Dee Fondy Stats

Dee Fondy was born on Friday, October 31, 1924, in Slaton, Texas. Fondy was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 17, 1951, with the Chicago Cubs. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Dee Fondy baseball stats page.

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"Dee Fondy was one of my favorite people. He had a great sense of humor. He and I used to kid each other a lot." - Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig in The Day (August 20, 1999, 'Dee Fondy, 74', Page 9)

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Dee Fondy Autograph on a 1955 Bowman Baseball Card (#224 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1955bow01' title='1955 Bowman Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Dee Fondy Autograph on a 1955 Bowman Baseball Card (#224 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Dee Virgil Fondy
Nickname:
None
Born On:
10-31-1924  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Slaton, Texas
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-19-1999 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Redlands, California
Cemetery:
Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, California
High School:
San Bernardino High School (San Bernardino, CA)
College:
San Bernardino Valley College
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
196
First Game:
04-17-1951 (Age 26)
Last Game:
09-21-1958
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Dee Fondy Pitching Stats

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Dee Fondy Hitting Stats

1951 27 Cubs 49 170 23 46 7 2 3 0 20 11 0 20 2 0 1 2 .271 .319 .388
1952 28 Cubs 145 554 69 166 21 9 10 1 67 28 4 60 4 3 1 14 .300 .333 .424
1953 29 Cubs 150 595 79 184 24 11 18 0 78 44 3 106 1 2 1 6 .309 .357 .477
1954 30 Cubs 141 568 77 162 30 4 9 0 49 35 2 84 2 4 1 9 .285 .326 .400
1955 31 Cubs 150 574 69 152 23 8 17 0 65 35 6 87 3 4 2 9 .265 .307 .422
1956 32 Cubs 137 543 52 146 22 9 9 0 46 20 5 74 7 10 0 4 .269 .290 .392
1957 33 Cubs 11 51 3 16 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 9 0 0 0 2 .314 .314 .412
1957 33 Pirates 95 323 42 101 13 2 2 0 35 25 0 59 4 4 1 5 .313 .360 .384
1958 34 Redlegs 89 124 23 27 1 1 1 0 11 5 0 27 1 1 0 1 .218 .246 .266
8 Years 967 3,502 437 1,000 144 47 69 1 373 203 20 526 24 28 7 52 .286 .324 .413

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Dee Fondy Fielding Stats

1951 Cubs 1B 44 42 1,122 424 9.6 414 387 27 10 40 n/a n/a n/a .976 9.96
1952 Cubs 1B 143 141 3,789 1,374 9.6 1,360 1,257 103 14 92 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.69
1953 Cubs 1B 149 146 3,804 1,407 9.4 1,389 1,274 115 18 105 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.86
1954 Cubs 1B 138 133 3,594 1,356 9.8 1,347 1,228 119 9 129 n/a n/a n/a .993 10.12
1955 Cubs 1B 147 147 3,939 1,424 9.7 1,411 1,304 107 13 135 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.67
1956 Cubs 1B 133 132 3,513 1,159 8.7 1,142 1,048 94 17 101 n/a n/a n/a .985 8.78
1957 Cubs 1B 11 11 294 110 10.0 109 103 6 1 10 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.01
1957 Pirates 1B 73 71 1,953 766 10.5 752 698 54 14 63 n/a n/a n/a .982 10.40
1958 Redlegs 1B 36 9 426 153 4.3 151 135 16 2 15 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.57
1958 Redlegs LF 7 4 123 8 1.1 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.76
1958 Redlegs RF 15 7 207 15 1.0 15 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.96
1B Totals 874 832 22,434 8,173 9.4 8,075 7,434 641 98 690 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.72
RF Totals 15 7 207 15 1.0 15 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.96
LF Totals 7 4 123 8 1.1 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.76
8 Years 896 843 22,764 8,196 9.1 8,098 7,457 641 98 690 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.60

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Dee Fondy Miscellaneous Stats

1951 Cubs 5 6 .455 5 0 n/a 56.7 8.5 8.5 - - -
1952 Cubs 13 11 .542 2 0 n/a 55.4 9.2 8.3 - - -
1953 Cubs 10 7 .588 2 0 n/a 33.1 5.6 7.6 - - -
1954 Cubs 20 5 .800 4 4 n/a 63.1 6.8 11.6 - - -
1955 Cubs 8 9 .471 1 2 n/a 33.8 6.6 8.8 - - -
1956 Cubs 9 7 .563 5 0 n/a 60.3 7.3 11.8 - - -
1957 Cubs 1 2 .333 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.7 25.5 - - -
1957 Pirates 11 5 .688 24 0 n/a 161.5 5.5 9.2 - - -
1958 Redlegs 7 1 .875 26 36 n/a 124.0 4.6 11.3 - - -
8 Years 84 53 .613 69 42 n/a 50.8 6.7 9.4 - - -

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Dee Fondy Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1951 Chicago Cubs 40 $4,800.00 - -
1952 Chicago Cubs 40 $7,100.00 - -
1953 Chicago Cubs 40 $8,200.00 - -
1954 Chicago Cubs 40 $9,400.00 - -
1955 Chicago Cubs 40 $12,500.00 - -
1956 Chicago Cubs 40 $12,500.00 - -
1957 Chicago Cubs 40 $15,000.00 - -
1957 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 "     " - -
1958 Cincinnati Redlegs 19 $13,500.00 - -
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Did you know that on September 24, 1957 , Dee Fondy came up to the plate in the top of the ninth inning, faced off against Danny McDevitt , and became the last player to bat in Ebbets Field ? The Pirates lost to the Dodgers 2-0 that sadly historic day, Fondy grounded out (SS-1B / Don Zimmer - Jim Gentile ) for the final out of the game.
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Ebbets Field | Ebbets Field Postcard | Baseball Almanac Collection

On April 17, 1951 , Dee Fondy made his big league debut. Considered one of the fastest prospects in the minor leagues (a 9.9 second 100-yard dash), Fondy faced Ken Raffensberger in the bottom of the first inning, bases were loaded as he came to the plate, and Dee delivered, hitting a bases-clearing triple during his first Major League at-bat (RBI #1 Frank Baumholtz . RBI #2 Hank Sauer . RBI #3 Andy Pafko ).

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Dee Fondy | 1954 Bowman (#173) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Dee Fondy entered the military service with the United States Army on April 8, 1943. He was stationed at Camp Cooke, California, before serving in the European theater of operations. Fondy was among the forces which landed on Utah Beach, in Normandy, three months after D-Day, and he earned a Purple Heart after being wounded in one of the five major battles he fought in.

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