3. Jimmie Foxx
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 22, 1907 in Sudlersville, MD USA
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 01, 1925
  • Final Game: September 23, 1945
  • TSN All-Star - 1929
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1932
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1932
  • Most Valuable Player - 1932
  • TSN All-Star - 1932
  • TSN Guide MVP - 1932
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1933
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1933
  • Most Valuable Player - 1933
  • Triple Crown - 1933
  • TSN All-Star - 1933
  • TSN Guide MVP - 1933
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1938
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1938
  • Most Valuable Player - 1938
  • TSN All-Star - 1938
  • TSN Guide MVP - 1938
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1939
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1939
  • TSN All-Star - 1939
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1940
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1941
 
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Jimmie Foxx was signed by the Philadelphia Athletics as a teen in 1925, and he would emerge as one of the most lethal power hitters in not just Athletic history but that of all of Baseball.

In 1929, Foxx would turn heads with a 33 Home Run year with a league leading .463 On Base Percentage.  This year, he would lead the offensive attack that would take Philadelphia to a World Series Championship.  Foxx and the Athletics repeated their World Series accolade in 1930 and would appear in the 1931 Fall Classic again, though this time, Philadelphia would lose to the St. Louis Cardinals.  In the three World Series that Foxx appeared in, he would bat .344 with four Home Runs.

The post-season appearances would end for Foxx, but his personal best was yet to come.  In 1932, Foxx won his first Home Run Title with 58 taters.  He would also lead the American League in Runs Scored (151), Runs Batted In (169), Slugging Percentage (.749), and OPS (1.218), all of which were career-highs.  This extraordinary year would win Foxx the MVP Award, an accolade he repeated in 1933.  That season, he again won the Home Run and RBI title (48 and 163 respectively) and captured his first Batting Title (.356).

Foxx remained an offensive beast in his next season, winning another Home Run Title (36 in 1935) and winning his third Slugging and OPS titles in four years.

If there was a weakness with Foxx, it was that he struck out a lot and led the league in that less than desirable metric five times as an Athletic.

The First Baseman was traded to the Boston Red Sox after the 1935 season, and he would continue to be a great player, winning the AL MVP for the third time in 1938.  As an Athletic, Foxx would post a sick Slash Line of .339/.440/.640 with 1,492 Hits and 302 Home Runs.

 

Foxx would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base
  • Acquired: Purchased from Easton (Eastern Shore League) for $2,000 7/30/24.
  • Departed: Traded to the Boston Red Sox with Johnny Marcum for George Savino, Gordon Rhodes, and $150,000 12/10/35.
  • Games Played: 1256
  • Notable Statistics: 975 Runs, 1,492 Hits, 257 Doubles, 79 Triples, 302 Home Runs, 1,075 Runs Batted In, 48 Stolen Bases, .339/.440/.640 Slash Line, 62.6 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1929 & 1930)

    MVP (1932 & 1933)

    All-Star (1933, 1934 & 1935)

    Highest bWAR for Position Players (1932 & 1933)

    Highest Offensive bWAR (1932 & 1933)

    Highest Batting Average (1933)

    Highest On Base Percentage (1929)

    Highest Slugging Percentage (1932, 1933 & 1935)

    Highest OPS (1932, 1933 & 1935)

    Most Runs Scored (1932)

    Most Total Bases (1932 & 1933)

    Most Home Runs (1932, 1933 & 1935)

    Highest Runs Batted In (1932 & 1933)

    Most Walks (1934)

    Highest OPS+ (1932, 1933 & 1935)

    Highest Win Probability Added (1932, 1933 & 1934)

    Most Assists by a First Baseman (1933)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a First Baseman (1934)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a First Baseman (1932 & 1935)
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