Our Favorite Tigers of all Time: #10: Cecil Fielder

Name: Cecil Grant Fielder, aka “Big Daddy”

Years with the Tigers: 1990-1996

World Series Rings with the Tigers: 0, though he did get one with the Yankees in ’96.

Where is he today?: No idea; was released from the Cleveland Indians in ’98 and allegedly had some gambling and debt problems in the years following, but no clue as to his whereabouts now. If you know, please let us know in the comments section.


Quote: (made after his first and only career stolen base in a game against the Minnesota Twins): “The pressure is off now,” Fielder said. “He (manager Buddy Bell) might start moving me a little more now that he has seen me run. Hopefully he won’t.”

Why, oh why, did you pick him?: Cecil Fielder was Detroit’s baseball superstar when the team had few things to be happy about. He also showed that good baseball players don’t have to be skinny to make an impact.

Fielder was the 11th player in the majors to hit the 50-home run mark and is the only Tiger ever to hit 25 or more homers in 6 consecutive seasons. Big Daddy led the league in homers from 1990-1995 and played on the All-Star team in 1990, 1991 and 1993.

Another accolade of Cecil’s: at three separate times during his career, the big guy hit 3 home runs in a single game. Wikipedia also notes that Fielder is one of four players to ever hit a home run over Tiger Stadium’s left-field roof.

Photo from Homerun Kings.

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