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Encyclopedia > Cecil Fielder
Cecil Fielder
First base/Designated hitter
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 20, 1985 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Final game
September 13, 1998 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Batting average     .255
Home runs     319
RBI     1008
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Cecil Grant Fielder (born September 21, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player who was a popular slugger with the Toronto Blue Jays (1985-88), 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. He was often criticized for being overweight. The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... David Ortiz standing in the batters box as a designated hitter in a 2006 game. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Cecil Fielder, built for power at 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, gained Detroit's attention by hitting 38 home runs in Japan's Central League in 1989. He was playing for the Hanshin Tigers, who had signed him away from the Toronto Blue Jays after the '88 season. A part-time first and third baseman for the Blue Jays, Fielder had batted 31 homers with 84 runs batted in during four seasons. With Toronto, he earned $125,000 per season; the Hanshin Tigers paid him $1,050,000, 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. He became a hero to the local baseball fans that nicknamed him "Wild Bear" (wild, in Japan, is the image of power; bear, for his hulking presence). See also: Central League (football) The Central League (セントラル・リーグ Sentoraru Riigu) is one of Japans two major professional baseball leagues (the other is the Pacific League). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hanshin Tigers ) are a Nippon Professional Baseball team based in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, and are in the Central League. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... A chauffeur in Japan A driver in Kerala A chauffeur is one who drives an automobile as a job. ... Look up Hulk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Hulk may refer to: Hulk (comics), a comic book superhero in the Marvel Comics universe Hulk (film), a 2003 film based on the comic book character, directed by Ang Lee Hulk (ship), a type of ships Hulk (roller coaster), a roller coaster...


Once again in the majors with the Detroit Tigers, Fielder, with his 51-homer, 132 RBI year in 1990, became one of the biggest stories of the season - and perhaps the biggest bargain in the sport (he earned $1.25 million). 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 1938. Fielder, whose previous high mark was 14 with Toronto in 1987, provided a sudden and unexpected emergence as a legitimate slugger. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Bennett Park (1894-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (10) 2006 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 1940... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the 1990s, Fielder built a reputation for clutch hitting and power, though the Tigers continued to be no better than mediocre. His new fans nicknamed him Big Daddy, for his big smile, peaceful temperament, and prodigious home runs.


In his six-year tenure with Detroit, Fielder had four consecutive 30-homer and 100-RBI seasons, and if the 1994 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 became the only Tiger ever to hit at least 25 homers in six consecutive seasons. No player in Detroit history had hit as many over a six-year period (219), and no major league player had more home runs between 1990-95. In 1990, Fielder became the fourth American League player to have two 3-home run games in a season. Rickey Henderson and Cal Ripken, Jr. narrowly edged him for the AL's MVP Award in 1990 and 1991, respectively. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958) is baseballs major-league all-time leader in stolen bases, by a very wide margin [1]. He is also its most prolific run scorer ever. ... Calvin Edwin Ripken, Jr. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ...


Fielder was a member of the All-Star Team in 1990, 1991, and 1993. He was inducted in the Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994. He was traded to the New York Yankees on July 31, 1996, winning the World Series with them that year. He later played for the Anaheim Angels and Cleveland Indians between 1997 and 1998. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Primary Logo Alternate Logo The Kinston Indians are a minor league baseball team in Kinston, North Carolina. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 153 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2002 AL Pennants (1) 2002 West Division titles (5) 2005 â€¢ 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1982 1979 Wild card berths (1) 2002 Major league nicknames Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-present) Anaheim Angels (1997... This article is becoming very long. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ...


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 and 1 career stolen base which he recorded in a game against the Minnesota Twins. Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Barry Bonds holds the MLB record for highest slugging average in a season (.863). ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is credited to a batter and against a pitcher when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960) a. ...


In October 2004, The Detroit News reported that Fielder was suffering from extensive domestic and gambling problems. 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. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Detroit News is one of the two major newspapers in Detroit, Michigan, the other being the Detroit Free Press. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... In English and American law, and systems based on them, libel and slander are two forms of defamation (or defamation of character), which is the tort or delict of making a false statement of fact that injures someones reputation. ... Gannett Company, Inc. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


Fielder's son, Prince, is a talented young first baseman who the Milwaukee Brewers selected in the 1st round of the 2002 amateur draft. Currently he is the Brewers' starting first baseman. Although Fielder was originally involved in his son's professional career, even negotiating his first contract, Prince and his family are no longer on speaking terms with Fielder. Prince Semien Fielder (b. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 19, 34, 42, 44 Name Milwaukee Brewers (1970–present) Seattle Pilots (1969) Ballpark Miller Park (2001–present) County Stadium (1970-2000) Sicks Stadium (Seattle) (1969) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


See also

In Major League Baseball, the 50 home run club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have hit 50 or more home runs in a single season. ... In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... The following is a list of father-and-son combinations who have played or managed in Major League Baseball, plus a few grandfathers with grandsons. ...

Trivia

  • Fielder was the 3rd American League player (6th overall) in the modern era to lead the league in RBIs in three consecutive seasons.
  • Fielder's first name is pronounced "Sessel".

Tiger Stadium is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (b. ... Frank Oliver Howard (born August 8, 1936 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder/first baseman, coach and manager. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Milwaukee County Stadium (locally known as just County Stadium) was a ballpark in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1953 to 2000. ...

External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis
  • Baseball Library
  • The Baseball Page
  • Poor tale of Cecil Fielder - USA Today 10/18/2004
Preceded by
Fred McGriff
American League Home Run Champion
1990-1991
(1991 with Jose Canseco)
Succeeded by
Juan Gonzalez
Preceded by
Ruben Sierra
American League RBI Champion
1990-1992
Succeeded by
Albert Belle
Preceded by
Tom Glavine
Babe Ruth Award
1996
Succeeded by
Moises Alou

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Cecil Fielder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (842 words)
Cecil Grant Fielder (born September 21, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player who was a popular slugger with the Toronto Blue Jays (1985-88), Detroit Tigers (1990-96), New York Yankees (1996-97), Anaheim Angels and Cleveland Indians (both in 1998).
Fielder, whose previous high mark was 14 with Toronto in 1987, provided a sudden and unexpected emergence as a legitimate slugger.
Fielder's son, Prince, is a talented young first baseman who the Milwaukee Brewers selected in the 1st round of the 2002 amateur draft.
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