The major league slugger known from his days as a Detroit Tiger as “Big Daddy” retired a very rich man. Fred Girard in The Detroit News chronicles the unraveling of his life.
Detroit just loved Cecil Fielder, the burly Tigers slugger who ushered in the Decade of the Home Run in the early 1990s.
And Detroiters loved Fielder the family man, who doted on his son, Prince, and daughter, Ceclynn. They applauded when wife Stacey was named Mrs. Michigan, posing for pictures in her elegant Grosse Pointe Farms home.
Their storybook life seemed headed for the happiest of endings – Fielder was traded to the Yankees, eventually retired with career earnings of $47 million in salary alone, and moved his family to the largest, richest mansion in central Florida.
Now, it’s all gone.
All the money, the mansion – even the loving family unit.
Fielder is in hiding, with process servers stalking him. He is not in contact with his family, and many attempts by The Detroit News to reach him failed.
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