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Jacques "Jack" Fournier
Birth: Sep. 29, 1892
Au Sable
Iosco County
Michigan, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1973
Tacoma
Pierce County
Washington, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The 6-foot, 195-pound left-handed batter led the National League in home runs in 1924 and wound up hitting .313 during his 15 years in the big leagues. He was considered a notoriously poor fielding first baseman. He broke in with the Chicago White Sox after being purchased from the Boston Red Sox on May 8, 1912. On August 31, 1914, Walter Johnson relieved in the eighth inning to protect Washington's 3-2 lead, but Fournier hit his first pitch for a game-tying homer. Then he connected again in the 10th for a 4-3 victory. It marked the first time someone belted two homers in the same game against the Big Train. He hit .311 in 109 games in 1914 and then .322 the next season with 20 doubles and 18 triples. He was with the New York Yankees briefly in 1918 but played for Los Angeles of the Pacific Coast League from 1917 to 1919. The Cardinals traded first baseman Art Griggs, catcher Grover Hartley, pitcher Claud Thomas and infielder Jim McAuley to the Angels on February 9, 1920 to land the first baseman. He batted .306 for the Redbirds in 1920 with 33 doubles and 14 triples. He followed that with .343 with 27 doubles, 16 homers and 103 runs scored in 1921. But St. Louis dealt him to Brooklyn on February 15, 1923 for outfielder Hy Myers and first baseman Ray Schmandt. In his first year with the Robins, he batted a career-high .351 with 30 doubles, 13 triples, 22 homers and 102 runs batted in. On June 29 of that year, he went 6 for 6 with three singles, two doubles and a homer. He led the NL with 27 homers in 1924 while batting .334 with 116 RBIs. Fournier hit .350 with 22 homers and 130 RBIs in 1925. He also led the league by walking 88 times. He finished his career with the Boston Braves in 1927. His other lifetime totals were 252 doubles, 113 triples, 136 homers and 859 RBIs. He was baseball coach at UCLA in 1934 and 1935, then he was a scout for the St. Louis Browns from 1938 to 1942 and 1944 to 1947, the Chicago Cubs from 1950 to 1957, the Detroit Tigers in 1960 and the Cincinnati Reds in 1961 and 1962.  (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
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Fern Hill Cemetery
Aberdeen
Grays Harbor County
Washington, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Apr 07, 2006
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Jacques Jack Fournier
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