June 29, 1989 |
A jury decided that outfielder Dave Winfield's live-in relationship with the mother of his 6-year-old daughter was a common-law marriage, opening the door to divorce and property proceedings. The verdict could force the New York Yankee slugger to pay the woman half his income of the last seven years. The jury Wednesday voted 10 to 2 in favor of Sandra Renfro, a 34-year-old Houston flight attendant who said she and Winfield lived as husband and wife from 1982 to 1985. Winfield married another woman in a formal ceremony in 1988.
January 17, 1990
A judge has fined New York Yankees outfielder Dave Winfield $10,000 for failing to disclose a California bank account during the pretrial phase of divorce proceedings from his common-law wife. A jury last summer found that Winfield had a common-law marriage to flight attendant Sandra Renfro from 1982 to 1985, and a judge ordered him to pay temporary alimony and child support for the couple's daughter.
March 22, 1990 |
A state district judge today awarded $1.6 million and a condo to the common-law wife of New York Yankees outfielder Dave Winfield, who also was ordered to pay $3,500 monthly for child support. State District Judge Allen J. Daggett ruled on the division of property between Winfield and flight attendant Sandra Renfro. A jury found in June that Winfield's relationship with Renfro from 1982 to 1985 constituted a common-law marriage.