TEANECK, N.J. -- Happy Birthday to Teaneck’s Dave Winfield!
Winfield, who lives in Teaneck, turns 64 Saturday.
Winfield, a Hall of Fame baseball player from St. Paul, Minn., was born Oct. 3, 1951.
A multi-sport athlete, Winfield chose baseball over football and basketball (he was drafted by professional teams in all three sports) and went on to have a Hall-of-Fame career with the San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians.
He is a 12-time all-star and seven-time winner of the league’s Gold Glove Award.
Winfield retired with a .283 batting average to go along with 3,110 hits and 465 home runs.
He won a World Series in 1992 with the Blue Jays.
The former outfielder is known for his philanthropic side, including work with his David M. Winfield Foundation, which gives to local communities.
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