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?