Foxx, Jimmie

James Emory Foxx
Born: October 22, 1907, Sudlersville, Maryland
Died: July 21, 1967, Miami, Florida
Played For: 
Philadelphia A's (1925-1935), Boston Red Sox (1936-1942), Chicago Cubs (1942, 1944), Philadelphia Phillies (1945)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1951

A fearsome power hitter whose strength earned him the moniker The Beast, Jimmie Foxx was the anchor of an intimidating Philadelphia Athletics lineup that produced pennant winners from 1929-31. The second batter in history to top 500 home runs, Foxx belted 30 or more homers in 12 consecutive seasons and drove in more than 100 runs 13 consecutive years, including a career-best 175 with Boston in 1938. He won back-to-back MVP Awards in 1932 and '33, capturing the Triple Crown in the latter year.

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Did You Know: 
that Jimmie Foxx holds the record for most walks in a big league game with six on June 16, 1938?
He had great powerful arms, and he used to wear his sleeves cut off way up, and when he dug in and raised that bat, his muscles would bulge and ripple.
Ted Lyons