Nellie Fox

Nellie Fox autograph
Birthdate 12/25/1927
Death Date 12/1/1975
Debut Year 1947
Year of Induction 1997
Teams Astros, Athletics, White Sox
Position Second Base

Nellie Fox was a 12-time All Star, 1959 AL MVP, a a three-time Gold Glove Award winner. His uniformed #2 was retired by the White Sox in 1976.

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18-year old Nellie Fox writes to his future wife

18-year old Nellie Fox writes to his future wife

Nellie Fox was an 18-year old private first class stationed in Korea when he composed this letter to Joanne Statler. Postmarked November 4, 1946, the letter is sent the month before their Christmas Day engagement the same year. December 25th was a big day
First page of Fox's letter to his future wife

First page of Fox's letter to his future wife

“Dearest Darling,” Fox starts out to the girl he’s eventually marry. A tinge of jealousy is found as Fox writes, “You said in your letter that you had some plans for Oct. 28. I hope it was not to go out with some boys. If I hear that you are giving too many boys a break I don
Second page of Fox's letter to his future wife

Second page of Fox's letter to his future wife

Nellie Fox asked Joanne Statler to marry him 52 days after the envelope was postmarked. The first page reveals jealousy while this second letter gets a little racy. “Darling I wish I was there to keep you warm. I am afraid I would do more than keep you warm. What do

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