Cecil Fielder
American baseball player
Cecil Fielder
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.
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Elvis Andrus pays tribute to Prince Fielder on Instagram
ABC News - 7 months
On Wednesday, Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder?announced his career is over after doctors?told him that he can no longer physically play the game of baseball. Teammates and coaches attended Fielder's farewell media conference. Shortstop Elvis Andrus?later expressed his gratitude toward Fielder on Instagram.? Fielder isn't formally retiring, so he'll stay on the Rangers' roster until his contract expires in 2020, reports Jeff Wilson of the Fort-Worth Star Telegram. Fielder will be placed on the 60-day DL during the season and 40-man roster in the offseason.? Fielder played in the majors for 12 seasons: seven with the Milwaukee Brewers, two with the Detroit Tigers and three with the Rangers. Fielder batted .269 with 34 home runs and 158 RBIs during his time with the Rangers. He finished his career with 319 home runs, the same number his dad, Cecil Fielder, ended with.
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Former Blue Jays slugger Cecil Fielder calls out steroid users
Calgary Sun - over 3 years
OKOTOKS — When Cecil Fielder hit 51 home runs for the Detroit Tigers in 1990, it was the first time a Major Baseball League player had smashed 50 dingers in 13 years — and only the second time anyone had hit the mark since Willie Mays did it in ’65.
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Rios Ties AL Mark With 6 Hits In Sox Win Over Tigers
Huffington Post - over 3 years
DETROIT -- Alex Rios tied an American League mark with six hits in a nine-inning game and Adam Dunn hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Justin Verlander in the eighth to lift the Chicago White Sox to an 11-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. Dayan Vicideo's second homer of the game helped the White Sox score seven runs in the eighth inning, and they scored three more runs in the ninth to surpass a season high for scoring. Miguel Cabrera hit his 29th homer, an impressive blast to left-center, to give him a major league high 92 RBIs and .363 batting average. He broke the franchise record for homers before the All-Star game, surpassing the total Cecil Fielder had at the break in 1990 during his 51-homer season Verlander (9-6) gave up a season-high 12 hits, five runs and struck out three to match a season low in seven-plus innings. Rios singled in the first, tripled in the third and also singled twice in the eighth inning. He also singled in the fifth and ...
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They don't make them like John Romano anymore; legendary coach nearing 600 victories
Whittier Daily News - almost 5 years
Dean of the Valley has Nobles fighting for a league crown By Fred J. Robledo, SGVN twitter@sgvtribpreps In the dream scenario of all fantasy endings, is there a better script than the possibility of the Nogales High School baseball team running the table to win the Valle Vista League crown and finish on a magical run that ends with a CIF-Southern Section title? Winning nine in a row to close out the season not only would give veteran coach John Romano his first CIF-SS title, but he would celebrate his 600th coaching victory in his 35th year of coaching the Nobles in a championship game. It's a question you probably shouldn't pose to an old-school, no-nonsense guy like Romano, especially in a sport where superstitions are serious stuff. "That's too big to process, way too big," Romano said. "Where do you get that stuff from? I'm just trying to process Northview on Wednesday. They're up next." But even Romano, who coached legendary alum Cecil Fielder and has ...
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Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
TGIF everyone here's my Top 5 for April 6, 2012 from Len Berman at www.ThatsSports.com. 1. Quick Hits Lee Westwood is the first round leader of the Masters with a five-under 67. Tiger Woods is five shots back. Might Gregg Williams' ban from the NFL be made permanent? Damning audio has surfaced where he instructed his Saints to injure San Francisco 49er players last season Nice. Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy says star center Dwight Howard has told management he wants Van Gundy fired. It turns out Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino had a female passenger when he crashed his motorcycle last weekend. Yes, he's married, and his wife wasn't the passenger. Arkansas has put Petrino on paid leave. It'll be Boston College against Ferris State (Big Rapids, Michigan) in tomorrow nights final of the Frozen Four in Tampa. Toronto beat Cleveland 7-4 in 16 innings, the longest opening day game in Major League history. The Mets took batting practice yesterday wearin ...
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Prince Tiger
Fan 590 - about 5 years
Prince Fielder is now a member of the Detroit Tigers. After all of the buzz and attention surrounding the issue, the decision is made (thanks to twitter). All the slugging first baseman has to worry about is playing baseball. Getting ready for yet another rigorous season and put up the numbers that his new team will desperately need to go deep in the post-season. The 27 year-old has earned respect from everyone in the game, much like his father Cecil Fielder who happens to be a three-time All-Star in Detroit. So, this must have been very cool news for his dad, almost nostalgic. Although he was shocked to hear the news of his son signing the nine-year $214-million contract, I am sure that he’s very excited to hear that they will never, ever have to worry about money again. Prince just better lock it up tight because Cecil has been known for sticky fingers. Hopefully you know what I am talking about, if not google it. Anyhow, the HUGE contract says two things about the Detroit Tigers ...
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Cecil Fielder, former Tigers star, surprised that his son, Prince, signed with Detroit
Cleveland.com - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-42862" href="/cecil+fielder+1">Cecil Fielder</a> -- who played briefly for the Cleveland Indians at the end of his career -- slugged 245 of his 319 career home runs for the Tigers.
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Cecil Fielder shocked by son Prince's signing with Tigers
USA Today- Sports - about 5 years
Surprised that <a class="fplink fp-650746" href="/prince+fielder+1">Prince Fielder</a> signed with the Detroit Tigers? So was his dad, former Tigers slugger <a class="fplink fp-42862" href="/cecil+fielder+1">Cecil Fielder</a>.
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Daily list: Four Tiger strikeouts in an inning - Detroit Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Cecil Fielder struck out with the bases loaded. VS. WHITE SOX, 7TH INNING: Wilson Alvarez struck out Tony Clark and Phil Nevin, who reached on a wild pitch, then Melvin Nieves and Orlando Miller. VS. ANGELS, 1ST INNING: After Kimera Bartee singled,
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Catching up with former Detroit Tiger Mickey Tettleton - HollandSentinel.com
Google News - over 5 years
Then I got to play with guys like (Kirk) Gibson, &#39;Tram&#39; (Alan Trammell), (Lou) Whitaker and (Cecil) Fielder … man, that was a lot of fun. Any regrets about leaving for Texas (via free agency)? Yes and no. Being from Oklahoma, it was like coming home
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Detroit Tigers Links: Be afraid, be very afraid of Justin Verlander - The Ann Arbor News - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Former Detroit LZ Granderson believes that will be the case, as it was with Cecil Fielder in 1990 and 1991. Verlander&#39;s success and value to the Tigers warrants the honor. And maybe the fact that he&#39;s a superstar player popular with fans throughout the
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Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui clear waivers: Fan reaction - Yahoo! Sports
Google News - over 5 years
During their run of World Series appearances in the &#39;90s and early 2000s, the Yankees made mid-to-late-season acquisitions such as sluggers Cecil Fielder and Daryl Strawberry in 1996 and Ruben Sierra in 2003. Each player contributed to the Yankees&#39;
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Braves' bullpen tag team untouchable - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
They were the 1966 Dodgers (Jim Lefebvre, Al Ferrara) on June 7 and the 1996 Yankees (Cecil Fielder, Derek Jeter) on Aug. 2. • Oh, and one more thing. The Dodgers managed to do that Saturday and still LOSE (by allowing two runs in the 12th and one in
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Justin Verlander: Cy Young and MVP? - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
In 1990, when Cecil Fielder became just the second player in 25 years to hit 50 dingers, he finished second in MVP balloting, with thinking being he didn&#39;t win because he didn&#39;t play for a team above .500. The following year the Tigers finished 84-78,
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Reader column: Time for Miguel Cabrera to carry Tigers - Detroit Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
He&#39;s the first Tiger since Cecil Fielder who makes you stop dead in your tracks, so you can watch his at bat. This is the time of the year when the Tigers so desperately need their best player to be saddled up for the final 40 or so games of the season
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Ryan Howard and the 10 Worst Players Ever to Lead the League in Homers and RBI - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
In the case of Cecil Fielder, though, no one had any misconceptions about who he was as a player; Fielder was there to hit home runs and drive in runs, and unlike Howard, he was never one of the highest paid players in baseball
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IV Cobras have strong July - Imperial Valley Press
Google News - over 5 years
The cobras participated at the Cecil Fielder Elite World Series, Hispanic World Series and the First International Tournament, respectively. Ismael Romero and Ernie Acuña are, respectively, sub-10 and sub-9 team managers for the Cobras
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Game of Fathers and Sons Is Complicated for Fielder
NYTimes - over 5 years
PHOENIX -- Prince Fielder walked into the interview room at Chase Field late Tuesday night behind his two young sons, Jadyn and Haven. They had watched their father hit a three-run homer to power the National League to a 5-1 victory over the American League in the 82nd All-Star Game and now they were going to sit beside him at the news conference
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Cecil Fielder
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 48
    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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  • 2011
    Age 47
    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In December 2007, Cecil and partner Kundy Gutierrez started a youth baseball organization called The Baseball Legends (TBL Tournaments). TBL Tournaments has grown throughout the United States as one of the premiere youth baseball tournament organizations. TBL Tournaments is known for their summer national event called Cecil Fielder Elite World Series. For more information on his organization, visit TBL Tournaments.
  • 2004
    Age 40
    In October 2004, The Detroit News reported that Fielder was suffering from domestic and gambling problems.
    More Details Hide Details They relied on court documents from Fielder's divorce and a lawsuit brought against him by Trump Plaza Hotel and Casinos in New Jersey describing debts to various casinos, credit card companies and banks. Fielder later filed a libel suit against Gannett, the parent company of The Detroit News, and the lead reporter, Fred Girard, accusing them of slander and defamation of character. The suit sought US$25 million in damages and fees. The trial court dismissed the suit and the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the decision. Fielder's son Prince is a first baseman, formerly with the Milwaukee Brewers, then with the Detroit Tigers, and the Texas Rangers. Fielder was originally involved in his son's professional career, even negotiating his first contract. After a dispute as to whether Cecil should receive a typical agent's fee for negotiating the contract, Prince and his family were no longer on speaking terms with Cecil.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 35
    Fielder was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays before the start of the 1999 season.
    More Details Hide Details Despite batting .264 in 17 spring training games, going 14-for-53 with two doubles, a team-high three homers and 11 RBI; Toronto traded for Dave Hollins and Cecil was released once spring training wrapped. He subsequently retired. In his career, Cecil Fielder batted .255, with 319 HRs, 1008 RBI, and a .482 slugging average, drawing 693 walks for a .345 on-base percentage with 2 career stolen bases. As neither of his stolen bases came in the 1990 season, he held the single season record for most home runs (51) without a single stolen base (later passed by Mark McGwire's 52 HR and 65 HR seasons). He was inducted in the Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.
  • 1996
    Age 32
    Fielder was traded to the New York Yankees on July 31, 1996, for Rubén Sierra and Matt Drews.
    More Details Hide Details Fielder's acquisition was integral in the Yankees' World Series championship that year. Fielder stayed with the Yankees in, and he played for the Anaheim Angels and Cleveland Indians in.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He stole another base that season as well, and finished his career with 2 stolen bases over 13 seasons and 1,470 games. Fielder also had a reputation as a below average fielder, mostly caused by his poor speed and range. He was however, considered a competent defensive first baseman when it came to putouts and digging infield assists out of the dirt. Fielder's massive power was exemplified by two long home runs:
  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 29
    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).
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  • 1992
    Age 28
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Fielder responded by leading the league in RBI (124) for the third consecutive season, becoming the first American Leaguer since Babe Ruth to do so. During the 1990s, Fielder built a reputation for clutch hitting and power, though the Tigers continued to be no better than mediocre. His team's fates possibly hurt him with MVP voters. Rickey Henderson and Cal Ripken, Jr. narrowly edged him for the AL's MVP Award in 1990 and 1991, respectively. His new fans in Detroit nicknamed him "Big Daddy" for his big smile, peaceful temperament, and prodigious home runs (as well as his massive physical stature). In his six-year tenure with Detroit, Fielder had four consecutive 30-homer and 100-RBI seasons, and if the season had not been strike-shortened he almost certainly would have had another (he had 28 HRs and 90 RBI in 109 games that year). He also became the first Tiger ever to hit at least 25 homers in six consecutive seasons. No player in Detroit history hit as many over a six-year period (219) until Miguel Cabrera hit 227 in 2008–13, and no major league player had more home runs between 1990 and 1995.
  • 1991
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 1990
    Age 26
    In 1990, Fielder also became the fourth American League player to ever have two 3-home run games in a season.
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  • 1989
    Age 25
    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).
    More Details Hide Details On the last day of the Tigers' season at Yankee Stadium, Fielder hit his 50th and 51st home runs to become the 11th player in ML history – and only the second in the previous 25 years – to reach the 50-HR plateau. No Detroit Tigers player had turned the mark since Hank Greenberg slugged 58 in, and no Tiger player has reached 50 HR since. Fielder, whose previous high mark was 14 with Toronto in, provided a sudden and unexpected emergence as a legitimate slugger. In addition to his 51 homers, Fielder also led the American League in RBI and total bases (339) that season.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 19
    In 1983, he was traded by the Royals to the Toronto Blue Jays for Leon Roberts.
    More Details Hide Details A part-time first and third baseman for the Blue Jays, Fielder had hit 31 home runs with 84 runs batted in during four seasons. With Toronto, he earned $125,000 per season. The Hanshin Tigers signed him after the 1988 season, paying him $1,050,000 ($1,968,644 today), including a chauffeur and a full-time interpreter. More than the money, he said, he went to Japan for the opportunity to play every day. In the beginning of spring training, Fielder had a difficult time adjusting to Japan's baseball culture, however, with the help of Tiger manager Minoru Murayama and Junichi Kashiwabara, he became adjusted to the new environment. The Tigers offered Fielder the position of cleanup hitter, and he became a hero to the local baseball fans, who nicknamed him "Wild Bear" (wild, in Japan, is the image of power; bear, for his hulking presence).
  • 1982
    Age 18
    He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 4th round of the 1982 amateur draft, and this time did sign.
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  • 1981
    Age 17
    Cecil Fielder was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 31st round of the 1981 amateur draft, but did not sign.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on September 21, 1963.
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