Jimmie Foxx

Jimmie Foxx made his Major League debut with the Philadelphia Athletics at the age of 17, and put together an impressive twenty-year career with the Athletics, Red Sox, Cubs, and Phillies. One of the most feared hitters of his time, the power-hitting first baseman hit thirty or more home runs in twelve consecutive seasons and accumulated more that 100 RBIs in thirteen consecutive seasons. The nine-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion collected three American League MVP Awards and was the Triple Crown champion in 1933. Foxx became the second player in Major League Baseball history to reach the 500 home run mark and would finish his career with an outstanding 534 home runs, 1,922 RBIs, 2,646 hits, and had a lifetime batting average of .325. After his playing career Jimmie Foxx became a manager and coach, including managing the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, and in 1951 he was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

-Michael Rinehart Jr.

 The character of Jimmy Dugan in the film “A League of Their Own” was based on Foxx.

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March 9, 2015

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    Gomez was the pitcher who gave it up, and when asked how far it went, he said, “I don’t know, but I do know it took somebody 45 minutes to go up there and get it back. Foxx played six years for Boston, including a 1938 season in which he hit 50 home runs, drove in 175 runs, batted .

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