Jimmie Foxx

Jimmie Foxx
Birthdate 10/22/1907
Death Date 7/21/1967
Debut Year 1925
Year of Induction 1951
Teams Athletics, Cubs, Pirates, Red Sox
Position First Base

Jimmie Foxx hit 30 or more homers in 12 consecutive seasons and had 100+ RBI in 13 straight. He was the second to hit 500 HR after Babe Ruth.

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In his first 11 MLB seasons Jimmie Foxx played for Connie Mack

In his first 11 MLB seasons Jimmie Foxx played for Connie Mack

Jimmie Foxx spent his first eleven seasons playing for Connie Mack in Philadelphia with the Athletics. The pair enjoyed great success, pushing the A’s to three American League pennants and two World Series titles. Despite averaging 104 wins during that time, they remain largely forgotten. The
With Mack in Philadelphia Foxx slashed .339/.440/.640

With Mack in Philadelphia Foxx slashed .339/.440/.640

Jimmie Foxx enjoyed his greatest success while playing for Connie Mack and the Philadelphia Athletics. During the 11-year run which included 8 years of 100 or more games, Foxx his .339 with 302 homers and 1,075 runs batted in. The Beast also won two consecutive American League Most Valuable Player A
Foxx and Chuck Klein made the Triple Crown an all-Philadelphia affair

Foxx and Chuck Klein made the Triple Crown an all-Philadelphia affair

From 1929-1933, the Philadelphia Athletics’ Jimmie Foxx absolutely dominated American League pitchers, winning the Triple Crown and two MVP awards. In the same city the Phillies’ Chuck Klein was terrorizing Senior Circuit hurlers. Klein had four homer titles and a runner-up finish doing
When Foxx retired he ranked 29th on the all-time hits list

When Foxx retired he ranked 29th on the all-time hits list

Triple Crown winner and three -time MVP Jimmie Foxx was known for his prodigious power. Owner of 534 homers, Foxx also tallied 1,922 career RBI. Sometimes overlooked is that the .325 career hitter amassed 2,646 base hits. That total put him 29th all time when he hung up his spikes. Though scores of

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Jimmie Foxx and Chuck Klein made Philadelphia the center of the baseball universe

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Philadelphia sluggers Chuck Klein and Jimmie Foxx

From 1929 through 1933, Jimmie Foxx and Chuck Klein put on a show and treated Philadelphia to the greatest era its baseball fans ever knew. During the five-year run, Klein led the league in homers four times and finished second once. He wasn’t just a slugger. Starting in 1929, Klein reeled off at least 200 hits each year through 1933 to become the only player to reach the mark in each of each of his first five full big league seasons. Incredibly, he averaged 224 hits per year and hit .359. In 1932 the Phillies right fielder captured the National League Most Valuable Player Award. He followed up that season with by winning the Triple Crown in ’33. Klein’s team struggles; Foxx’s shines While Klein put up outstanding individual numbers his Phillies struggled. Under manager Burt Shotton, the Phillies finished last twice and went a combined 113 games below .500. Their only first-division finish came in 1932 when they finished in fourth place, two games above the break-even mark. Predictably, fans didn’t embrace the woeful team. From 1929-1933 the Phillies ranked last in the league in attendance four times, averaging just over a half-million fans per season. Foxx’s Athletics provided […]

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