Jimmie Foxx
American baseball player and coach
Jimmie Foxx
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.
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A Truly Magic Number
NYTimes - over 5 years
Inside his room at Philadelphia's Ben Franklin Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 27, 1941, Ted Williams was jumpy and impatient. That might have been an apt description of the mercurial Williams at most times, but on this evening he had good cause for his unease. His batting average stood at .39955 with a season-finale doubleheader to be played the next day
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300 homers, 2000 hits, and Adrian Beltre - Lone Star Ball
Google News - over 5 years
Those 14 consist of 10 Hall of Famers (Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Mel Ott, Willie Mays, Lou Gehrig, Orlando Cepeda, Al Kaline and Eddie Murray), 3 no-doubt, slam-dunk future Hall of Famers (Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr.,
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Phillies Homegrown Talent On The Mend - Philly Sports Daily
Google News - over 5 years
1945: Jimmie Foxx hit his 534th and final career home run as the Phils beat Pittsburgh 14-3 in the second game of a doubleheader. 1970: The Phils strike out 26 times in a doubleheader against the Mets. In Game 1, Nolan Ryan fanned 13, and reliever
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9/8: Stomach punch game level 8 - Fire Brand of the American League
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On September 8, 1997, the Red Sox inducted Carlton Fisk, Dick O'Connell, Mel Parnell, Rico Petrocelli, Dick Radatz, Luis Tiant, Jimmie Foxx, Harry Hooper and Cy Young into the Red Sox Hall of Fame. -And for today's Totally Untrue Fun Fact: Ricky Romero
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Fascinating facts from Tuesday's games - MLB.com
Google News - over 5 years
For all players in history through their age-28 seasons, the 337 doubles are third most, behind Ducky Medwick's 383 and Albert Pujols' 342, and the 973 RBIs are eighth most, behind the totals of Jimmie Foxx (1218), Mel Ott (1190), Alex Rodriguez (1096)
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10 Most Underrated MLB Players of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Simmons was a phenomenal hitter during his career but was always overshadowed by his teammates, such as all-time great Jimmie Foxx, and one of the best catchers of all-time, Mickey Cochrane. Simmons was a threat to hit for power, and average
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Larry Stone's thumbs up, thumbs down - The Seattle Times
Google News - over 5 years
Others include Hall of Famers Eddie Mathews, Mel Ott, Frank Robinson and Jimmie Foxx. Jaime Garcia, Cardinals: Since signing a four-year, $27 million contract extension in mid-July, Garcia is 1-4 with a 5.01 ERA in eight starts
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Baseball notables - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
■When the Yankees' Derek Jeter lined a leadoff triple in the first and scored, he passed Rickey Henderson for 21st place on the career hits list with 3056 and edged past Jimmie Foxx for 20th on the runs list with 1752. ■Oakland's Hideki Matsui lined
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For Tigers, a Complete Package, Handled With Care
NYTimes - over 5 years
DETROIT -- The call came to Dave Dombrowski's home around Thanksgiving in 2007, and he knew that was unusual. Dombrowski, the president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers, does not usually hear from his boss at home. But Mike Ilitch, the pizza mogul who owns the Tigers and the N.H.L.'s Red Wings, had read that the Florida Marlins were
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Boston Red Sox: Dustin Pedrioa and Team's History of MVPs - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Jimmie Foxx, known as "The Beast" and "Double X," had his MVP season in 1938. Foxx was sold to the Red Sox in 1936 by A's owner Connie Mack when Mack was having difficulty paying his high-salary players amidst the Great Depression
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This Week In Baseball History: Jimmie Foxx Wins a Game - Call to the Pen
Google News - over 5 years
Jimmie Foxx was a great player mostly for the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox in the 1920′s and 1930′s. His home run totals were second only to Babe Ruth in his era as four times he led the American League in homers and three times he won
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Thome's home run total truly stunning - MLB.com
Google News - over 5 years
Ted Williams wasn't even close, and neither were the likes of Stan Musial, Mike Schmidt or Jimmie Foxx. The same went for Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, Yogi Berra and all of those other New York Yankees of yore not named Babe Ruth. Six hundred blasts
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Projecting Each MLB Team's Most Likely Future Hall-of-Famer - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
As seen in a later slide (Adrian Gonzalez), Pujols' averages and career numbers up to this point trump those of Hall-of-Famers Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig. His career numbers (compiled in just 11 seasons!) look a little something like this: And if all
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Fascinating facts from Wednesday's games - MLB.com
Google News - over 5 years
He is 10 runs away from tying Jimmie Foxx. • Jeter's eighth-inning double gave him 485 in his career, tying him with Vada Pinson for 68th on the all-time list. • Since coming off the disabled list, Jeter is batting .333 and slugging .495 in 24 games
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Pedroia named AL Player of Month for July - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
His 8 home runs were the most by a Sox second baseman since Felix Mantilla hit 10 in 1964, and his 46 hits were most by any Sox player in the month of July since 1939, when Bobby Doerr (52), Ted Williams (48) and Jimmie Foxx (47) all had more
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Cabrera clobbers Bard, Boston - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The Elias Sports Bureau tells that in modern major-league history (that is, since 1900), only two other visiting players produced an extra-base hit in at least 11 consecutive games at a particular park: Jimmie Foxx in 12 straight games at Sportsman's
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Dustin Pedroia Joins Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Bobby Doerr in Red Sox History ... - NESN.com
Google News - over 5 years
As the Elias Sports Bureau noted for ESPN, Pedroia's 46 hits in the month of July were the most in that month since 1939, when Bobby Doerr collected 52, Ted Williams had 48 and Jimmie Foxx had 47. The 27-year-old Pedroia has a ways to go if he wants to
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Fascinating facts from Saturday's games - MLB.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Game got under way in Cleveland on July 8, the American League's starting left fielder found himself batting fifth in a lineup that read -- from the second through sixth spots -- Charlie Gehringer, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Bob Johnson, Al Simmons
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AP Sportlight - CNBC.com
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Only Babe Ruth with 714 and Jimmie Foxx with 527 have more. 1972 — Nate Colbert of the San Diego Padres drives in 13 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Atlanta Braves 9-0 and 11-7. 1987 — Mike Tyson wins the undisputed heavyweight championship with
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jimmie Foxx
    FIFTIES
  • 1967
    Age 59
    Foxx died in 1967 at age 59 in Miami, Florida.
    More Details Hide Details He became ill while eating dinner with his brother and was taken to a hospital, where resuscitative efforts failed. An autopsy showed that Foxx had choked on a piece of food. The year before, Foxx's second wife, Dorothy, had also died of choking. Foxx is buried at Flagler Memorial Park in Miami. A statue of Foxx was erected in his hometown of Sudlersville, Maryland on October 25, 1997. In 1999, he ranked number 15 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. Tom Hanks' character Jimmy Dugan in the movie A League of Their Own was largely based on Foxx and Hack Wilson, although the producers took a number of liberties in creating the role. Foxx is mentioned in the poem "Line-Up for Yesterday" by Ogden Nash:
  • 1958
    Age 50
    A series of bad investments left Foxx broke by 1958.
    More Details Hide Details He retired to suburban Cleveland in Lakewood, and was employed by the Lakewood Recreation Department. His two children, a daughter and son, also lived in Lakewood. His son, Jimmie Foxx, Jr., was an outstanding football player at Lakewood High School and at Kent State University. Foxx had a city baseball field named in his honor. The dedication ceremony included Foxx's son, grandchildren and several former members of the Cleveland Indians, including Herb Score and Mike Hegan. TV announcer Casey Coleman, son of announcer Ken Coleman, served as master of ceremonies of the event. A plaque commemorating Foxx's community service remains there today.
  • FORTIES
  • 1956
    Age 48
    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.
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  • 1953
    Age 45
    Foxx did not return for the 1953 season.
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  • 1952
    Age 44
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He took them to the playoffs where they lost in the first round 2 games to 1 against the Rockford Peaches.
  • 1951
    Age 43
    Foxx was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1945
    Age 37
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He compiled a 1–0 record and 1.59 ERA over 22 innings. Foxx was often called the right-handed Babe Ruth, but his career was the opposite of Ruth in this regard. Ruth began his big-league career as a pitcher; Foxx ended his big-league career as one. Foxx finished his 20-year career with 534 home runs, 1,922 runs batted in, and a .325 batting average. His 12 consecutive seasons with 30 or more home runs was a major league record until it was broken by Barry Bonds in 2004. At the end of his career, his 534 home runs placed him second only to Ruth on the all-time list, and first among right-handed hitters. He retained these positions until Willie Mays passed Foxx for second place in 1966.
  • 1943
    Age 35
    He sat out the 1943 season and appeared only in 15 games in 1944, mostly as a pinch hitter.
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  • 1942
    Age 34
    He split the 1942 season between the Red Sox and Chicago Cubs, playing mostly a reserve role.
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  • 1941
    Age 33
    Foxx's skills diminished significantly after 1941.
    More Details Hide Details Some sources attribute this to a drinking problem, while others attribute it to a sinus condition.
  • 1939
    Age 31
    In 1939 he hit .360, his second-best all-time season batting average.
    More Details Hide Details His 50 home runs would remain the single-season record for the Red Sox until David Ortiz hit 54 in 2006.
  • 1938
    Age 30
    On June 16, 1938, he set an American League record when he walked six times in a game.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Foxx is one of nine players to have won three MVPs; only Barry Bonds (7) has more.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 28
    After a 1936 contract dispute, Mack sold Foxx's contract to the Boston Red Sox for $150,000.
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  • 1932
    Age 24
    He won back-to-back MVP honors in 1932 and 1933.
    More Details Hide Details Foxx was one of the three or four most feared sluggers of his era. The great Yankee pitcher Lefty Gomez once said of him, "He has muscles in his hair." In 1937, Foxx hit a ball into the third deck of the left-field stands at Yankee Stadium in New York City, a very rare feat because of the distance and the angle of the stands. 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." When the Great Depression fully hit in the early 1930s, A's owner Connie Mack was unable to pay the salaries of his highly paid stars, and was obliged to sell off a number of them.
    In 1932, Foxx hit .364, with 58 home runs with 169 RBIs, missing the Triple Crown by just three points in batting average.
    More Details Hide Details Foxx actually hit 60 home runs that year, which would have tied Babe Ruth's record, but two of the home runs were hit in games that ended up being rained out, so the home runs didn't count. Boston Red Sox first baseman Dale Alexander hit .367, but in just 454 plate appearances; he would not have won the batting title under current rules, which are based upon 3.1 plate appearances per team games played. Foxx did win the Triple Crown the following season, with a batting average of .356, 163 RBIs, and 48 home runs.
  • 1929
    Age 21
    In 1929, installed as the A's regular first baseman, Foxx had a breakthrough year, batting .354 and hitting 33 home runs.
    More Details Hide Details That year, Foxx appeared on the cover of Time.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1927
    Age 19
    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.
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  • 1925
    Age 17
    Foxx signed with the A's and made his major league debut in May 1925 at age 17.
    More Details Hide Details He was still in his junior year of high school at the time.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1907
    Born
    Foxx was born in Sudlersville, Maryland on October 22, 1907 to Dell and Mattie Foxx, who were farmers.
    More Details Hide Details Dell Foxx had played baseball for a town team when he was younger. Jimmie Foxx did well in school but excelled in sports, particularly soccer, track, and baseball. He played all three sports at Sudlersville High School. Foxx dropped out of high school early to join a minor league team managed by former Philadelphia Athletics great Frank "Home Run" Baker. Foxx had hoped to pitch or play third base, but since the team was short on catchers, Foxx moved behind the plate. He immediately drew interest from the Athletics and New York Yankees.
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