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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09 May 1984
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Extra Bases: Appreciating Prince Fielder’s Swing
NYTimes - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 2 years
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 studyin...
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A-Rod Should Have Won the Comeback Player of the Year Award, Hands Down
Huffington Post - over 2 years
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 g...
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Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup
Yahoo News - over 2 years
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 3 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 3 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 an...
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No, I Won't Be Losing Weight for My Wedding
Huffington Post - almost 3 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 afra...
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10 Major League Baseball Players Who Underwent the Knife Last Season: An Update for 2015
Huffington Post Sports - almost 3 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 pat...
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AL Central Preview: Minnesota Twins set to struggle once again
isports web - almost 3 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 ...
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Rangers' Fielder scheduled for season-ending surgery
Yahoo News - almost 4 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 - almost 4 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 4 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. ...
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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.
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    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.
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    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.
  • 2015
    Age 30
    He finished the 2015 season with a .305 batting average, 23 home runs, and 98 RBIs.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 29
    In June 2014 Fielder underwent season ending neck surgery.
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  • 2013
    Age 28
    On November 20, 2013, Fielder was traded to the Texas Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler and $30 million.
    In the 2013 ALCS he declined further, registering a .182 average with only 4 hits and RBIs.
    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.
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    On July 1, Fielder was voted in as a reserve infielder in the AL player balloting for the 2013 Major League All-Star Game.
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    Fielder filed for divorce in May 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 27
    The 2012 World Series was Fielder's first career trip to the World Series.
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    Some in the sports media have given Fielder at least partial credit for teammate Cabrera winning the Triple Crown of batting in 2012.
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    Fielder finished the 2012 regular season with a career-best .313 batting average.
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    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.
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    Fielder was also selected by American League captain, Robinson Canó, to participate in the 2012 Home Run Derby.
    In his first season in the American League, he was voted to the 2012 All-Star team as a starter.
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    Fielder hit his first two home runs as a Tiger on April 7, 2012, in a 10–0 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
    On April 5, 2012, Fielder made his debut with the Tigers and singled in his first at bat.
  • 2011
    Age 26
    The Tigers acquired Fielder to replace the bat of an injured Victor Martinez, the everyday designated hitter in 2011.
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    Following the 2011 World Series, Fielder became a free agent.
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    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.
    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.
    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).
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  • 2009
    Age 24
    Fielder won the 2009 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby in St Louis.
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    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.
    Fielder hit his first career grand slam against Rafael Perez of the Cleveland Indians on June 15, 2009, at Progressive Field.
  • 2008
    Age 23
    After the 2008 season Fielder was seeking an $8 million salary in 2009, while the Brewers filed for $6 million.
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    Fielder ended the 2008 regular season with a .276 batting average, 34 home runs, 102 RBIs, 86 runs and 84 walks.
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  • 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.
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    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).
    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).
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
    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).
  • 2006
    Age 21
    Fielder led all major league rookies with twenty-eight homers in the 2006 season.
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    Fielder did not get off to a great start in the 2006 regular season, going 0–9 with 7 strikeouts.
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    After the Brewers traded Overbay to the Toronto Blue Jays, Fielder became the Brewers' starting first baseman in 2006.
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  • 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.
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    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.
    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.
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    Fielder earned his first call-up to Major League Baseball on June 13, 2005.
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    Fielder began the 2005 season with the Nashville Sounds of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    Age 17
    The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Fielder in the first round, with the seventh overall selection, of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft.
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    He was named by Florida Today as the All-Space Coast Player of the Year in 2002.
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Born
    Born on May 9, 1984.
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