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Dave Winfield Quotes

29 Dave Winfield quotes:

"There are a lot of people who influenced me, nurtured me, helped me along the way. But I can just recall looking back, the first time I got my baseball glove. Put it on the wrong hand, all those kind of things."
"There are other people like Henry Aaron. Man, just for being the best and breaking records at a time when people didn't want you to."
"There is no way, believe me, despite my name being Winfield, and loving the game dearly. It wasn't in the cards. I didn't know what it was going to take to get here."
"Those are real heroes. Hilton Smith, guys that played in the Negro Leagues, never got a chance in the Major Leagues. But you kept on playing."
"You have to go understand that life and baseball is littered with all kinds of obstacles and problems along the way. You have to learn how to overcome them to be successful in life."
"I am truly sorry that a fowl of Canada is no longer with us."
"Made it through high school, went to the University of Minnesota."
"People I look to: again, Hank Aaron, man you challenged the status quo and the records of the game. Monumental feats in an era where people didn't like that."
"The people in my life that were not only what I call heroes, but these are the people that overcame extraordinary circumstances in life."
"The sooner I get into the Hall of Fame the better."
"The Yankees won the pennant, we went on to the World Series, 41 years after that in the city of Toronto. The great city of Toronto, and all the provinces in Canada, everybody reached out and they were excited because we won the first World Series ever, across the border."
"I never had to cheat, I get them with what I got."
"Everyone has a breaking point, turning point, stress point, the game is permeated with it. The fans don't see it because we make it look so efficient. But internally, for a guy to be successful, you have to be like a clock spring, wound but not loose at the same time."
"He didn't bask in fame or glory or the money he made. He relished in the notion that a little short kid from the projects in Chicago couldn't accomplish anything in life."
Author: Winfield Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"These days baseball is different. You come to spring training, you get your legs ready, you arms loose, your agents ready, your lawyer lined up."
"It won't taint (his memory). Leave it alone."
Author: Winfield Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"All though I didn't meet him. His legend and his saga and his story is just that. Jackie Robinson, we all have to tip our hat to him. Because he made the game available to guys like me."
"And I found out, the other part of it is that I found out and in my desire to life successfully, that baseball fit very well into my life. It's been a great teacher, trainer, mentor and you'll see what I mean in the next few minutes that I have to speak."
"And then 45 years later, as I finished my career in the great city of Cleveland, that was another great way to end my career, going to the World Series."
"But I'll tell you this, it started with my mother. I have to give her. God bless her and rest her soul. I had a good foundation at home, so when I was able to go off and do these things in baseball there was always support."

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