14. 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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Prior to being to dealt to the Red Sox, Jimmie Fox was the offensive star for the Philadelphia Athletics.  It was in Eastern Pennsylvania, where he won his first MVP and would win two World Series Titles.  With the equally cool nicknames of "Double X" and "Beast," the Depression of the 1930s hit Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics hard, and he was essentially sold to the Red Sox.

Foxx still had a lot left when he joined the BoSox in the 1936 season.  He would be an All-Star in all six of his full campaigns in New England, and the First Baseman was still a power threat.  He had at least 35 or more Home Runs each year from 1936 to 1940, and incidentally, the year where he had the least (1939 with 35 HR) was the season he won the Home Run Title.  The year before was his best with Boston.  Foxx had 50 Home Runs, and led the American League in Runs Batted In (175), and would sweep the Slash Line with numbers of .349/.462/.704.  He was named the MVP this season and was the runner-up in 1939.

Foxx’s play declined dramatically in 1942 (it is suspected that his drinking caught up with him), and he placed on waivers, and he would be picked up by the Chicago Cubs.  With Boston, he would hammer 222 Home Runs with 788 RBIs and a Slash Line of .320/.429/.605. 

Foxx would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base
  • Acquired: Traded from the Philadelphia Athletics with Johnny Marcum for George Savino, Gordon Rhodes, and $150,000 12/10/35.
  • Departed: Selected by the Chicago Cubs off of Waivers 6/1/42.
  • Games Played: 887
  • Notable Statistics: 721 Runs
    1,051 Hits
    181 Doubles
    46 Triples
    222 Home Runs
    788 Runs Batted In
    38 Stolen Bases
    .320/.429/.605 Slash Line
    32.6 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    MVP (1938)
    All-Star (1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940 & 1941)
    Highest bWAR for a Position Player (1938)
    Highest Offensive bWAR (1938)
    Highest Batting Average (1938)
    Highest On Base Percentage (1938 & 1939)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1938 & 1939)
    Highest OPS (1938 & 1939)
    Most Total Bases (1938)
    Most Home Runs (1939)
    Most Runs Batted In (1938)
    Most Walks (1938)
    Highest OPS+ (1935, 1938 & 1939)
    Highest Power-Speed # (1936)
    Most Putouts by a First Baseman (1937 & 1941)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a First Baseman (1935 & 1937)

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