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211. Jack Fournier

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211. Jack Fournier
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 28, 1892 in Au Sable, MI USA
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 13, 1912
  • Final Game: October 02, 1927
  • MVP - 1924
 
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Jack Fournier was a Manager’s enigma.  He could hit well, but his fielding was so bad, that in the era before the Designated Hitter that the talented batsmen would have spells where he could not make the Majors.

Fournier first made the Majors in 1912 when he broke in with the Chicago White Sox.  Fournier led the American League in Slugging in 1915 (.491), and he batted .322 with a .311 mark the year before.  Despite that, he was relegated to a platoon with Jack Ness in 1916, and he began to slump, making him expendable.  He was waived, and he went back to the minors.  The New York Yankees gave him a shot in 1918, but they released him after feeling his defense was sub-par.

He returned to the bigs with St. Louis in 1920, where he batted over .300 in 1920 and 1921, and in 1923, his first year in Brooklyn, he began a three-year streak where he batted at least .334, had an OBP of .411, a Slugging Percentage well over .500 and 20 HR/100 RBI years.  Fournier won the National League. Home Run Title in 1924 (27), and he had a league-leading 86 Walks in 1925.  

Fournier played until 1927, retiring with 1,631 Hits and an exemplary Slash Line of .313/.392/.483.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Au Sable, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: First Base, Outfield
  • Played For: Boston Braves, Brooklyn Robins, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None) 
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1) (AL) (1915)
    Most Home Runs (1) (NL) (1924)
    Most Walks (1) (NL) (1925)
    Most Times Hit By Pitch (3) (AL) (1915) (NL) (1920 & 1921)
    Highest Power-Speed # (1) (NL) (1921)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1) (NL) (1925)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes: 
    (NL: 1924, 9th)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)                             
    7 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)\
    1 Top Ten Finish (Doubles)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)\
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Walks) 
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Singles)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Extra Base Hits)
    5 Top Ten Finish (Power-Speed #)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    74.   OPS+: 142
    81.   Batting Average: .313
    100. On Base Percentage: 392

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: N/A
  • Should be Inducted As A: Brooklyn Dodger

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