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Dave Winfield

Selected Writings By Winfield:


(With Eric Swenson) Turn It Around!: There's No Room Here for Drugs, Paperjacks, 1987.

(With Tom Parker) Winfield: A Player's Life, Norton, 1988.

(With Eric Swenson) The Complete Baseball Player, Avon Books, 1990.

Awards and Accomplishments

1972-74, 1976-78, 1980-82, 1985-1991, Named to All-Star Team, seven times as a starter
1973 Most Valuable Player in National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament; Collegiate All-American
1979 Received Young Men's Christian Association's (YMCA's) Brian Piccolo Award for humanitarian service
1979-80, 1982-85, 1987 Gold Glove Award
1990 Named "Comeback Player of the Year" by Sporting News
1992 Toronto Blue Jays won World Series; received Rotary Club of Denver's Branch Rickey Award for community service; received Arete Award for courage in sports
1993 Achieved 3,000th hit; won American League's Joe Cronin Award for significant achievement
2001 Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Where Is He Now?

Soon after retirement, Dave Winfield signed on as a baseball analyst for FOX-TV sports, in a show that premiered June 1, 1996. This position allowed him to remain close to baseball. In 1999 he and his wife, Tonya, then the parents of four-year-old twins, sold their 5,000-square-foot home in a posh section of Los Angeles and bought a 9,000-square-foot home in the same section. He had also invested in Burger King restaurants and owned some fifteen franchises. In 1998 he opened a company specializing in exterior lighting for commercial buildings. In 2002, Winfield returned to his original team, the San Diego Padres, as vice president/senior advisor, a position in which he handles business, marketing, and player development for the team.

Ask Dave: Dave Winfield Answers Kids'Questions about Baseball and Life, Andrews and McMeel, 1994.

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