One of the most popular posts I have had has been this one about Jimmie Foxx. He was one of my Dad’s favorite players and I would have loved to have seen him bat. Enjoy….
They called him The Beast! Standing six feet even, he was 195 lbs of solid muscle and he could hit!
James Emory “Jimmie” Foxx made his major league debut as a catcher with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1925. He was 17 years old. He joined the Red Sox in 1936 and by that time he had: graced the cover of Time magazine (1929), become the first player in baseball history to win back to back MVP Awards (32 and 33), won the Triple Crown (1933), set the major league record for home runs in a season by a right-handed hitter (58 in 1932), was the games all time leading right-handed home run hitter and was second to Babe Ruth on the all time home run list with 302 homers.
When Tom Yawkey purchased the team in 1933, he began immediately to spend his inherited millions and he did so by investing in Fenway Park and…
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