|Born: October 22, 1907|
|Died: July 21, 1967 (aged 59)|
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|May 1, 1925|
for the Philadelphia Athletics
|September 23, 1945|
for the Philadelphia Phillies
|AVG||. First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a Baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a baserunner in order to score a run Events 202 BC - Hannibal Barca, leader of the Carthaginians, is defeated by the Roman legions under Scipio Africanus Year 1907 ( MCMVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Sudlersville is a town in Queen Anne's County Maryland. The ZIP code is 21668 and the area code is 410 Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. Year 1925 ( MCMXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Oakland Athletics are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. Events 1122 - Concordat of Worms. 1459 - Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 325|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Member of the National|
|Baseball Hall of Fame|
|Vote||79. Headline Event of the Year Baseball's Shot Heard 'Round the World gives the New York Giants the National League Pennant in the third game of a best-of-three-games 2% (first ballot)|
James Emory "Jimmie" Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) (nicknamed Double X and The Beast) was an American first baseman and noted power hitter in Major League Baseball. Events 202 BC - Hannibal Barca, leader of the Carthaginians, is defeated by the Roman legions under Scipio Africanus Year 1907 ( MCMVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a Baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a baserunner in order to score a run In Baseball statistics, slugging percentage (abbreviated SLG) is a popular measure of the power of a hitter. Foxx was the second major league player to hit 500 career home runs, and at age 32 years, 336 days, is the second youngest ever to reach that mark, behind only Alex Rodriguez. Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27 1975 in New York New York) commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is an American Third baseman for the
Although Foxx's name appears both as Jimmy Foxx and Jimmie Foxx in newspaper accounts, box scores, baseball cards, and other records, Foxx generally signed his name "Jimmie. In Baseball, the statistical summary of a game is reported in a box score. A baseball card is a type of Trading card relating to baseball usually printed on some type of Paper stock or card stock "
Born in Sudlersville, Maryland, Foxx played baseball in high school and dropped out to join a minor league team managed by former Philadelphia Athletics great Frank "Home Run" Baker. Sudlersville is a town in Queen Anne's County Maryland. The ZIP code is 21668 and the area code is 410 Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North The Oakland Athletics are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. John Franklin "Home Run" Baker ( March 13 1886 - June 28 1963) was an American Third baseman in Major League Foxx had hoped to pitch or play third base, but since the team was short on catchers, Foxx moved behind the plate. In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in Baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base — the third of Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in Cricket. He immediately drew interest from the Athletics and New York Yankees. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. Foxx signed with the A's and made his major league debut in 1925 at age 17. Champions World Series: Pittsburgh Pirates over Washington Senators (4-3 Negro League World Series: Hilldale
The A's catching duties were already filled by future Hall of Famer Mickey Cochrane, so by 1927, Foxx was splitting time between catching, first base, and the outfield. Gordon Stanley "Mickey" Cochrane ( April 6, 1903 – June 28, 1962) was a Catcher and manager in Major League Headline Event of the Year Murderers' Row lead New York Yankees to World Series victory In 1929, installed as the A's regular first baseman, Foxx had a breakthrough year, batting . Champions World Series: Philadelphia Athletics over Chicago Cubs (4-1 Awards and honors Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 354 and hitting 33 home runs. In 1932, Foxx hit 58 home runs. Champions World Series: New York Yankees over Chicago Cubs (4-0 Negro League World Series: Pittsburgh Crawfords He followed up in 1933 by winning the Triple Crown with a batting average of . Headline Event of the Year First Negro League Baseball All-Star Game. For other uses of this term see Triple crown In Baseball, the Triple Crown refers to A batter who (at season's end leads 356, 163 RBIs, and 48 home runs. He won back-to-back MVP honors in 1932 and 1933. The Most Valuable Player Award (commonly known as the MVP award is an annual award given to one outstanding player in each league of Major League Baseball.
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. Vernon Louis "Lefty" Gomez ( November 26, 1908 – February 17, 1989) was a Portuguese-American [http//www " In 1937 Foxx hit a ball into the third deck of the left-field stands at Yankee Stadium in New York, a very rare feat because of the distance and the angle of the stands. The original Yankee Stadium is a Stadium located in The Bronx in New York City. The City of New York 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. Cornelius Alexander Mack ( December 22, 1862  – February 8, 1956) born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, was an American In 1936, Mack sold Foxx's contract to the Boston Red Sox for $150,000 following a contract dispute. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over New York Giants (4-2 All-Star Game The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions.
Foxx played six years in Boston, including a spectacular 1938 season in which he hit 50 home runs, drove in 175 runs, batted . Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Chicago Cubs (4-0 All-Star Game 349, won his third MVP award, and narrowly missed winning the Triple Crown. In 1939 he hit . Headline Event of the Year On May 17, 1939, Princeton University and Columbia University played the first televised baseball 360, his second all-time best annual batting average. His 50 home runs would remain the single-season record for the Red Sox until David Ortiz hit 54 in 2006. David Américo Ortiz Arias (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball Designated 2006 Major League Baseball season|2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season Headline Event of the Year The 2006 World Baseball Classic is a surprise success
Foxx's skills diminished significantly after 1941. Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Some sources attribute this to a drinking problem, while others attribute it to a sinus condition. Alcoholism is a term with multiple and sometimes conflicting definitions Paranasal sinuses are air-filled spaces communicating with the nasal cavity within the bones of the Skull and face He split the 1942 season between the Red Sox and Chicago Cubs, playing mostly a reserve role. Year 1942 ( MCMXLII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. He sat out the 1943 season and appeared only in 15 games in 1944, mostly as a pinch hitter. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
He wound up his career with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1945, filling in at first and third, pinch hitting, and even pitching nine games, compiling a surprising 1-0 record and 1. The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Detroit Tigers over Chicago Cubs (4-3 All-Star Game 59 ERA over 22 2/3 innings. In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched Interestingly, the man who was so often called the right-handed Babe Ruth throughout his career was the opposite of Ruth in this regard as well. George Herman Ruth Jr (February 6 1895 &ndash August 16 1948 also popularly known as " Babe " " The Bambino " and " The Sultan of 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, 1922 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. Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24 1964 is a Major League Baseball Outfielder who is currently a Free agent. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951; his plaque shows Foxx wearing a Red Sox cap. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January 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 2nd place in 1966. Willie Howard Mays Jr (born May 6 1931 is a retired American Baseball player who played the majority of his career with the New York and San Francisco Giants
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. Sporting News (previously The Sporting News, and known colloquially as TSN) is an American -based Sports In 1998 The Sporting News compiled a list of Baseball's Greatest Players
A series of bad investments left Foxx broke by 1958. Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He 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. Fort Wayne is a City in northeastern Indiana, United States and the County seat of Allen The Fort Wayne Daisies were a team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, playing out of Fort Wayne Indiana. The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was a women's professional Baseball league founded by Philip K 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. Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9 1956 is an two-time Academy award and Emmy winning American Film actor, director A League of Their Own is a 1992 Comedy-drama Film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Lewis Robert "Hack" Wilson ( April 26, 1900 – November 23, 1948) was an American Center fielder in Major
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. The University of Miami (also known as Miami of Florida, UM, or just The U) is a private non-sectarian University founded in 1925
Foxx died at age 59 in Miami, Florida, apparently by choking to death on a bone. He is buried at Flagler Memorial Park in Miami, Florida. A statue of Foxx was erected in his hometown on October 25, 1997. Events 1147 - The Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar
Foxx is mentioned in the poem "Lineup for Yesterday" by Ogden Nash:
|Lineup for Yesterday|
|X is the first|
Of two x's in Foxx
Who was right behind Ruth
With his powerful soxx. Frederic Ogden Nash ( August 19, 1902 &ndash May 19, 1971) was an American Poet best known for writing pithy and funny George Herman Ruth Jr (February 6 1895 &ndash August 16 1948 also popularly known as " Babe " " The Bambino " and " The Sultan of
|— Ogden Nash, Sport magazine (January 1949)|