Bob Fothergill

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Robert Roy Fothergill

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 230 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bob Fothergill had a lifetime batting average of .325. He was among the league leaders in batting average several times. He was also one of the top pinch hitters of his time.

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.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1927)

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