DAVE WINFIELDGame 444 | June 29, 1993 | Tom Kelly, Jerry Bell, Andy MacPhail, Dave Winfield
One of the great athletes in the history of the University of Minnesota, St. Paul-native Winfield came home to play for the Twins in 1993-'94. On Sept. 16, 1993, at age 41, he collected his 3,000th major league hit off Oakland reliever Dennis Eckersley. Winfield starred in both baseball and basketball for the Gophers and was drafted by Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the American Basketball Association and the National Football League (Vikings), despite the fact he had never played organized football.
Game 584 | June 8, 2001 | Dave Winfield
A native of St. Paul, Dave Winfield was born on the same day in October 1951 that Bobby Thomson hit his pennant-winning home run to lead the New York Giants to victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Winfield went directly from the University of Minnesota to the San Diego Padres outfield. He returned home to the Minnesota Twins where he collected his 3,000th major league hit. His Dunkers appearance coincided with his entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York, where he chose to be enshrined as a Padre, despite spending 10 productive years as a New York Yankee.
Game 783 | December 2, 2011 | Big Ten Basketball Champions: Clyde Turner, Ron Behagen, Jim Brewer, Corky Taylor, Dave Winfield
Under first-year coach Bill Musselman Gopher basketball took on a new look in 1971. The team's exciting pre-game show filled Williams Arena 30 minutes before each game, and Musselman brought in high-profile recruits such as Clyde Turner and Ron Behagen to mix with returnees Jim Brewer and Corky Taylor. Needing one more player, the team turned to the intramural ranks to find Dave Winfield, and the Gophers went on to win the Big Ten championship. The players were at Dunkers as part of a 40-year reunion.
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