- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: 200lbs
- Date of birth: April 14, 1966
- Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH
- High School: Covington Latin School, Covington, KY
- College: Thomas More College
- MLB Debut: May 24, 1989
- Final Game: September 29, 2002
- Position: Outfield/Designated Hitter
- Bats: Left
- Throws: Left
David Justice was an underrated slugger who had an uncanny knack for boosting his clubs into the playoffs. In 14 seasons Justice reached the World Series six times (1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2001) and made the playoffs 10 times-with each of his four teams.
The Atlanta Braves selected Justice in the fourth round of the 1985 amateur draft. He made the big club in 1989, and in 1990 was named National League Rookie of the Year. While with the Braves, Justice played in two World Series, helping them win the title in 1995 against the Cleveland Indians with a crucial home run in the clinching 1-0 Game 6.
After missing most of 1996 with a shoulder injury, Justice was traded to the Cleveland Indians in a blockbuster deal involving Kenny Lofton. In 1997, Justice rebounded with one of his best years, knocking 33 home runs and leading the Indians to the World Series. Midway through a monster 2000, the Yankees acquired Justice for three prospects. He was arguably the team's MVP as he finished with 41 home runs and helped the Yanks win the Series, thus winning over the club's famed “Bleacher Creature" fans who had serenaded him as an opposition player with the chant “Hall-e, Berr-y" (a reference to the break-up of Justice's marriage to the actress). The following year, the Yanks traded him to the Oakland A's and unsurprisingly, Justice and the A's made the postseason.
Justice retired after the 2002 season, and for the next two years served as a color commentator for ESPN's baseball telecasts. He later became a studio analyst for the YES Network's New York Yankees Pre- and Post-Game shows.
Career Highlights, Awards, and Accolades:
- National League All-Star: 1993, 1994; American League All-Star, 1997
- NL Rookie of the Year Award 1990
- Most Valuable Player 2000 ALCS
- American League Comeback Player of the Year Award 1997
- World Series Champion (1995, Atlanta Braves; 2000, New York Yankees)
- Ranks 92nd on MLB All-Time Slugging Percentage List (.500)
- Ranks 94th on MLB All-Time OPS List (.878)
- Ranks 74th on MLB All-Time At Bats per Home Run List (18.4)