I was looking at players in monument Park. I noticed Dave Winfield wasn't in there. Should he be included in with the Yankees greats?
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Because of the feud with George I don't see him ever being included. He was a perennial all star and put up great numbers, but off the top of my head I think Don Mattingly is the only player in monument park that didn't win a championship. Winfield was a great player but doesn't come close to the popularity of Mattingly.
Mr may. He was one of favorites but I. Dont think he should be included.
It may be Winfield doesn’t want it; his formative years as a Padre and championship years as a Blue Jay (and Twin?), the years with the Yankees were considered disappointing.
Oddly enough, they really weren’t: no franchise won more game than the Yankees in the 1980’s but it was pre Wild Card so there were only 1-2 postseasons.
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He also went into the Hall as a Padre. That might be part of it.
He does get welcomed back to Old Timers Day, but I think the fact that he spurned them for the Padres for his HOF plaque is why the Yankees haven’t honored him in MP or retired his #31