An icon of sporting excellence, David Justice was born April 14, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The two-time World Series Champion is a former right fielder who played for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, and Oakland Athletics.
Justice was drafted in 1985 by the Atlanta Braves. In his first full year in the major leagues, The young right fielder led all Rookies in HR's(28) and RBI's(78),which earned him the 1990 National League's Rookie of the Year Award. While with the Braves, Justice was a 2X-AllStar and will always be remembered for hitting the homerun in game 6 of the 1995 World Series, which accounted for the only run of the game as the Braves went on to win the World Series that evening, 1-0 against the Cleveland Indians.
After missing most of 1996 with a shoulder injury, Justice was traded to the Cleveland Indians along with Marquis Grissom in a blockbuster deal involving Kenny Lofton and Alan Embree just days before the start of the 1997. In his first campaign in the American League, David rebounded with one of his best years, knocking 33 home runs with 101 RBI's, earning the 1997 AL Comeback Player Of The Year Award and was voted into the 1997 Allstar Game as a starter, but couldn’t play, due to injury. Midway through
the 2000 season, the Yankees acquired Justice where he was arguably the team's MVP (2000 ALCS MVP) as he finished with 41 home runs and 118 RBI's helping the Yanks win the World Series. In 2002, the Yankees traded him to the Oakland A's where he finished out his final season in the majors. His Oakland A's 2000 Team set a record, winning 20 consecutive games, which still stands.
David retired after the 2002 season, having played on 7 World Series Teams, and transitioned into becoming a color commentator and in-studio analyst for multiple networks, including ESPN and The Yes Network. In 2007, David was inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame.
David and his wife, Rebecca, support many charities around the country and are deeply committed to supporting JDRF in their efforts to cure Type 1 Diabetes. They have 3 children JR, DJ and Raquel.