Tennessee State University Alum Highlight: Fred Valentine, Major League Baseball Player

Fred Valentine was featured as the 3rd best major league baseball player with the last name Valentine according to the Blog, Cheapseats.

An All-American quarterback out of Tennessee State University, Valentine opted to sign with the Orioles in 1956. The switch-hitting outfielder played seven big league seasons with the Orioles and the Washington Senators between 1959 and 1968. His best season came with the Senators in 1966, when he slugged 16 homers and swiped 22 bases. He’s currently the vice-president and secretary of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.


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