Jack Fournier (1920-1922)

Fournier made his debut on April 13, 1912 and played his last game on October 2, 1927. He played for the Cardinals from 1920-1922.

Branch Rickey had taken “a chance” and purchased the slugger’s contract from the White Sox, and installed Fournier as the Cardinals’ starting first baseman for the 1920 season. It proved a good move. Over the next eight years, with the advent of the livelier ball, Jack reached his zenith as a power hitter and “really had a field day at the plate.”

In his 3 years in a Cardinals uniform he played in 418 games and batted .317 with 478 hits, 83 doubles, 32 triples, 29 home runs with 208 RBI’s.

  • February 15, 1923: Traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Brooklyn Robins for Hi Myers and Ray Schmandt.