An accomplished author, Dave’s autobiography, Winfield: A Player’s Life was a New York Times best-seller. He also wrote a drug education book, TURN IT AROUND! There’s No Room Here For Drugs; the acclaimed “how-to” The Complete Baseball Player; Ask Dave (a compilation of his syndicated children’s advice columns), and his latest… Dropping The Ball (released in paperback as Making the Play), an in-depth look at baseball’s current problems and possible solutions. Dave is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.
Turn It Around
The Complete Baseball Player
A Players Life
Dropping The Ball
Throughout my entire life, especially since my MLB career ended, I’ve had the desire to be a communicator. I’ve always been connected to business; I have spent time as a broadcaster, a management consultant, a motivational speaker, and I’ve written books, columns, and stories for wide audiences. I am a parent and a youth coach as well.
I want to pass on to you all that I’ve learned about success— from baseball and from the things I’ve done since retiring from the game. Too many times to count I’ve been told that I am ahead of my time. Well, that’s OK, because if you don’t try to get in front of what life has to offer you, you’ll end up just reacting to everything. Choose whether you want to lead, follow, or just get out of the way. Hopefully, with help from this book, you won’t find yourself looking back on your life one day, saying, “I wish I knew then what I know now.”
I developed this book as a source of advice, or coaching directly from me for your improvement in all realms— business, sports, and life. If you coach or manage people, you can use it as a tool for guiding those under your supervision.