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#36 Eddy Furniss
Position: First Base
Bats: Left Handed
Throws: Left Handed
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Nacogdoches, Texas
High School: Nacogdoches HS
Eddy Furniss Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 12/15/2006

LSU first baseman Eddy Furniss culminated a sterling four-year career by receiving the 1998 Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball’s most outstanding player. Furniss finished his career as the SEC’s all-time leader in hits (349), home runs (80), RBI (309), doubles, (87) and total bases (689). In NCAA annals, Furniss finished his career No. 3 all-time in total bases, No. 4 in home runs and doubles, and No. 5 in RBI. The Nacogdoches, Texas, native -- who posted a .371 lifetime batting average -- hit .403 in 1998 with 27 doubles, three triples, 28 homers, 85 runs and 76 RBI, earning first-team all-America and all-SEC honors. He was also voted a second-team Academic all-American with a 3.5 gpa in zoology.

In 1997, Furniss helped lead LSU to its second straight NCAA title, earning second-team all-America and all-SEC recognition and first-team Academic all-America honors. He batted .377 with 25 doubles, 17 homers and 77 RBI.

Furniss, a 1996 consensus first-team all-American, was voted the '96 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year after batting .374 (89-for-238) with a school-record 26 homers and an SEC-record 103 RBI. Furniss, whose home run and RBI totals were the best in the nation, also was named a second-team Academic all-American with a 3.7 gpa in zoology.

Furniss was the Pittsburgh Pirates’ fourth-round draft pick in 1998, and he played four seasons of minor league baseball prior to entering medical school. He is in his fourth year as a student physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

Furniss’ LSU Career Statistics

Year

Avg.

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-A

1995

.326

62

215

30

70

14

1

9

52

15

44

2-2

1996

.374

66

238

69

89

21

1

26

103

46

43

1-2

1997

.378

70

259

77

98

25

0

17

77

58

56

0-3

1998

.403

67

236

85

95

27

3

28

76

72

40

0-3

Total

.371
265

948

261

352

87

5

80

308

191

183

3-10

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