- Richest Athletes › Baseball Players
- Net Worth:
- $16 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Sep 21, 1963 (59 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- Los Angeles
- Baseball player
- United States of America
💰 Compare Cecil Fielder’s Net Worth
- Early Life
- MLB Career
- Contracts & Earnings
- Personal Life
- Florida Mansion
What is Cecil Fielder’s Net Worth?
Cecil Fielder is a former American professional baseball player who has a net worth of $16 million. Cecil Fielder was a power hitter throughout the 1980s and 1990s for the Toronto Blue Jays, Japan’s Central League Hanshin Tigers, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Anaheim Angels, and Cleveland Indians. He is the father of Prince Fielder who similarly established himself as a top power hitter in the league. They are the only father and son duo to have 50-home run seasons in MLB history.
Cecil Grant Fielder was born on September 21, 1963, in Los Angeles, California. He attended Nogales High School in La Puente and was named an All-American on the baseball team in 1981. He enrolled at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to play baseball for the UNLV Rebels.
Cecil Fielder was first drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1981, but didn’t sign a contract. A year later, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals and later traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. Fiedler made his pro playing debut on June 20, 1985, for the Blue Jays, and he played in Toronto until 1988 before joining the Hanshin Tigers in 1989. Fielder went on to play for the Detroit Tigers from 1990 until 1996, the New York Yankees from 1996 until 1997, the Anaheim Angels in 1998, and the Cleveland Indians in 1998. The right-handed first baseman and designated hitter was part of the Yankees’ 1996 World Series championship-winning team. He is a three-time MLB All-Star (1990, 1991, 1993) and a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1990, 1991). Fielder also led the American League in home runs in 1990 and 1991 and the American League in runs batted in three times from 1990 until 1992.
He finished his pro playing career with a .255 batting average to go along with 319 home runs and more than one thousand runs batted in. He became the first player to hit 50 home runs in 1990 since George Foster did it 13 years prior.
Contracts & Earnings
Early in his career with the Toronto Blue Jays, Fielder earned $125,000 per season. Cecil signed with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan for $1.05 million (the same as nearly $2 million today) for the 1989 season. In 1993, a five-year, $36 million contract with the Detroit Tigers made him the highest paid player in baseball for two seasons.
Over the course of his MLB career, Cecil Fielder earned $47 million in salary.
Following his retirement, Fielder made headlines for several alleged domestic and gambling incidents that came to light after his divorce. Fielder later filed a libel suit against the newspaper and lead reporter responsible, accusing them of slander and defamation while seeking $25 million. The trial court dismissed the suit and the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the decision.
Cecil got involved in his son, Prince Fielder’s, professional career early on, even negotiating his first contract. After a dispute as to whether this entitled Cecil to a typical agent’s fee, the father and son broke off communication until a 2012 interview in which Cecil stated they had started talking again.
Cecil Fielder managed the South Coast League’s Charlotte County Redfish in 2007 and the Atlantic City Surf of the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball in 2008. In March 2011, Fielder was named to the advisory board of the Torrington Titans.
In 1995 Cecil bought a sprawling, 25,000 square-foot mansion in Melbourne, Florida. The 12-bedroom, 14-bathroom mansion sits on 5.2 acres. Cecil listed this home for sale in March 2008 for $5.58 million. He finally sold the property in June 2010 for $1.276 million. Here is a video tour of Cecil Fielder’s former Florida mansion: