Prince Fielder
Baseball player
Prince Fielder
Prince Semien Fielder is an American professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. Playing first base, he is currently listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) (180 cm) and 285 lb (129 kg). He was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the first round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft out of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida, and he played for the Brewers from 2005 through 2011. He is the son of former first baseman Cecil Fielder.
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Extra Bases: Appreciating Prince Fielder’s Swing
NYTimes - 6 months
Pitcher C.C. Sabathia, a friend and former teammate of Fielder, said of his swing: “It looked violent, but it was really skilled.”
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Sports Briefing: With Tears in His Eyes, Prince Fielder Says Goodbye to Rangers
NYTimes - 6 months
Fielder, the Texas Rangers slugger, wept Wednesday as he said that health issues were forcing him to end his 12-season major league career.
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Meat Heads: New Study Focuses on How Meat Consumption Alters Men's Self-Perceived Levels of Masculinity
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's a tired scene: a first date in a quiet, candle-lit restaurant. Small talk is made. The waiter arrives at the table. The man orders the steak. The woman, a salad. It may be a stereotype (death to the first date salad!) and yet, it's a universally recognizable one. Cultural norms and the advertising industry have had us identifying genders with dietary choices for decades now. A supporting example: Google image search "men eating." Then do the same with "women eating." You'll notice most of the immediate stock shots are of men forking meat, while women munch salads looking strangely happy. This visual paints the picture that plant food is for ladies, and perhaps cows, but men? Not so much. For many men, meat is an inarguable symbol of masculinity. We've been fed this idea for decades. If you are what you (m)eat, and you're a man, then you eat meat. So does the meat make the man? A team of consumer researchers led by Dr. Attila Pohlmann from the University of Hawaii is studying ...
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A-Rod Should Have Won the Comeback Player of the Year Award, Hands Down
Huffington Post - over 1 year
There's a reason the Comeback Player of the Year Award comes out long before the Cy Youngs and the MVPs, even before the Gold Glove awards. After all, it's an awfully boring award. This year's winners, of course, are Prince Fielder of the Texas Rangers and Matt Harvey of the New York Mets. Rest assured, both did have great comebacks. Both were sidelined last year by injuries, and both came back this season as two of the most dominant players in baseball. Fielder hit .305 and had 23 home runs; Harvey, who went on to pitch a solid postseason, put together a sub-three ERA and struck out 188 batters in 189 innings. But is that all that interesting? As is usually the case with the award, two really good players played really well a year after they got hurt. It happens quite often, and while it is undoubtedly impressive, it's not all that meaningful. But this year, the award could have been. By all measures -- impact, significance, and yes, numbers -- this year's award should have go ...
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Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder and New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey won the 2015 Comeback Player of the Year Awards on Thursday. Fielder was the American League recipient and Harvey the National League winner out of 30 total candidates, one per team, voted on my MLB.com employees. Fielder, in his second season with the Rangers, hit .305 with 23 home runs, 98 RBI, 28 doubles, 78 runs scored, a .378 on-base percentage and a .463 slugging percentage over 158 games as he helped Texas to its first AL West Division title since 2011.
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Fielder helps Rangers beat D-backs
Fox News - almost 2 years
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Prince Fielder's first home run of the season capped a four-run eighth inning that helped the Texas Rangers to a 7-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a brief two-game interleague series.
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Milwaukee Brewers: First week observations
isports web - almost 2 years
Ryan Braun and the Brewers have started off the 2015 season cold. Here are a few observations for the Milwaukee Brewers (2-5) first week of the 2015 MLB season: 1.  Hitting has not gone well. For a team that was fifth in the National League last season in OPS, the Brewers find themselves currently in 11th while scoring the fourth fewest runs. Hitting was supposed to be the strength of this team with an impressive top of the lineup consisting of Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez, and Adam Lind. To start the season the only player batting above .280 is the newly acquired Lind. If the Brewers want to have hope that the first week of the season is not a sign of things to come, the top of the lineup is going to have to get on base more. 2. Pitching has not gone well. This observation seems awfully similar to the one above. The Brewers have 4.36 team ERA which is good for second worst in the National League. They also have given up the most total bases and ...
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No, I Won't Be Losing Weight for My Wedding
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
By Alex Blank Millard for xoJane "So," says the woman standing in front of me at the deli counter at the café close to my house, "I couldn't help but overhear you are getting married?" Meh, I used to work at this café, I've seen her around, no harm in talking. "Oh yeah, in August." "Oh how exciting!" She says, and she smiles so bright I'm caught up and feel my cheeks stretch too. It is exciting! I got him a ring too! "So," she lowers her voice a bit, "are you going to lose weight for the wedding?" Oh, this again. Long before I would listen to girls vomit up lunch in junior high school bathroom stalls, and before I realized I would be picked on no matter what I wore, I knew one thing to be true. In my southern California kindergarten class, no one wanted to be Miss Piggy. Miss Piggy was assertive and self-assured and had a super fabulous wardrobe to boot! But no one wanted to be Miss Piggy. Except I did. Miss Piggy promoted her brand, and was not afrai ...
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10 Major League Baseball Players Who Underwent the Knife Last Season: An Update for 2015
Huffington Post Sports - almost 2 years
As the 2015 Major League Baseball season begins, I looked back at 10 athletes with notable season-ending injuries from last year -- each requiring corrective surgery. While elbow injuries are prevalent in baseball (due to the biomechanical forces in throwing), common injuries also include herniated discs, shoulder and knee injuries. Let's take a look at where these 10 athletes are now as the 2015 MLB season begins. Prince Fielder - First Baseman - Texas Rangers The Injury: Fielder had to have season-ending neck surgery in May 2014. Fielder had a herniated disc in his neck, and his symptoms were getting worse, causing weakness in his left arm. He underwent a cervical fusion of the C5-C6 vertebrae. 2015 Update: Fielder was cleared for spring training in February 2015 after recovering from surgery, and it appears that he will play in the 2015 season. Carlos Gonzalez - Outfielder - Colorado Rockies The Injury: Gonzalez had to undergo surgery on his left knee to repair his pate ...
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AL Central Preview: Minnesota Twins set to struggle once again
isports web - almost 2 years
Over the past six months, the AL Central has become the most competitive division in all of major league baseball. Back in October, two teams from the central, the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals, made the playoffs. The Royals even made a run all the way to the world series before losing to the San Francisco Giants and the historic Madison Bumgarner. Since the end of last season the division has only gotten stronger with all five teams adding key players to their clubs. While it is difficult to predict any division in the MLB, the AL Central tops all six in the category of unpredictability. There is no clear cut front-runner to win this division and four of the teams have a chance to contend for the pennant and eventually make a world series run. Sadly, the only thing I am confident of is the Twins finishing last in the division for the fourth time in five years. 1. Cleveland Indians Corey Kluber They are the most complete team in the division and will prove it in t ...
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Rangers' Fielder scheduled for season-ending surgery
Yahoo News - over 2 years
(Reuters) - Power-hitting first baseman Prince Fielder of the Texas Rangers is scheduled to have season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck, the American League team said on Thursday. Fielder, acquired last November in a trade with the Detroit Tigers for All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler, will get a second opinion before going ahead with the procedure, Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels said on a conference call according to a report on Major League Baseball's website. Fielder had an injection last Friday that the Rangers hoped would be the solution. "It's a situation where there wasn't anything he could do about it," manager Ron Washington told reporters in Detroit, where the teams are playing while Fielder remained in Texas.
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Baseball-Rangers' Fielder scheduled for season-ending surgery
Yahoo News - over 2 years
(Reuters) - Power-hitting first baseman Prince Fielder of the Texas Rangers is scheduled to have season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck, the American League team said on Thursday. Fielder, acquired last November in a trade with the Detroit Tigers for All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler, will get a second opinion before going ahead with the procedure, Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels said on a conference call according to a report on Major League Baseball's website. Fielder had an injection last Friday that the Rangers hoped would be the solution. "It's a situation where there wasn't anything he could do about it," manager Ron Washington told reporters in Detroit, where the teams are playing while Fielder remained in Texas.
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Shooting Diamonds: Directing Sandman's Exit and MLB's Best TV
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
It's the most photogenic field in sports. With its diamond grass stage and mound dirt spotlight, baseball is a small-screen dream. This season, television directors of Major League Baseball's best games made that stage shine. From no-hitters to the World Series, from an All-Star showcase to an all-time save leader's farewell, the technical and artistic choices made by the directors of those games shaped how we viewed them. In this special feature series, we'll get an exclusive inside look from the MLB top-tier directors whose creative decisions delivered to baseball fans some of the most moving and dramatic visuals in sports television history. Like Oz behind the curtain, they'll reveal how they made TV-screen magic from the greatest moments of the 2013 season, as the images they sent into our living rooms entered our collective memory on their way to baseball lore. Every game has a story. For at least two games this past year, New York Yankee closer Mariano Rivera was that story. H ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Prince Fielder
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 31
    On August 10, 2016, Fielder announced that he would be unable to continue his playing career after undergoing a second neck surgery in three years.
    More Details Hide Details Although Fielder is not officially retired, he will spend the remaining four years of his contract on the 60-day disabled list. He ended his career with 319 home runs, the same number as his father, Cecil Fielder. Prince and Cecil Fielder are also the only father-son combination to each hit 50 MLB home runs in a season.
    On June 9, 2016, Fielder hit a home run off of Astros pitcher Collin McHugh that unexpectedly broke a fan's smartphone in the crowd.
    More Details Hide Details On July 20, it was revealed that Fielder was diagnosed with C4-C5 herniations in his neck, putting his career in jeopardy. Fielder announced in a press conference on August 10 that, while he was not retiring, he would not be able to continue playing professional baseball due to his injuries.
    On April 29, 2016, in a game against the Los Angeles Angels in the bottom of the 6th inning, Fielder hit a sharp single through the shift to score Rougned Odor, making him and his father Cecil Fielder the 2nd father-son combo to both record 1,000 RBIs.
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  • 2015
    Age 30
    He finished the 2015 season with a .305 batting average, 23 home runs, and 98 RBIs.
    More Details Hide Details He had to be very patient with his power, but he said "the way I'm hitting this year, I'm fine with it."
  • TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 29
    In June 2014 Fielder underwent season ending neck surgery.
    More Details Hide Details At the time of his mid-season departure, he was batting .247 with 3 home runs and 16 RBI in 42 games. Fielder's then league-leading streak of 547 consecutive games started was ended. Nearly halfway through the season Fielder led the AL in batting average and was selected as a reserve designated hitter for the MLB All Star Game in Cincinnati. It was Fielder's sixth appearance in the All-Star Game and his fourth selection in five seasons.
  • 2013
    Age 28
    On November 20, 2013, Fielder was traded to the Texas Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler and $30 million.
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    In the 2013 ALCS he declined further, registering a .182 average with only 4 hits and RBIs.
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    Fielder hit .279 during the 2013 regular season, and his 25 home runs was the lowest total in any of his eight full major league seasons until he hit only 23 in 2015.
    More Details Hide Details He did, however, drive in 106 runs, marking the sixth time he topped 100 in his career. Fielder also played all 162 games for the third straight season, and played in his 500th consecutive game on September 24. This followed a 327-game streak that was broken in September 2010, when he played for the Brewers. (He missed one game due to severe flu symptoms.) By the end of the 2013 season, he had played in 831 of his last 832 regular season games. Fielder batted .278 in the ALDS against Oakland, registering 5 hits and RBIs.
    On July 1, Fielder was voted in as a reserve infielder in the AL player balloting for the 2013 Major League All-Star Game.
    More Details Hide Details It was his fifth career All-Star selection. During the All-Star Game, he hit a lead-off triple in the ninth inning off of Jason Grilli, he did not score but the American League still won the game 3–0.
    Fielder filed for divorce in May 2013.
    More Details Hide Details By March 2014, he and his wife had reconciled. Fielder has a tattoo on the left side of his neck that reads, "왕자", Korean for "Prince". At one time it was widely publicized that Prince was a vegetarian but he has since admitted that he lasted only about three months before giving it up.
  • 2012
    Age 27
    The 2012 World Series was Fielder's first career trip to the World Series.
    More Details Hide Details He compiled only a .071 batting average (1-for-14) during the World Series as the Tigers were swept in four games at the hands of the San Francisco Giants. In Game 2 of the series, Fielder was hit on the shoulder by a pitch from Giant's starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner. After Delmon Young hit a double down the left field line, Prince attempted to score. However, a relay throw from Gregor Blanco to Marco Scutaro to Buster Posey tagged Fielder out as he was sliding home. This became the first ever 7-4-2 putout in a World Series. Fielder was named AL Player of the Week for April 8–14. He hit .632 during the week (12-for-19) with 11 RBIs and 22 total bases. He finished the month of April with a .301 batting average, 7 home runs, and 27 RBIs.
    Some in the sports media have given Fielder at least partial credit for teammate Cabrera winning the Triple Crown of batting in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details With Fielder hitting behind him in the Tiger order, Cabrera's walks declined from 108 the previous season to just 66, giving him more opportunities to hit home runs and drive in runs. Cabrera would later confirm in a June 2013 Sports Illustrated article: "You can see a difference. They pitch to me more I see a lot of good pitches."
    Fielder finished the 2012 regular season with a career-best .313 batting average.
    More Details Hide Details He hit 30 home runs, giving him six straight seasons with at least 30 long balls, and drove in 108 runs for his fifth career 100-plus RBI season. He also had an on-base percentage of .412, his fourth straight season with an OBP above .400. He played in all 162 games for Detroit, his third such season in his career, and he led the American League in being hit by pitches (17).
    On July 9, 2012, Fielder became the 2012 Home Run Derby champion, hitting 12 home runs in the third and final round over José Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays.
    More Details Hide Details This is Fielder's second win in the derby, his first coming in 2009. Fielder became the first participant to win for both the National and American League, and joined Ken Griffey, Jr. as the only two players to win multiple Derbies.
    Fielder was also selected by American League captain, Robinson Canó, to participate in the 2012 Home Run Derby.
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    In his first season in the American League, he was voted to the 2012 All-Star team as a starter.
    More Details Hide Details It is his fourth All-Star appearance overall.
    Fielder hit his first two home runs as a Tiger on April 7, 2012, in a 10–0 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
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    On April 5, 2012, Fielder made his debut with the Tigers and singled in his first at bat.
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  • 2011
    Age 26
    The Tigers acquired Fielder to replace the bat of an injured Victor Martinez, the everyday designated hitter in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The acquisition of Fielder, who had only played first base in his career, required 2008–2011 first baseman Miguel Cabrera to move to third, which Cabrera was notably happy to do.
    Following the 2011 World Series, Fielder became a free agent.
    More Details Hide Details On January 26, 2012 Fielder agreed to a nine-year, $214 million contract with the Detroit Tigers to play first base and bat clean-up in the Tigers batting order. It was the largest contract in the history of the Detroit Tigers, surpassing Miguel Cabrera's contract of 8 years and $185.3 million.
    He came in third in the voting for the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player Award, behind winner and teammate Ryan Braun and Matt Kemp.
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    Through 2011, he had the second-highest career slugging percentage (.540) and OPS (.929) of any player in Brewers history, behind Braun, and was second in career home runs (230) to Robin Yount.
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    In 2011, Fielder batted .299, led the National League in intentional walks (32, a Brewers record), was second in the league in home runs (38), and was third in slugging percentage (.566).
    More Details Hide Details On defense, he led the majors in errors committed by a first baseman (15) and had the lowest fielding percentage of all first basemen (.990).
  • 2009
    Age 24
    Fielder won the 2009 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby in St Louis.
    More Details Hide Details Fielder began the Derby with a Rickie Weeks bat, but quickly switched to one of Ryan Braun's because it was longer and gave him more plate coverage. He made the finals with seventeen home runs after the first two rounds, eliminating local favorites Albert Pujols and Ryan Howard. He then beat former Brewers teammate Nelson Cruz with six homers in the final round. His twenty-three long balls tied for the sixth-most in the Derby's history. He also hit the longest home run of the Derby at 503 feet. On August 4, Fielder was involved in an incident with Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Guillermo Mota. With two outs in the ninth inning, Mota hit Fielder with a pitch on the leg, apparently in retaliation for Mota's teammate Manny Ramirez being hit in the hand by Brewers pitcher Chris Smith. Mota was ejected. After the 17–4 Dodgers victory, Fielder went to the Dodgers clubhouse in an effort to confront Mota. The Dodgers security guards stopped Fielder from entering, though the incident was captured by a television crew. Both Mota and Fielder were fined by Major League Baseball for their roles in the incident.
    Fielder was one of four NL first basemen who made the 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, joining starter Albert Pujols and fellow reservists Adrian Gonzalez and Ryan Howard.
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    Fielder hit his first career grand slam against Rafael Perez of the Cleveland Indians on June 15, 2009, at Progressive Field.
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  • 2008
    Age 23
    After the 2008 season Fielder was seeking an $8 million salary in 2009, while the Brewers filed for $6 million.
    More Details Hide Details On January 23 the Brewers and Fielder avoided arbitration and finalized a two-year $18 million contract.
    Fielder ended the 2008 regular season with a .276 batting average, 34 home runs, 102 RBIs, 86 runs and 84 walks.
    More Details Hide Details The Brewers finished 90–72, earning the NL Wild Card on the final day of the regular season, their first postseason berth as a National League club and their first since losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1982 World Series. They faced the Philadelphia Phillies and were eliminated in four. Fielder hit the Brewers' only home run of the series, in Game 4.
  • 2007
    Age 22
    Fielder earned the Milwaukee Brewers Team MVP award, the Player's Choice NL Outstanding Player award, 2007 Silver Slugger award, and was voted the National League's Hank Aaron Award winner.
    More Details Hide Details Unable to come up with an agreement for a long-term contract with the Brewers, Fielder and his agent, Scott Boras, signed a one-year, $670,000 deal with the Brewers. Fielder was quoted saying, "I'm not happy about it at all", showing his disappointment in not being able to reach an agreement with the club. On June 19, Fielder hit the second inside-the-park home run of his career, against the Toronto Blue Jays. On August 4, Fielder and teammate Manny Parra got into a scuffle in the dugout during a game against the Cincinnati Reds in which Parra was the starting pitcher. They were having a brief conversation, which led to Parra throwing his jacket down and Fielder shoving him. Fielder had to be restrained by teammates Ray Durham, Dave Bush, J. J. Hardy, Ryan Braun, and pitching coach Mike Maddux. ESPN reported that night that the dispute was over Parra heading back to the clubhouse after being pulled from the game instead of staying in the dugout to watch the Brewers bat in the next inning. Baseball Tonight also reports the exchange was started when Parra told Fielder to "get off his fat ass and play defense." Manager Ned Yost said reporters asking questions about the incident was as rude as "going over to the neighbors' house after they've been fighting and asking about it."
    In 2007, he led all major league first basemen in errors, with fourteen, and was last among eligible major league first basemen in range factor (8.49).
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    Fielder ranked first in the National League in home runs (50) in his MVP-caliber 2007 season, was second in slugging percentage to teammate Ryan Braun (.618), second in at bats per home run (11.5) and OPS (1.013), third in RBIs (119) and extra base hits (87), fourth in total bases (354) and hit by pitch (14), fifth in intentional walks (21) and sacrifice flies (8), seventh in runs (109) and times on base (269), and ninth in walks (90).
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    The younger Fielder also saw his contention in the 2007 NL MVP race as a way of proving his father wrong, but gets little else from the rift but motivation saying, "You've got to look at who's saying it.
    More Details Hide Details Let's be honest. He's not really the brightest guy."
    On September 15, 2007, Fielder broke the Brewers franchise record for home runs in a season, hitting his forty-sixth in a game against the Cincinnati Reds.
    More Details Hide Details The record was previously jointly held by Richie Sexson (twice) and Gorman Thomas. On September 25, Fielder became the youngest player ever to reach fifty home runs in a season, joining his estranged father in the exclusive club. Fielder has stated that he hopes to surpass his father's total of 51 home runs in a season (1990) as a way of exorcising the demons that have come with being the son of a prominent major leaguer. "A lot of people said that's the only reason I got drafted... I don't mind people comparing me to him but I'm a completely different player. One day I want people to mention my name and not have to mention his", Fielder has said. Earlier in the season, Cecil Fielder had told a magazine that it was his famous name that led to his son being such a highly touted prospect.
    On August 13, 2007, Fielder was featured on a magazine cover for the first time when he was featured on the August 13, 2007, issue of ESPN The Magazine.
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    Fielder had a strong first half in 2007, earning a start at first base in the 2007 All-Star game over the previous two MVP winners, Ryan Howard (2006) and Albert Pujols (2005).
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  • 2006
    Age 21
    Fielder led all major league rookies with twenty-eight homers in the 2006 season.
    More Details Hide Details On defense, he had the lowest zone rating among NL first basemen, .804.
    Fielder did not get off to a great start in the 2006 regular season, going 0–9 with 7 strikeouts.
    More Details Hide Details In his twelfth at-bat, Fielder delivered a game-winning hit that drove home Geoff Jenkins for the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fielder was named the National League's Rookie of the Month for April. With his eighteenth home run of the year, Fielder broke the Brewers' rookie home run record previously held by Greg Vaughn.
    After the Brewers traded Overbay to the Toronto Blue Jays, Fielder became the Brewers' starting first baseman in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details He was an early favorite for National League Rookie of the Year.
  • 2005
    Age 20
    Fielder was named after the musician Prince. He married his wife Chanel in 2005 during the Triple-A All-Star break while playing for the Nashville Sounds.
    More Details Hide Details They have two children named Jadyn and Haven.
    On June 15, 2005, he collected his first major league hit, a double, off Hideo Nomo, and drove in his first big league run with his second hit of the night at Tampa Bay.
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    Fielder was again called up to the Majors on August 17, 2005, and went on to finish the season with the Brewers, where he was used as a pinch-hitter.
    More Details Hide Details He was the 6th-youngest player in the league.
    Fielder earned his first call-up to Major League Baseball on June 13, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details He served as the designated hitter for the Brewers during interleague play. With Lyle Overbay serving as the Brewers' regular first baseman, Fielder was sent back down to the Sounds after the end of interleague play.
    Fielder began the 2005 season with the Nashville Sounds of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2003
    Age 18
    Fielder spent the 2003 season with Beloit, and was promoted to the Huntsville Stars of the Class AA Southern League for the 2004 season.
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  • 2002
    Age 17
    The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Fielder in the first round, with the seventh overall selection, of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft.
    More Details Hide Details He signed with the Brewers, and began his professional career in minor league baseball with the Ogden Raptors of the Rookie-level Pioneer League. He was promoted to the Beloit Snappers of the Class A Midwest League that season.
    He was named by Florida Today as the All-Space Coast Player of the Year in 2002.
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    He was selected in the first round of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft by the Brewers out of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida, and spent the first seven years of his MLB career with the Brewers before signing with the Detroit Tigers in January 2012.
    More Details Hide Details In November 2013, he was traded to the Rangers, where he ended his playing career due to injury. Fielder is a six-time All-Star and was previously the iron man leader for consecutive games played with 547 consecutive games. The streak ended in May 2014 when Fielder underwent season-ending neck surgery. He holds the Brewers' team record for home runs in a season, and is the league's youngest player to hit 50 home runs in a season. He became the first Brewer to win the Home Run Derby, defeating Nelson Cruz in the final round of the 2009 derby. He also won the 2012 derby, joining Ken Griffey, Jr. and Yoenis Céspedes as the only players to win more than one derby and becoming the first player to win the Derby as both an American League and a National League All-Star.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Born
    Born on May 9, 1984.
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