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Jimmie Foxx

Major League Register

Yrs. G AB H 2b 3b HR
20 2,317 8,134 2,646 458 125 534
1,921 1,751 1,452 1,311 88 .325 .609

Player Biography: 
Could Jimmie Foxx have been the greatest first baseman in big league history? An argument can be made that he was. Generally regarded as second behind Lou Gehrig, Foxx played from 1925 to 1945 and was a nine time All Star and a three time Most Valuable Player. He played on 2 World Series winning teams and batted .344 in his 18 World Series games. In 1932, Foxx led the league in home runs and RBI's and was only three points away from winning the Triple Crown. The following year he would earn the Triple Crown. "Double X" was said to have hit some of the furthest home runs ever hit, including Babe Ruth's blasts. He won 4 home run titles in an era which featured several prominent sluggers. After retiring in 1942 and with the shortage of major leaguers due to World War II , Foxx was lured back into the game. In 1944, he played in 15 games for the Cubs. In 1945, Foxx signed with the Phillies and still batted .268 in 89 games and had seven homers, however Foxx found a new pastime for himself, pitching. In nine appearances, he was 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in 23 innings pitched. 

Philadelphia A's 1925-1935
Boston Red Sox 1936-1942
Chicago Cubs 1942, 1944
Philadelphia Phillies 1945

Related Information:
See Comparison of Foxx to Gehrig