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BIG Daddy
Richard Hoffer
September 30, 1991
What a season it has been for Cecil Fielder, the reigning king of home runs, and his young Prince
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September 30, 1991

Big Daddy

What a season it has been for Cecil Fielder, the reigning king of home runs, and his young Prince

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But mostly he's happy to have these people around him, happy to belong and to have someone to take care of—a team or a son, or his brother and sister. They all amount to family. His mother remembers that Cecil would do a lot of the cooking for the family. She would prepare the meals on weekends, and then from her office at La Brea Dodge in downtown Los Angeles, she would call in the final instructions. Cecil would move about the stove, the phone cradled on his shoulder. Cooking by long distance, and he was glad to do it. "He was a loving son," she says.

These days he is pulling people even closer together, and his own marvelous son was a local call this happy summer. All that's long distance are those home runs, one after another.

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