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Thread: Fred Whitfield and Chuck Hinton players, former Indians players, pass away

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    Fred Whitfield and Chuck Hinton players, former Indians players, pass away

    Both players were longtime Indians, with Whitfield spending five years with the team and Hinton six.

    Fred Dwight Whitfield Sr., of Vandiver, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 31, 2013, at the age of 75.
    He is survived by his wife, Helen Leverton Whitfield; one daughter, Tammy Acre (Mike); five sons, Fred Whitfield Jr. (Lynn), Teddy Whitfield (Debbie), Jeff Whitfield (Jan), Max Whitfield (Tracy), Derek Whitfield (Tammy); and granddaughter by birth, daughter by choice, Cherie Bailey; as well as a host of loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one sister, Joy Wear.

    Fred enjoyed a 13-year professional baseball career and retired from Anderson Electric. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed playing bluegrass and gospel music on his guitar.
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    Brooklyn, NY
    They actually played next to each other at times (Hinton at 2B, "Wingy" at 1B). Odd that their deaths should have been so close together.


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