Preposterously large human being Dave Winfield was probably better than you think. By Cooper Halpern@CooperHalpern Nov 13, 2020, 10:00am EST The major leagues are simply a difficult place for extremely tall hitters to thrive. In the history of Major League Baseball,...
“It’s systemic right now, where people are excluded.”
Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield, Andre Dawson and Derek Jeter sit down to discuss the black gap in baseball and where the sport goes from here.
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Hall of Fame Baseball Player, Business Advisor,
Management Consultant, Author and Keynote Speaker.
Using his experience, knowledge and relationships from four decades in an around Major League Baseball, he most recently joined the Major League Baseball Players Association in New York, as Advisor to the Executive Director. This follows 12 previous years he served as Executive VP/Sr. Advisor to the San Diego Padres, stints in the media including ESPN, FOX Sports, syndicated radio programming, book publishing and speaking forums.
A unique resume of sports, business and compelling life experiences has made him a much sought after keynote speaker. His dynamic, relevant and timely presentations cover a wide range of topics from sports, education, business, teamwork and leadership, achievement, personal development, health and wellness.
He’s recently been a baseball analyst for ESPN Baseball Tonight & SportsCenter, an ambassador for the Ritz Carlton Destination Clubs, and remains an International Trustee for the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS). After ownership of fast food franchises and being a small business owner for years he remains on the board of a few privately held companies and a business advisor to others. He continues as one of the most positive, respected and enduring sports figures of our time.
Dave has a long and storied history with the NCAA College World Series as one of its most famous participants. As an ambassador for the sport of baseball he's twice spoken to a sold out crowd at our Opening Ceremonies of the CWS, and he is able to connect with and convey many life messages that impact the young men playing the game today. His love of the game of baseball is obvious, and he remains one of the most popular players ever to play in Omaha
7 PHOTOS9:42 a.m. CDT Apr. 23, 2020Dave Winfield: Minnesota Vikings (1972, 17th round)RICHARD DERK, USA TODAY SPORTS Kirk Gibson: St. Louis Cardinals (1979, 7th round)RUSTY KENNEDY, AP D.J. Dozier: Minnesota Vikings (1987, 1st round)BARRY COLLA NEW YORK METS...
By Joe Lemire April 14, 2020 At the MLB Players Association’s executive board meeting two years ago outside Dallas, Dave Winfield noticed an unusual piece of equipment in the corner of the room. A black metallic handle extended from a long blue arm that was attached...
MLBPA (@MLB_PLAYERS)2/25/20, 3:24 PMDave Winfield, a multi-sport athlete at the University of Minnesota, focused on baseball in 1973 and never looked back. He began his pro career in a Padres’ uniform and never spent a day in the minors. He finished with 3,110...
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