Dave Winfield

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Motivational Speaker Dave Winfield is a former MLB outfielder who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. Dave is one of only three athletes in sports history to be drafted in 3 different pro leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA). He would ultimately choose baseball and enjoyed a successful 22-year career in the MLB. Motivational Speaker Dave Winfield played for six different teams including the San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. Currently, Dave serves as a special advisor to the Executive Director of the MLB Players Association.

Dave excelled on the basketball court and the baseball field as a college student at the University of Minnesota. He was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks and the Minnesota Vikings in 1973 but ultimately decided to join the San Diego Padres after they selected him 4th overall in the 1973 MLB Draft. He broke into the league as a pitcher but quickly was moved to right field to utilize his bat in the everyday lineup. He was traded to the Yankees in 1981 in a deal that at the time made him the highest paid player in the game. And rightly so. Dave made the All-Star Game every year from 1977-1988. During his career, Motivational Speaker Dave Winfield won 7 Gold Glove Awards and 6 Silver Slugger Awards. His lone World Series title came with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1992 after he delivered the game-winning double in game 6 against the Atlanta Braves.

Started in 1975 by Dave and others, The Dave Winfield Foundation is still continuing to give back to the community today. Several outreach programs of the foundation include substance abuse prevention and helping families provide gifts during the holidays. Throughout his career, Dave has shared his thoughts on the game and the impact of performance enhancing drugs in the game. He has published 3 books, Winfield: A Players Life, Turn it Around: There’s No Room Here for Drugs and Dropping the Ball: Baseball’s Troubles and How we Can and Must Solve Them.

Motivational Speaker Dave Winfield is available for keynote speaking engagements, moderated Q&A’s, autograph signings and other personal appearances.