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Jimmie Foxx

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx

Profession: MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: 9-time MLB All Star; World Series 1929, 30; AL MVP 1932, 33, 38; Triple Crown 1933

Born: October 22, 1907
Birthplace: Sudlersville, Maryland, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Libra

Died: July 21, 1967 (aged 59)
Cause of Death: Died after choking on food

Historical Events

  • 1925-05-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Jimmie Foxx makes his MLB debut at 17 for Philadelphia A's; pinch-hits a single in 9-4 loss v Washington
  • 1932-09-03 A's first baseman Jimmie Foxx smashes his 50th & 51st home runs to become only 3rd player to reach 50 in a MLB season; joins Babe Ruth & Hack Wilson
  • 1932-09-25 Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th HR in last game of season
  • 1932-10-19 Jimmie Foxx wins AL MVP and Chuck Klein wins NL MVP
  • 1933-06-08 A's first baseman Jimmie Foxx hits 3 consecutive home runs as Philadelphia outscores New York Yankees, 14 - 10; 4 straight HRs after Foxx had homered last time up the previous day
  • 1933-08-14 Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs
  • 1934-05-18 Jimmie Foxx hits 1st HR in Comiskey Park (Chicago) center field bleachers
  • 1934-07-10 NL pitcher Carl Hubbell strikes out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin for MLB All Star game record for consecutive strikeouts; AL still win, 9-7
  • 1934-10-20 MLB All-Star team led by Connie Mack and including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig sails to Japan for 18-game series against Big-Six University League
  • 1934-11-02 MLB All-Star team led by Connie Mack and including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig starts 18-game tour against Japanese Big-Six University League
  • 1935-12-10 As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
  • 1938-06-16 Boston first baseman Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns; Red Sox still win, 12-8
  • 1938-11-01 NL batting champion Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds is named National League MVP; first catcher to win award; Boston Red Sox 1st baseman Jimmie Foxx takes AL award
  • 1938-11-02 Boston Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx is voted Most Valuable Player of the American League for the third time
  • 1939-10-24 Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up
  • 1940-05-14 Boston's Jimmie Foxx HR goes over Comiskey Park's left field roof
  • 1945-08-19 Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins
  • 1945-09-09 Jimmie Foxx hits his 534th & final HR
  • 1951-01-26 Mel Ott & Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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