Eddy

Furniss

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First Base
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: Nacogdoches, Texas
High School: Nacogdoches HS
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

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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