Fred Sington

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Fred Sington
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
Fred Sington
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
Career information
Position(s): T
College: University of Alabama
NFL Draft: 1957 / Round: 12 / Pick: 140
Drafted by: San Francisco 49ers

Frederic William Sington (February 24, 1910 – August 20, 1998) was an American football player. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. He would also play professional baseball as an outfielder with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Washington Senators. In 1930, Rudy Vallée wrote a song about Sington, entitled "Football Freddie", that would go on to become a nationwide hit.[1] He is buried in Birmingham's Elmwood Cemetery. While in college he was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Psi chapter at the University of Alabama.


  1. ^ 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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