Record Setters - Dave Winfield
On August 14, 1991, Dave Winfield, mired in a 1-for-27 slump, broke out in a road contest at Minnesota by sending a 1-2 offering from David West into the left field stands with one out in the fourth. It was his 22nd blast of the season. But more importantly, it was the 400th round-tripper of his career.
No. 400 came just nine days after Winfield, a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, belted No. 399 off of the Twins’ Kevin Tapani. The longball moved him into 23rd place on the all-time list, passing Al Kaline. The 6'6", 39-year-old slugger, and 1990 Comeback Player of the Year, hit 41 homers in his first 211 games with the Angels. The revitalized All-Star came to California on May 11, 1990, in a trade that sent pitcher Mike Witt to the New York Yankees.