Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy Dave Winfield Day

Happy 60th birthday to one of the three people ever drafted by Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Football League (NFL). Growing up in Minnesota, I would have thought he would have also played hockey?

In total, Dave Winfield was selected by five teams in three different professional sports. The Baltimore Orioles drafted him out of high school, but did not sign him because he went to the University of Minnesota. After college, the San Diego Padres selected him as a pitcher in the first round (4th overall pick) in the 1973 MLB draft. The NBA's Atlanta Hawks selected him in with the 74th pick in the 1973 NBA draft. The ABA's Utah Stars also drafted him that year. And even though he never played college football, the Minnesota Vikings selected Winfield in the 17th round of the 1973 NFL draft.


Johngy said...

Do you know who the other 2 are?

Dick Allen Hall of Fame said...

Based on the articles I read, the other two are Charlie Ward (from Florida State) and Dave Logan (from Colorado).

Tecnically, TCU great Mickey McCarty could be included but he was drafted by the AFL's KC Chiefs before the AFL/NFL merger.

There may be others, but I could not find them.

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