Earl Weaver: It was going to be broken sooner or later. The guys are just too big and too strong today. Dave Winfield and Frank Howard, they were monsters in baseball at their time. Now look at guys, they're all big and strong.
Grady Little: It's sticky. There are very few people who think he can't help our club, but is it the best thing for him? He's done a great job adjusting to the outfield, making all the plays, and I'm confident he can do other things defensively, like shortstop and first and third base. In left field, he looks like Dave Winfield.
Torri Hunter: To black athletes, he was an icon. Everybody looked up to him. It's Dave Winfield, Andre Dawson and Kirby Puckett for black athletes. It's tough to swallow.
Ozzie Guillen: He was a tremendous ambassador for the team. I think Dave Winfield said the right thing: He was the only player in the history of baseball everybody loved.
Marcus Giles: I grew up in San Diego watching Dave Winfield, ... In '95, when I got called up, there he was -- my teammate. That was a pretty big thrill.
Dave: Fisk was the first person I met in pro ball because we both wore a size 14 shoe. He had interesting comments on exactly how far to stand away from the plate. He introduced me to the importance of being prepared for everything that you do. I took that in, on calling games and accepting responsibilities as a catcher.
In 1994 Dave won MLB's Roberto Clemente Award for his community service off the field.
Dave won MLB's Branch Rickey Award in 1992.
In 1992 Dave won the AL's Babe Ruth Award.
Dave played for 6 different teams the Padres, Yankees, Angels, Blue Jays, Twins, and Indians.
Dave wore uniform number 31.
Dave twice played in the World Series, winning in 1992 with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Dave was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2001 which was his first year of eligibility.
Dave was born on October 3, 1951 the same day that Bobby Thomson hit his famous "Shot Heard Round the World" for the New York Giants against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Dave led Minnesota's Golden Gophers to the College World Series in 1973 where he was named series MVP.
Dave played outfield as well as pitcher for the University of Minnesota.
Dave played baseball for the University of Minnesota.
Dave had 540 career doubles, 24th best in Major League Baseball history.
In 1979 Dave led the Major Leagues with 333 total bases.
Dave hit 465 career home runs.
Dave had 3110 career hits.
On May 11, 1990 Dave was traded by the New York Yankees to the California Angels for pitcher Mike Witt.
Dave's highest salary was $3,300,000 in 1991.
Dave hit over .300 in four different seasons.
Dave was a 12-time All-Star.
Mr. Winfield won Silver Slugger Awards for hitting excellence.
Dave won 7 Gold Glove Awards.
Dave: 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.
Dave: Baseball realizes it's not the only game in town. You have to do these kinds of things to introduce people to baseball.
Dave: The only players that are having fun are those having a good year, feasting on pitching or blowing down hitters and garnering all the adulation that goes with it. But, if you're not hitting or not throwing well, or are injured, you better look for fun someplace else.
Dave: I never had to cheat, I get them with what I got.
Dave: Good hitters don't just go up and swing. They always have a plan. Call it an educated deduction. You visualize. You're like a good negotiator. You know what you have, you know what he has, then you try to work it out.
Dave: These days baseball is different. You come to Spring Training, you get your legs ready, your arms loose, your agent ready, your lawyer lined up.
Dave: If it won't taint. Leave it alone.
Dave: 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.
Dave: Tom Cruise only makes one or two film appearances a year. A baseball player can be the hero or the goat one-hundred and sixty-two times a year.