Written by: Brett J. Pietrzak – Vice President (@GrandstandBJP)
Texas Ranger’s first baseman and designated hitter, Price Fielder, was originally expected to announce his retirement from Major League Baseball. But now, it is being reported that Fielder will be ruled medically disabled, which means he will not retire, and will now be able to collect more than $100 million that he is owed from the Texas Rangers. Nonetheless, Prince Fielder’s respected career is over.
Fielder, who began his career with the Milwaukee Brewers and spent time with the Detroit Tigers, was a perennial power source ever since his rookie season. Unfortunately, two major neck surgeries in a span of 27-months are going to end his career.
Fielder will finish his career with a lifetime average of .283, while slugging 319 home runs, and totaling 1028 RBIs. Prince Fielder enjoyed his best season as a pro in 2007, when he led Major League Baseball in home runs with 50.The son of former Tigers’ slugger, Cecil Fielder, Prince was able to lead the brewers to a playoff berth in 2008.
Prince, along with his favorite teammate, Ryan Braun, were a constant source of entertainment. Sit back and enjoy some of the long bombs Prince Fielder was able to blast in his abbreviated career.