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Jimmie Foxx

Baseball Player and Coach
Male
Born Oct 22, 1907
Hometown Sudlersville, Mar...
Died Jul 21, 1967
Death Place Miami, Florida

James Emory "Jimmie" Foxx, nicknamed "Double X" and "The Beast", was a right-handed American Major League Baseball first baseman and noted power hitter. Foxx was the second major league player to hit 500 career home runs, after Babe Ruth. Attaining that plateau at age 32 years 336 days, he held the record for youngest to reach 500 for sixty-eight years, until superseded by Alex Rodriguez in 2007.… Read More

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  • A Truly Magic Number
    NYTimes - Sep 18, 2011
  • 300 Homers, 2000 Hits, And Adrian Beltre Lone Star Ball
    Google News - Sep 12, 2011
  • Phillies Homegrown Talent On The Mend Philly Sports Daily
    Google News - Sep 09, 2011
  • 9/8: Stomach Punch Game Level 8 Fire Brand Of The American League
    Google News - Sep 08, 2011

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

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

TWENTIES

1932 24 Years Old …  He won back-to-back MVP honors in 1932 and 1933. … Read More

THIRTIES

1938 30 Years Old On June 16, 1938, he set an American League record when he walked six times in a game. … Read More

FORTIES

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. … Read More
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.

FIFTIES

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

LATE ADULTHOOD

1967 60 Years Old Died on July 21, 1967.
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