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On this date in Yankees history: Dave Winfield elected to the Hall

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BRONX, N.Y. — On this date in New York Yankees history, Dave Winfield was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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The BBWAA voted in Winfield on Jan. 16, 2001. It was Winfield’s first time on the ballot.

Before there was Aaron Judge, the 6’6″ Winfield loomed large at the plate and roaming around the Bronx outfield grass.

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Winfield played nine of his 22-seasons in pinstripes, from 1981 to 1990.

During his tenure in New York, Winfield belted 205 home runs and was an eight-time All-Star. Plus, Winfield earned the silver slugger and gold glove five-times apiece.

Winfield, who never played a day in the minors, collected 1,300 hits in the Bronx, on his way to 3,110 in his career. Although he came up short in 1981, Winfield helped the Toronto Blue Jays win their first World Series in 1992.