‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #17
1986 Fleer – Card #653 – AKA – ‘The Cecil Fielder Rookie Card’
Cecil Fielder – ‘Big Daddy’ was one of the premier home run hitters during the 1980’s. When most of the league’s top sluggers were struggling to crush 30 bombs a year, Cecil Fielder was routinely out-slugging them in record fashion. After a 4-year stint with Toronto that resulted in very little playing time, Fielder played in Japan for a year before returning to the big leagues and joining the Detroit Tigers. The next 8 years resulted in 284 home runs, 3 All-star selections, and 2 Silver Slugger awards. Fielder went on to win 1 World Series in 1996 as a member of the New York Yankees.
Cory Snyder – Snyder had and still has a cult-like following. A member of the 1984 Olympic team that represented the United States, Snyder’s professional career looked like it would be a mighty one. Unfortunately sub-par season after sub-par season led to just a 9-year career in the majors. Snyder left the game with 902 career hits, 149 home runs, 488 RBI, and no post season memories.
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Cecil Fielder turns 46 years old today!!
As mighty of a power hitter as there ever has been, Cecil Fielder is the owner of some of the biggest, and longest home runs hit in the last 30 years!!
To say he is known for one thing is a fair statement. That happens when you bash 51, 44, 35, 30, 38, 31, and 39 home runs in consecutive seasons. But Fielder’s game was a bit more well-rounded than his power numbers may hint at. ‘Big Daddy’ had 7 straight seasons with at least 100 hits or more and he also had two seasons where he scored 100+ runs.
Cecil Fielder is a 3-time All-Star, 2-time Silver Slugger winner, and a World Series champion.
For his birthday, I’d like to give him back the first 4 years of his career. From 1985-88, Fielder was ‘stuck’ in Toronto and was unable to break into the Blue Jays line-up with any regularity. In 4 years, he played in just 220 games. With his first 220 games in Detroit Cecil bashed over 70 homers. Imagine if were able to replicate that while with Toronto – WOW!!!
Happy Birthday Cecil Fielder!!!
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The world was a better place. A place where dads and kids got along.
Cecil Fielder and his son Prince were 2 peas in a pod during Prince’s youth. In fact, I recall several times during Cecil’s home run hitting days in Detroit that we would see a young Prince around him and the team. Who knew some twenty years ago that these two would be our first ever Father/Son 50 HR club members…
It’s a shame that these two can’t even be in the same room together…
Hat tip to Mario from Wax Heaven for the video clip!! Thank you.
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