Jimmie Foxx

Baseball Player and Coach
Born Oct 22, 1907

James Emory "Jimmie" Foxx, nicknamed "Double X" and "The Beast", was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a first baseman, most notably for the Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Red Sox. Foxx was a noted power hitter, hitting 30 or more home runs in 12 consecutive seasons and driving in more than 100 runs 13 consecutive years.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jimmie Foxx.


1907 Birth Foxx was born in Sudlersville, Maryland on October 22, 1907 to Dell and Mattie Foxx, who were farmers. … Read More


1925 17 Years Old Foxx signed with the A's and made his major league debut in May 1925 at age 17. … Read More
1927 19 Years Old The A's catching duties were already filled by future Baseball Hall of Fame member Mickey Cochrane, so by 1927, Foxx was splitting time between catching, first base, and the outfield.


1929 21 Years Old In 1929, installed as the A's regular first baseman, Foxx had a breakthrough year, batting .354 and hitting 33 home runs. … Read More
1932 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1932, Foxx hit .364, with 58 home runs with 169 RBIs, missing the Triple Crown by just three points in batting average. … Read More
1936 28 Years Old After a 1936 contract dispute, Mack sold Foxx's contract to the Boston Red Sox for $150,000.


1938 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Foxx played six years for Boston, including a 1938 season in which he hit 50 home runs, drove in 175 runs, batted .349, won his third MVP award, and again narrowly missed winning the Triple Crown. … Read More
1939 31 Years Old In 1939 he hit .360, his second-best all-time season batting average. … Read More
1941 33 Years Old Foxx's skills diminished significantly after 1941. … Read More
1942 34 Years Old He split the 1942 season between the Red Sox and Chicago Cubs, playing mostly a reserve role.
1943 35 Years Old He sat out the 1943 season and appeared only in 15 games in 1944, mostly as a pinch hitter.
1945 37 Years Old He wound up his career with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1945, filling in at first and third, pinch hitting, and pitching nine games, including two as the starting pitcher. … Read More


1951 43 Years Old Foxx was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.
1952 44 Years Old Foxx worked as a minor league manager and coach after his playing days ended, including managing the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League for one season in 1952. … Read More
1953 45 Years Old Foxx did not return for the 1953 season.
1956 48 Years Old Foxx served as head coach for the University of Miami baseball team for two seasons, going 9–8 in 1956 and 11–12 in 1957.


1958 50 Years Old A series of bad investments left Foxx broke by 1958. … Read More


1967 60 Years Old Foxx died in 1967 at age 59 in Miami, Florida. … Read More
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