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Robert Roy Fothergill
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 230 lb.
- Debut April 18, 1922
- Final Game July 5, 1933
- Born August 16, 1897 in Massillon, OH USA
- Died March 20, 1938 in Detroit, MI USA
After baseball Fothergill was a security guard for the Ford Motor Company and, in January of 1938, had signed to coach at the Lawrence Institute of Technology near Detroit.
Fothergill was a heavy man who was often called "Fats" or "Fatty" while he was a player. He liked to eat and drink and was known as a free spirit, but this behavior took its toll on St. Patrick's Day, 1938. A stroke sent Fothergill to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Detroit, MI where he suffered a second, fatal, stroke three days later.
- 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1927)