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Darren Fidge

Darren Fidge 14 P

Adelaide Bite

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name:
  • Age: 44 (12 November, 1974)
  • Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 188 cm Wt: 95 kg
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Darren Fidge Career Stats

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Darren Fidge  14 P

  • Full Name: Darren P Fidge
  • Born: 12 November, 1974
  • Age: 44
  • Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 188 cm
  • Weight: 95 kg

The legendary Fidge turned 40 a day before the Bite's first home series and will play his 21st season in professional baseball this year. A mainstay of South Australia state and club teams for the past 20 years, he's had an illustrious career which includes appearances for Australia, the Minnesota Twins, the London Werewolves (Ontario, Canada) and the Catskill Cougars (New York). At just 17 years of age, he became the tenth Australian to sign with a Major League club, signing with the Minnesota Twins as an international free agent in 1992. The year after making his professional debut in America, Fidge made his first appearance in the old ABL, and continued to ply his trade year-round in the States and Down Under. He had his best professional season in 1995, posting a 6-5 record and 3.68 ERA in 17 starts for the Fort Wayne Wizards of the Class A Midwest League.

He was released by the Twins before the 1998 season, and spent the next three years playing in independent leagues in the US, making appearances with the Kalamazoo Kodiaks and London Werewolves of the Frontier League and the Catskill Cougars of the Northern League East. He retired from American pro baseball after the 2000 season, returning home to South Australia to pursue his other main passion: fitness. In fact, his passion for fitness is one of the things that kept Fidge in perfect playing shape for so long and helped him transform the culture of South Australian baseball in the process. Fidge worked as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, pool operator and gym manager before joining the Australian Institute of Fitness as a Training Team Captain in 2002.