Henry Fournier

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Julius Henry Fournier (Frenchy)

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 9½", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Henry Fournier pitched one season in the major leagues, in 1894 in the midst of the lively ball era. His 5.40 ERA was actually one of the best on the team (which had a team ERA of 5.99). However, he gave up a higher percentage of unearned runs than most other pitchers on the staff.

Nicknamed "Frenchy", he was of French Canadian origin although born in the USA. He is not the same player as another "Frenchy Fournier" who played several decades later.

"Henry Fournier, of this city, the young man who pitched Mansfield, O., and Troy, N.Y., into the championship this year, has arrived home. . . This young pitcher has a bright future before him . . ." - from the Syracuse correspondent to Sporting Life, Oct. 25, 1890

". . . the crack pitcher of the Denver club . . ." - Sporting Life of Nov. 28, 1891

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