Fred Sington

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Frederic William Sington (Moose)

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Introduction and majors[edit]

After starring as a football player at the University of Alabama, Fred Sington went on to play with the Washington Senators and Brooklyn Dodgers. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Although he had most of his at-bats with the Senators, Sington had a notable 17 games with the 1938 Dodgers, posting averages of .358/.493/.623. The team finished seventh in the 1938 National League and he was the team's strongest hitter.


In 1932 led two different minor leagues in HR. His .384 batting average in 1936 was far above anyone else on the Chattanooga team, including Taffy Wright, who would go on to hit .350 in the majors during his rookie year in 1938.

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