Upsetting look from Cecil Fielder helped Tigers’ Prince Fielder forge his iron man approach


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When he was 12 years old, Prince Fielder was playing in a youth-league game and fouled a ball off his shin. He limped off the field and didn’t return. His father, onetime home run champion Cecil Fielder, asked what happened. Prince said he was a little hurt. Cecil said, “Huh.” He walked away. His face seared itself into Prince’s psyche.

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