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Dave Winfield

Dave Winfield (Baseball.  Born, St. Paul, MN, Oct. 3, 1951.)  After an elaborate mating dance that he began by chasing off other suitors, David Mark Winfield signed what was then the richest contract in baseball history to join the Yankees.  On Dec. 15, 1980, Winfield signed for 10 years with a deal estimated to be worth […]

Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson (Baseball.  Born, Chicago, IL, Dec. 25, 1958.)  Baseball’s greatest leadoff hitter and base stealer ever and probably the most disruptive force of his time in the game, Rickey Henley Henderson did tours with both New York teams.  Don Mattingly enjoyed his best career years (especially at driving in runs) when Henderson was the […]

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