Fred Sington
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Fred Sington

Fred Sington
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Alabama Crimson Tide - No. 43
PositionTackle
ClassGraduate
Career history
College
Bowl games
High schoolPhillips
Personal information
Born:(1910-02-24)February 24, 1910
Birmingham, Alabama
Died:August 20, 1998(1998-08-20) (aged 88)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career highlights and awards
College Football Hall of Fame (1955)
Fred Sington
Outfielder
Born: (1910-02-24)February 24, 1910
Birmingham, Alabama
Died: August 20, 1998(1998-08-20) (aged 88)
Birmingham, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 23, 1934, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
June 16, 1939, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average.271
Home runs7
Runs batted in85
Teams

Frederic William Sington (February 24, 1910 - August 20, 1998) was an American football and baseball player. Sington was also an accomplished saxophonist.[1] Sington was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and was Jewish.[2] He attended Phillips High School.[3][4]

College football

Sington was a prominent two-time All America tackle for Wallace Wade's Alabama Crimson Tide football teams.[4] While in college he was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, Psi chapter at the University of Alabama. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. Sington was chosen for an Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1920-1969 era.[5]

1930

In 1930, a year in which Alabama won the national championship and Sington was an All-American,[6]Rudy Vallée wrote a song about Sington, entitled "Football Freddie", that would go on to become a nationwide hit.[7]

Baseball

In 1932 he led the Middle Atlantic League with a batting average of .368 and a slugging percentage of .720, and in triples with 12 and home runs with 29.[8] In 1936 he was third in the Southern Association with a batting average of .384 and a slugging percentage of .589, as he led the league with 22 triples.[9]

He would also play professional baseball as an outfielder with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Washington Senators, batting .271/.382/.401.[10]

Death and burial

He is buried in Birmingham's Elmwood Cemetery.

References

  1. ^ "Did You Know That". Freeport Journal-Standard. December 5, 1929. p. 16. Retrieved 2015 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  2. ^ "Big League Jews". Jewish Sports Review. 12 (137): 21. January-February 2020.
  3. ^ Peter S. Horvitz, Joachim Horvitz. The Big Book of Jewish Baseball. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ a b Ron Ingram, Rubin E. Grant. Tales from Alabama Prep Football. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "All-Time Football Team Lists Greats of Past, Present". Gadsden Times. July 27, 1969.
  6. ^ Alan Gould (December 6, 1930). "MIDDLE WEST HOLDS EDGE IN SELECTION OF 1930 ALL-AMERICAN GRID TEAMS: POLL BY ASSOCIATED PRESS SELECTS STARS FOR MYTHICAL ELEVEN". Evening Independent.
  7. ^ Groom, 2000, p. 57.
  8. ^ "1932 Middle Atlantic League Batting Leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. January 1, 1970. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "1936 Southern Association Batting Leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. January 1, 1970. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Fred Sington Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  • Groom, Winston. The Crimson Tide - An Illustrated History. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2000. ISBN 0-8173-1051-7.

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