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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
Dave Winfield really opened his heart to Fred Hutch when he came to Seattle to speak at the 50thannual Hutch Award. He visited with our world-class researchers, spent time with kids at the Hutch School – and then used that inspiration to have 1,000 luncheon attendees laughing and crying with him.
"Dave Winfield spoke at our annual sales event for top sales people. He did an excellent job of delivering a motivational message, but also kept it entertaining. We had a broad audience of sales people and their spouses/guests, but Dave engaged everyone with his presentation. He is a fantastic storyteller and he was a great brand ambassador for us at the event".read more
In 1973, the Gophers baseball and basketball star was selected in the NFL, NBA, ABA and MLB drafts within a six-month span. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PHOTO – RPA -Dave Winfield is congratulated by University of Minnesota baseball coach Dick Siebert in 1970. On a June...read more
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...read more
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...
Randy Grossman, Esq.