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Fred Dwight Whitfield
Birth: Jan. 7, 1938
Vandiver
Shelby County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 2013
Gadsden
Etowah County
Alabama, USA

Major League Baseball Player. For nine seasons (1962 to 1970), he played at the first-baseman position with the St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds and Montreal Expos. Born Fred Dwight Whitfield, he was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cardinals in 1956 and marked his Major League debut with them on May 27th, 1962; he recorded 42 hits in 73 games. After he was acquired by Cleveland in late 1962, he yielded his best body of work while an Indian. In three out of four years (1963, 1965 and 1966), he topped the 20 home run mark for which included his career-high 27 in 1966. In 1965, he drove-in 90 runs (5th in the league) with a .293 batting average. In 817 regular season games, he compiled 578 hits with a .253 lifetime batting average. After retiring from baseball, Whitfield worked for an electronics company in his native Alabama. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Helen Leverton Whitfield (1941 - 2013)*
 
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Burial:
Lawley's Chapel Cemetery
Shelby County
Alabama, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Feb 03, 2013
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Fred Dwight Whitfield
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