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Bob "Fats" Fothergill 1897-1938
Posted by: Beverly Blair Date: October 13, 1999 at 07:46:25
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My mother-in-law had an Uncle who played Major League Baseball from 1922 to 1933.
He was Robert Roy Fothergill, better known as "FATS" Fothergill.
Bob Fothergill was born 16 Aug 1897, Massillon, Stark Co., OH to William and Anna (Featheringham) FOTHERGILL. He married Marie_____. Bob died in Detroit, MI on 20 Mar 1938 at the age of 40.
His baseball career included
Detroit Tigers 1922-1930
Chicago Cubs 1930-1932
Boston Red Socks 1933
His lifetime stats are pretty good with a lifetime batting average of . 325 with 582 RBIs

His father William Fothergill, b: 1861, Massillon, Stark Co..... OH d: 22 May 1901 Massillon, OH had married Anna C. Featheringham in 1896, Massillon, OH. He was a coal miner.

William was a son of John and Martha (Bardon) Fothergill. John was born in England 12 Jun 1833. John and another son, Charles, were killed in a coal mine accident on 23 Feb 1904, Stark County, OH. John and Martha were married in OH about 1860.


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