White Sox acquire future Hall of Famer Nellie Fox from the A’s
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In a letter to Fox’s wife Joanne, Robin Roberts wrote “Nellie wasn’t Babe Ruth but Babe Ruth wasn’t Nellie either. In their own way, they both were a big part of Baseball.”
After missing Hall of Fame election by two votes in his final year on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot in 1985, Fox was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1997.
Fox’s wife delivered a moving induction speech, paying tribute to her late husband and his love for the game. As she put it, “He played the game with all his heart, all his passion and with every ounce of his being.”
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