Yogi Berra

Dave Winfield talks Yogi, Steinbrenner and his 22-year Hall of Fame career

A True Hall of Fame Class Act
Dave Winfield talks Yogi Berra, George Steinbrenner and his 22-year Hall of Fame career.

Dave Winfield, 65, is one of sports’ true gentlemen, as fans of the Padres, Yankees, Angels, Blue Jays, Twins and Indians can attest. The 6’6”, 220-pound outfielder brought a sweet swing, great glove and positive attitude to every team he played for over 22 MLB seasons. We caught up with Winfield, and he was a class act, as always.

 

You went straight from the University of Minnesota to the major leagues, without playing minor league baseball. Do you think more guys could do that or are you an outlier?

New York Yankees Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Babe, the Iron Horse, the Mick, Yogi, Jeter, Mo....An elite list of candidates
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<p> The team that started the entire Mt. Rushmore discussion. From Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to Joe DiMaggio to Mickey Mantle to Reggie Jackson to Derek Jeter. Perhaps we should allow an organization with 27 World Series titles eight faces on its Mt. Rushmore — or at least six.</p>

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

 

New York Yankees Mt. Rushmore

2012 MLB All-Star Game: Fixing its Problems

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<p> I don’t understand how players and teams accept determining home-field advantage by teams elected by the fans in a popularity vote. With the starters voted in by the fans, some players elected by a survey of players, and other reserves selected by the manager, how can we expect the best of each team to be there?</p>

This is the 11th season that the All-Star Game has “counted.” If you recall, way back in 2001, both teams ran out of pitchers and the game ended in a tie after 11 exciting innings, leaving fans at the stadium and TV viewers disappointed, to put it mildly.

So, in all his wisdom, Commissioner Bud Selig — along with TV executives — led efforts to bring some meaning back to the All-Star Game. The result is that the All-Star Game determines home-field advantage for the World Series.

New York Yankees Mt. Rushmore

Babe, the Iron Horse, the Mick, Yogi, Jeter, Mo....An elite list of candidates
Two Left Sidebar Images
<p> The team that started the entire Mt. Rushmore discussion. From Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to Joe DiMaggio to Mickey Mantle to Reggie Jackson to Derek Jeter. Perhaps we should allow an organization with 27 World Series titles eight faces on its Mt. Rushmore — or at least six.</p>

MLB Mt. Rushmores

by Charlie Miller

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history. We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.