Dave Winfield Speaker Profile
Hall Of Fame Outfielder for the New York Yankees
Dave Winfield Biography
DaveWinfield has been hailed as one of the greatest athletes ever toplay professional sports. One of only 7 players in the history ofbaseball to reach over 3,000 hits and over 450 home runs, the 12-time All-Staris amongst the all-time leaders in hits, home runs and RBI. He wasinducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001 -- his first year ofeligibility.
AWilliams Scholar at the University of Minnesota, Winfield played both Big Tenbasketball and baseball. An All-American in baseball, he was voted MVP ofthe 1973 College World Series as a pitcher. He is the only athlete everto be drafted by four professional teams: basketball (ABA Atlanta Hawksand NBA Utah Stars), football (NFL Minnesota Vikings) and baseball (MLB SanDiego Padres). In 2007 he was inducted into the first class of theCollege Baseball Hall of Fame.
Hisprofessional career took off in 1973 when he joined the San Diego Padres, neverspending a day in the Minor Leagues. His next stop: eight All-Starseasons with the New York Yankees. In 1990, he joined the CaliforniaAngels, followed by a magical year with the Toronto Blue Jays where he drove inthe winning run of the 1992 World Series. He returned to his nativeMinnesota Twins where he the 3,000th hit milestone. He endedhis 22-year career after the 1995 season with the American League ChampionCleveland Indians.
Daveis currently a studio analyst for ESPN Baseball Tonight, ESPN News andSportsCenter, and a host of the national Baseball Music Project. Amember of the board of the San Diego Padres, Winfield continuesin professional baseball as executive vice president/senior advisor, andserves as an ambassador for the Ritz Carlton Destination Clubs. Besidesappearing in national commercials for ASK.com and Verizon Wireless, he was abaseball analyst for FOX Sports, did voiceover work, and narrated the MLBNetwork production Pride & Perseverance: The Story of the Negro Leagues.
Davehosted his own morning drive radio show, On The Ball, inLos Angeles, and wrote a syndicated column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.He served as spokesman for New York Summer Jobs for Youth,United Negro College Fund, Drug Enforcement Administration, New YorkDaily News, Minnesota Board of Education and the DiscoveryChannel. He also appeared in the movie The Last Home Run, hosted thesyndicated television series Greatest Sports Legends, and appeared on MarriedWith Children, The Drew Carey Show, Arli$$, Pros vs. Joes andWindfall.
Oneof the most respected and versatile motivational speakers on the circuit, Daveaddresses diverse audiences from colleges to corporations such asAmerican Express, MasterCard, CDW, CDI, Monster.com, Xerox, IBM, GE SmallBusiness Solutions, General Motors, Bank of America and the FDIC. His dynamic presentations cover a wide range of issues -- sports, business,education, health, fitness, teamwork, and substance abuse prevention, corporateproductivity, working and playing to win. He also conducts a unique andpersonal sports seminar series called Baseball Essentials, designed forboth parents and children who are interested in growing in the game, winningscholarships to college, or playing professional baseball. He iscurrently on a national college speaking tour raising funds and awareness forcollege baseball programs.
Daveis an accomplished author. His autobiography, Winfield: A Player-sLife was a New York Times best seller. He also wrote a drugeducation book, TURN IT AROUND! There-s No Room Here For Drugs; anacclaimed -how-to- called The Complete Baseball Player; -AskDave-, a book of advice for children compiled from his syndicated column,and his latest, Dropping The Ball, an in-depth look at baseball-scurrent problems and possible solutions. He also is a frequentcontributor to newspapers, including the New York Times and the LosAngeles Times.
Histradition of winning goes well beyond the world of sports-¦ into a rich spectrumof philanthropy and business. A successful entrepreneur, Winfield hasowned art galleries and Burger King franchises, and continuesbusiness/management consulting with businesses and community organizationstoday.
Davewas one of the first professional athletes to create a charitable foundation -and inspired many other athletes to do the same. For over 20 years, theWinfield Foundation provided healthcare services, nutritional counseling,scholarships and computer literacy programs to deserving high school students,holiday dinners to families in need, and community outreach programs in andbeyond the six Major League cities he called home. His vision enabled himto become an early adopter of and leader in the campaign for health andfitness. At Hackensack Medical Center in New Jersey, his leadership onthe board and financial contributions led to the establishment of theWinfield Nutrition Center, still providing services today.
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Posted on 4 April 2014 | 4:22 pm
Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, Denver Broncos legend Terrell Davis, and Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Miller will all be in attendance at the 2014 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends event on June 12-14 in Sioux Falls, San Diego. The event, which is in its 17th year, surpassed the $1 million mark in money raised for area communities last year, bringing in a record $165,000 in...[Read More]
Posted on 2 January 2013 | 9:37 pm
Hall of Fame outfielder Dave Winfield is just one of the many former New York Yankees' players who will be featured at the upcoming Pinstripe Glory Days show in Secaucus, New Jersey later this month. The 12-time All-Star spent ten seasons of his 22-year MLB career with the Yankees and was named the 1990 AL Comeback Player of the Year, a seven-time Gold Glove Award-winner and...[Read More]
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