Jimmie Foxx

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Birthdate10/22/1907
Death Date7/21/1967
Debut Year1925
Year of Induction1951
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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Jimmie Foxx and his manager of 11 years Connie Mack share a conversation

Jimmie Foxx and his manager of 11 years Connie Mack share a conversation

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 1929 Philadelphia team is among the best
This time the Tall Tactician signs a similar image

This time the Tall Tactician signs a similar image

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 Awards in 1932 and 1933, the latter coming in a Triple Crown season.
While Foxx was dominating AL pitching, fellow Philadelphia man Chuck Klein was demolishing NL hurlers

While Foxx was dominating AL pitching, fellow Philadelphia man Chuck Klein was demolishing NL hurlers

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

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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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