Dave Winfield, The Coolest Indian to sport a ‘stache
Dave Winfield’s mustache spanned three decades and six different teams.
By the time he arrived in Cleveland, the future Hall of Famer was at the end of road.
But you try and tell me you weren’t bouncing off the walls when you found out the Tribe signed Winfield. Cleveland was ecstatic to have him, because city was still getting used to seeing recognizable names on its big league team.
To think, Dave Winfield was an Indian, whoa!
Yes, they were players at the end of their careers, but all, really with the exception of Winfield, made an impact.
Winfield only hit two home runs with the Tribe, but one, against the White Sox, still stands out.
Memorial Day, 1995. The Indians, favorites to win the Central, trailed the White Sox 6-1. Winfield hit a three-run blasts that is still remembered by the Tribe faithful. His homer made the contest a 6-4 game, and while the White Sox were still winning, they were utterly defeated.
The Indians eventually won the game, but the contest was a reminder of theme of those teams, which was basically, “We will crush you.”