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Old 07-29-2006, 09:03 PM   #100
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1B Jimmie Foxx A's, Red Sox

James Emory Foxx (Beast or Double X)



Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.

Debut May 1, 1925
Final Game September 23, 1945

Born October 22, 1907 in Sudlersville, MD
Died July 21, 1967 in Miami, FL

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1951.

  • Known as the right handed Babe Ruth.

  • Played in the first All-Star Game in 1933 and each ASG for the next eight years, every season he was a full time player.

  • Retired with 534 home runs, second only to Ruth's 714. He remained second on the all-time home run list until Willie Mays passed him in 1967.

  • Won the AL MVP in 1932, 1933 and 1938. He was second in MVP voting in 1939.

  • Won the Triple Crown in 1933 (.356, 48 HR, 163 RBI).

  • Would have won a second Triple Crown in 1938 if not for Hank Greenberg's 58 HRs.

  • Seventh all-time with 1922 RBI.

  • Drove in over 100 runs 13 times, including 175 RBI in 1938. He led the league in RBI three times.

  • Fifth all-time with a .609 slugging percentage.

  • Won two AL batting championships and finished his career with a .325 average.

  • He was the HR champ four times despite competition from Ruth, Gehrig, Greenberg, and DiMaggio.

  • Led the league in slugging percentage and OPS five times.

  • Tired of doing chores on his father's farm, he tried to enlist in the Army at the age of ten.

  • Discovered by Connie Mack, he broke in as a catcher and backed up Mickey Cochrane for the first couple years of his career.

  • Remembered for his incredible power, but he was also a versatile athlete. Besides 1B and catcher, Foxx started 141 games at 3B and a couple dozen in the OF, he even started one game at shortstop.

  • The strongarmed Foxx also pitched in ten games and fared pretty well on the mound. He allowed only 13 hits in 23 innings of work and retired with a 1-0 record and a nifty 1.59 ERA.

  • He was equally effective in the post season. Foxx batted .350, .333 and .348 as Philadelphia won the World Series twice in three years from 1929-1931.

"But if I had broken Ruth's record
it wouldn't have made any difference.
Oh, it might have put a few more
dollars in my pocket, but
there was only one Ruth."


Jimmie Foxx -



Code:
Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1925 17 PHA AL  10    9    2    6   1  0   0    0   0  0   0   1  .667  .667  .778    7   0           0    
 1926 18 PHA AL  26   32    8   10   2  1   0    5   1  0   1   6  .312  .333  .438   14   2           0    
 1927 19 PHA AL  61  130   23   42   6  5   3   20   2  1  14  11  .323  .393  .515   67   1           1    
 1928 20 PHA AL 118  400   85  131  29 10  13   79   3  8  60  43  .328  .416  .548  219  12           1    
 1929 21 PHA AL 149  517  123  183  23  9  33  118   9  7 103  70  .354  .463  .625  323  16           2    
 1930 22 PHA AL 153  562  127  188  33 13  37  156   7  7  93  66  .335  .429  .637  358  18           0    
 1931 23 PHA AL 139  515   93  150  32 10  30  120   4  3  73  84  .291  .380  .567  292   4           1    
 1932 24 PHA AL 154  585  151  213  33  9  58  169   3  7 116  96  .364  .469  .749  438   0           0    
 1933 25 PHA AL 149  573  125  204  37  9  48  163   2  2  96  93  .356  .449  .703  403   0           1    
 1934 26 PHA AL 150  539  120  180  28  6  44  130  11  2 111  75  .334  .449  .653  352   1           1    
 1935 27 PHA AL 147  535  118  185  33  7  36  115   6  4 114  99  .346  .461  .636  340   0           0    
 1936 28 BOS AL 155  585  130  198  32  8  41  143  13  4 105 119  .338  .440  .631  369   2           1    
 1937 29 BOS AL 150  569  111  162  24  6  36  127  10  8  99  96  .285  .392  .538  306   4           1    
 1938 30 BOS AL 149  565  139  197  33  9  50  175   5  4 119  76  .349  .462  .704  398   1           0    
 1939 31 BOS AL 124  467  130  168  31 10  35  105   4  3  89  72  .360  .464  .694  324   5           2  17
 1940 32 BOS AL 144  515  106  153  30  4  36  119   4  7 101  87  .297  .412  .581  299   2           0  18
 1941 33 BOS AL 135  487   87  146  27  8  19  105   2  5  93 103  .300  .412  .505  246   2           0  21
 1942 34 TOT    100  305   43   69  12  0   8   33   1  0  40  70  .226  .320  .344  105   0           2  10
         BOS AL  30  100   18   27   4  0   5   14   0  0  18  15  .270  .392  .460   46   0           2   1
         CHC NL  70  205   25   42   8  0   3   19   1     22  55  .205  .282  .288   59   0           0   9
 1944 36 CHC NL  15   20    0    1   1  0   0    2   0      2   5  .050  .136  .100    2   0           0   0
 1945 37 PHI NL  89  224   30   60  11  1   7   38   0     23  39  .268  .336  .420   94   1           0   3
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 20 Seasons         8134      2646    125     1922     72    1311  .325  .428  .609       71   0   0  13  69
               2317      1751      458    534       87   1452                       4956
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+

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