Fred Sington

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Fred Sington
Sington.jpg
Alabama Crimson Tide No. 43
Position Tackle
Class Graduate
Career history
College
Bowl games
High school Phillips
Personal information
Date of birth (1910-02-24)February 24, 1910
Place of birth Birmingham, Alabama
Date of death August 20, 1998(1998-08-20) (aged 88)
Place of death Birmingham, Alabama
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career highlights and awards
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
Career statistics
Batting average .271
Home runs 7
Runs batted in 85
Teams

Frederic William Sington (February 24, 1910 – August 20, 1998) was an American football and baseball player. Sington was also an accomplished saxophonist.[1]

College football[edit]

Sington was a prominent 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.[2]

1930[edit]

In 1930, a year in which Alabama won the national championship and Sington was an All-American,[3] Rudy Vallée wrote a song about Sington, entitled "Football Freddie", that would go on to become a nationwide hit.[4]

Baseball[edit]

He would also play professional baseball as an outfielder with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Washington Senators.

Death and burial[edit]

He is buried in Birmingham's Elmwood Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Did You Know That". Freeport Journal-Standard. December 5, 1929. p. 16. Retrieved March 13, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ "All-Time Football Team Lists Greats of Past, Present". Gadsden Times. July 27, 1969. 
  3. ^ Alan Gould (1930-12-06). "MIDDLE WEST HOLDS EDGE IN SELECTION OF 1930 ALL-AMERICAN GRID TEAMS: POLL BY ASSOCIATED PRESS SELECTS STARS FOR MYTHICAL ELEVEN". Evening Independent. 
  4. ^ Groom, 2000, p. 57.
  • Groom, Winston. The Crimson Tide – An Illustrated History. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2000. ISBN 0-8173-1051-7.

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