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Dave Winfield is a professional baseball player who has played on the Padres, the Yankees, the Blue Jays, the Angels and the Indians. He had 3,110 hits and 465 home runs in his 22-year career. He has been an All-Star 12 times and a Gold Glove winner 5 times.

Winfield was drafted by the Padres, the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL, the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA and the Utah Stars of the ABA. Fortunately for the sport of baseball he chose the Padres.

Winfield was elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY in 2001.

Winfield's also famous for the "sea gull incident".

On August 4, 1983, while playing a road game for the New York Yankees against the Toronto Blue Jays (back when the Jays played in Exhibition Stadium), Winfield hit a sea gull with a baseball while warming up in the outfield between innings, killing it.

After the game, a shocked Winfield was arrested by Canadian authorities and charged with cruelty to animals.

Yankees manager Billy Martin said of the incident "Maybe when the Blue Jays come to New York next week, we should hold a memorial service for the bird. We can bury it back there by the monuments with the Babe".

The charges were dropped the next day.

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