Cecil Fielder’s Home Run Joyride Nearly 20 Years Ago

Posted: 21st November 2009 by Greg Eno in MLB
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IÆm a little early on this, I admit. IÆm jumping the gun, but this time they canÆt call me back to the starting blocks. You heard it here first, then. When the Tigers gather for spring training in about three monthsùit canÆt get here fast enough, by the wayùit will be 2010 and you can say it. ItÆll be 20 years since Cecil Fielder knocked 51 homers out of the confines of American League ballparks on behalf of the Tigers. Yepù1990. Even the most mathematically challenged can figure out that 2010 minus 20 equals 1990. Go ahead and use a calculator anyway, if you wish. But youÆll get 20 years since Cecil clubbed his way into the history books. Fifty dingers might not seem like much nowadays, but no Tiger had hit that many since Hank Greenberg was thrilling the folks at Briggs Stadium ...

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