|Alabama Crimson Tide - No. 43|
|Born:||February 24, 1910|
|Died:||August 20, 1998 (aged 88)|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|College Football Hall of Fame (1955)|
|Born: February 24, 1910|
|Died: August 20, 1998 (aged 88)|
|September 23, 1934, for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 16, 1939, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Runs batted in||85|
Frederic William Sington (February 24, 1910 - August 20, 1998) was an American football and baseball player. Sington was also an accomplished saxophonist. Sington was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and was Jewish. He attended Phillips High School.
Sington was a prominent two-time All America tackle for Wallace Wade's Alabama Crimson Tide football teams. 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.
In 1930, a year in which Alabama won the national championship and Sington was an All-American,Rudy Vallée wrote a song about Sington, entitled "Football Freddie", that would go on to become a nationwide hit.
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. 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.
He is buried in Birmingham's Elmwood Cemetery.
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