Fox, Nellie

Jacob Nelson Fox
Born: December 25, 1927, St. Thomas, Pennsylvania
Died: December 1, 1975, Baltimore, Maryland
Played For: 
Philadelphia A's (1947-1949), Chicago White Sox (1950-1963), Houston Colt 45s (1964-1965)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1997

Scrappy Nellie Fox was a catalyst for the Go-Go White Sox of the 1950s. The 12-time All-Star was the American League MVP in 1959, leading the White Sox to their first World Series in 40 years. He led the American League in hits four times and in fewest strikeouts 10 times. He compiled 2,663 hits, while striking out just 216 times in 9,232 at-bats. He was a three-time Gold Glove winner and set the Major League record for consecutive games played at second base (798).

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Did You Know: 
that Nellie Fox holds the record for most consecutive years leading the league in singles (seven, 1954-60)?
I've never seen anybody who wanted to play more than Fox did. In Spring Training, you had to run him off the field to get him to rest, and I mean literally run him off.
Paul Richards