

And while this card is not an original from 1974, it is the next best thing – a reprint.

I have a pretty decent sized stack of cards that feature this card as the focus.  Many are reprints, but I also have the Original too – YES!!!!

1993 HEADLINE: Dave Winfield Joins The 3,000 Hits Club

1993 HEADLINE: Dave Winfield Joins The 3,000 Hits Club

On this day in 1993, Dave Winfield joined the ‘3,000 Hits Club’.

Playing for the Twins and at home, Winfield entered this game with 2,999 hits on his resume.  With just 3 weeks left in the season, this was a match-up of a 6th and 7th place team so it was a relatively small crowd of just over 14,000.  But for those that showed up, they got to witness baseball history!!  Winfield collected 2 hits in the contest, both singles, in this 13-inning marathon.  Hit #3,000 came off of fellow Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley in the 9th inning.

Baseball History – Winfield finished his career with 3,110 hits.  He presently ranks in 19th place on the all-time list.

Did You Know…

Dave Winfield was the first player since Willie Mays to collect 100 or more RBI in five consecutive seasons when he accomplished the feat from 1982-1986.

Dave Winfield 2004 Upper Deck Legends ‘Timeless Teams’

Dave Winfield 2004 Upper Deck Legends ‘Timeless Teams’

When I think of Dave Winfield, I think Yankees and Padres.  And I don’t believe that I am alone with that thought process.

But, when it comes to championships, it was the Toronto Blue Jays with which Winfield tasted his lone success.

And this card celebrates that.  The headline reads, ‘Key Double Gives Blue Jays First Title’.  Winfield’s hit in the 11th inning of Game 6 is the one that clinched the championship for the Jays.  And to this day, I remember being so happy watching him celebrate – I am certain that he played that exact moment out on his head thousands of times as a kid!!

2008 Upper Deck Heroes – Charcoal – Starring Don Mattingly, Dave Winfield, And Reggie Jackson

2008 Upper Deck Heroes – Charcoal – Starring Don Mattingly, Dave Winfield, And Reggie Jackson

I had this card as a ‘roll over’ from when I was posting a Reggie Jackson card a day throughout the whole month of October.

It’s a nice card, and features three Yankees greats.

What I find interesting about these three players is that they were never teammates at the same time.  And for clarification, I mean all three of them.  Reggie was teammates with Winfield and Winfield was teammates with Mattingly – but never Reggie and Mattingly together….

Have a peek:

Two of my favorites – and one that is very close to making that list as well.