34 Facts About Prince Fielder

1. Prince Fielder has a tattoo on the left side of his neck that reads, "왕자", Korean for "Prince".

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2. Prince Fielder married his wife Chanel in 2005 during the Triple-A All-Star break while playing for the Nashville Sounds.

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3. On October 5, 2017, the Rangers released Prince Fielder, citing financial considerations.

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4. Prince Fielder had to be very patient with his power, but he said "the way I'm hitting this year, I'm fine with it.

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5. On November 20, 2013, Prince Fielder was traded to the Texas Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler and $30 million.

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6. On July 1, Prince 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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7. Prince Fielder played in all 162 games for Detroit, his third such season in his career, and he led the American League in being hit by pitches.

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8. Prince Fielder was selected by American League captain, Robinson Cano, to participate in the 2012 Home Run Derby.

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9. On January 26, 2012, Prince Fielder agreed to a nine-year, $214 million contract with the Detroit Tigers to play first base and bat clean-up in the Tigers batting order.

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10. Prince Fielder came in third in the voting for the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player Award, behind winner and teammate Ryan Braun and Matt Kemp.

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11. Prince Fielder became one of three Brewers who have had four 100-RBI seasons, along with Cecil Cooper and Braun.

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12. Prince Fielder was named MVP of the 82nd All Star Game, in which he hit a 3-run home run.

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13. Prince Fielder finished the season with 141 RBIs, which surpassed his father's career high of 133 in 1991.

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14. Prince Fielder set this record during a game against the Houston Astros—the team Cooper was managing at the time.

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15. Prince Fielder hit the longest home run of the Derby at 503 feet.

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16. Prince Fielder began the Derby with a Rickie Weeks bat, but quickly switched to one of Ryan Braun's because it was longer and gave him more plate coverage.

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17. Prince Fielder hit his first career grand slam against Rafael Perez of the Cleveland Indians on June 15, 2009, at Progressive Field.

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18. Prince Fielder led all major league rookies with twenty-eight homers in the 2006 season.

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19. Prince Fielder was an early favorite for National League Rookie of the Year.

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20. Prince 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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21. Prince Fielder served as the designated hitter for the Brewers during interleague play.

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22. Prince Fielder earned his first call-up to Major League Baseball on June 13, 2005.

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23. Prince Fielder spent the 2003 season with Beloit, and was promoted to the Huntsville Stars of the Class AA Southern League for the 2004 season.

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24. Prince Fielder was promoted to the Beloit Snappers of the Class A Midwest League that season.

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25. Prince Fielder signed with the Brewers, and began his professional career in minor league baseball with the Ogden Raptors of the Rookie-level Pioneer League.

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26. Prince Fielder was named by Florida Today as the All-Space Coast Player of the Year in 2002.

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27. Prince Fielder spent his first three years of high school playing at Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Florida.

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28. Prince Fielder attended Saint Edward's School in Vero Beach, Florida, for two years, where he played junior varsity baseball.

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29. Prince Fielder hit a home run off Tigers third base coach Terry Francona into the upper deck of Tiger Stadium as a 12-year-old in 1996.

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30. Prince Fielder was a fixture around his father's teams' clubhouses growing up.

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31. Prince Fielder was born right-handed, but at a very young age was converted to being a left-handed hitter by his father, baseball player Cecil Fielder.

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32. Prince Fielder ended his career with 319 home runs, the same number as his father, Cecil Fielder.

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33. Prince Fielder was released by the Rangers on October 4, 2017.

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34. Prince Fielder became the first Brewer to win the Home Run Derby, defeating Nelson Cruz in the final round of the 2009 derby.

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