On This Day

Cecil Fielder

Full Name: Cecil Grant Fielder
Profession: Fist baseman / designated hitter

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Cecil Fielder was one of the premier baseball power hitters in the 1980s and 1990s.

In the mid-80s he made his MLB debut for the Toronto Blue Jays and then played a season in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers. However his career best baseball came on his return to the Detroit Tigers 1990-96.

With the Tigers, Fielder was a 3-time All-Star, 2-time Silver Slugger Award winner, 2-time AL home run leader and 3-time AL RBI leader. He also won a World Series with the Atlanta Braves in 1996.

Together with son Prince, the Fielders are the only father and son to both have 50-home run seasons in MLB history. They share a 319 career home run record, tied for 120th on the career MLB home run list.

Born: September 21, 1963
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Age: 58 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo


Historical Events

  • 1990-01-15 In a shrewd move, Detroit Tigers sign 1st baseman Cecil Fielder who spent previous season in Japan; hits 51 homers this MLB season and becomes a premier power hitter for most of the 1990s
  • 1990-06-06 For 2nd time this season, Cecil Fielder belts 3 home runs in a game
  • 1990-10-03 Detroit 1st baseman Cecil Fielder becomes 11th player in MLB history to hit 50 HRs in a season; 50th & 51st in 10-3 win v NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium
  • 1996-04-02 Detroit Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder steals 1st base in 1,097th career game, a 10-6 win at Minnesota Twins; longest duration in MLB history without a stolen base
  • 1997-04-20 Mark McGwire is 4th to HR on Detroit Tiger left field roof (others are Frank Howard, Harmon Killibrew, & Cecil Fielder)
  • 1997-09-21 NY Yankee Cecil Fielder hits his 300th HR

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