Primary Positions: Second base, shortstop
First, Middle Names: Chad Everette
Date of Birth: March 5, 1971
Current Residence: Jacksonville
High School: White Oak High School, Jacksonville
College: Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC
Bats: S Throws: R Height and Weight: 5-6, 155
Debut Year: 1995 Final Year: 1999 Years Played: 4
Teams and Years: Montreal Expos, 1995; Los Angeles Dodgers, 1995-97; Chicago White Sox, 1997; Boston Red Sox, 1999
G AB H R RBI HR BA. OBP. SLG. WAR
226 546 133 80 31 0 .244 .302 .269 0.0
In the City of Angels, Chad Fonville seemed heaven sent in the summer of 1995. He had spent most of his career in the remotest reaches of the minors. Few fans in Los Angeles had ever heard of him, but they soon loved the little guy who came off the bench to provide the spark the Dodgers needed to win their division. He hustled, swiped bases, got big hits, and exhibited a genuine enthusiasm for the game.
If heaven sent him, opposing pitchers dispatched him. Fed a constant diet of breaking balls, Fonville floundered the following year. His batting average plummeted. He was in the minors again before the season ended. Except for a few brief excursions back to the major leagues, that’s where he would remain until his retirement. He has spent the years since teaching, coaching and passing on his love of baseball to another generation.