Winfield squares up pitch from Dennis Eckersley for his 3000th hitDave, like Graig Nettles in previous post, also played for the
Alaska Goldpanners as an amateur, in 1971-72
( Photo by Brian Peterson Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Go ahead, click on photo, view larger version and others inthis post for greater detail!
I'll never forget the sight of Nolan Ryan knocking
All-Star Game, which I attended at the Hubert H. Humphry
Metrodome in Minneapolis. At the time, I really didn't
understand his motivation - but this bit of history in their
background might shed some light on that. See Ryan's
comments below...you can also judge his actions
in context with his beating the snot (MLB Video) out of
Robin Ventura in 1993 when he charged Ryan in Texas.