Cecil Fielder

Baseball Player
Born Sep 21, 1963

Cecil Grant Fielder is a former professional baseball player who was a noted power hitter in the 1980s and 1990s. He attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He played with the Toronto Blue Jays (1985–88), Hanshin Tigers(1989), Detroit Tigers (1990–96), New York Yankees (1996–97), Anaheim Angels and Cleveland Indians (both in 1998). In 1990, he became the first player to reach the 50-home run mark since George Foster hit 52 for the Cincinnati Reds in 1977.… Read More

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1963 Birth Born on September 21, 1963.


1981 17 Years Old Cecil Fielder was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 31st round of the 1981 amateur draft, but did not sign.
1982 18 Years Old He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 4th round of the 1982 amateur draft, and this time did sign.
1983 19 Years Old In 1983, he was traded by the Royals to the Toronto Blue Jays for Leon Roberts. … Read More


1989 25 Years Old Fielder, built for power at 6-foot-3 and 280 pounds, gained the Detroit Tigers' attention by hitting 38 home runs in Japan's Central League in 1989, and he returned to the U.S. Once again in the majors with Detroit Tigers, Fielder, with his 51-homer, 132 RBI year in, became one of the biggest stories of the season – and perhaps the biggest bargain in the sport (he earned $1.25 million). … Read More
1990 26 Years Old In 1990, Fielder also became the fourth American League player to ever have two 3-home run games in a season.
1991 27 Years Old With his 44 home runs in 1991, Cecil joined Hank Greenberg (1937–38) as the only Tiger players at that time to hit 40 or more homers in consecutive seasons. (Miguel Cabrera joined Fielder and Greenberg in 2012–13.) Fielder repeated as AL RBI champion with 133 driven in that season.
1992 28 Years Old In 1992, Fielder avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a 1-year, $4.5 million contract, which at the time set a record for highest salary by an arbitration-eligible player. … Read More
1993 29 Years Old In 1993, Fielder signed a 5-year, $36 million contract with the Tigers; which made him the highest paid player in baseball for 2 seasons (1995 and 1996).


1996 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Fielder had a reputation as something of a slow baserunner. In 1996 set a major league record by taking 1,096 games to record his first career stolen base, which occurred on a botched hit and run. … Read More
1999 35 Years Old Fielder was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays before the start of the 1999 season. … Read More


2004 40 Years Old In October 2004, The Detroit News reported that Fielder was suffering from domestic and gambling problems. … Read More
2007 43 Years Old On September 25, 2007, Prince hit his 50th home run of the season, making Cecil and Prince the only father/son duo in Major League history to each reach the milestone. … Read More
2011 47 Years Old After managing the South Coast League's Charlotte County Redfish in, Fielder became the manager of the Atlantic City Surf of the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball in. On March 25, 2011, Fielder was named to the Torrington Titans advisory board.
2012 48 Years Old In a 2012 interview, Cecil Fielder said that he and Prince had recently begun speaking again, and that their relationship was improving.
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