Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. For twenty seasons (1925 to 1945), he played at the first-base, third-base and catcher positions with the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies. Born James Emory Foxx, he marked his Major League debut at the age of seventeen initially as a catcher, appearing in 10 games, recording 6 hits with a .667 batting average, before yielding the position to Mickey Cochrane. During the course of his career, Foxx produced historic numbers which rivaled Babe Ruth. He was home run champion four-times (1932, 1933, 1935 and 1939), reached or topped 50 home runs twice (1932 with 58 and 1938 with 50), exceeded the century mark in RBIs thirteen consecutive years (1929 to 1941) including three-time league leader (1932 with 169, 1933 with 163 and 1938 with 175), passed 100 runs scored eleven-times (1929, 1930, 1932 to 1940) including league leader in 1932 with 151, was a two-time batting champion (1933 with a .356 average and 1938 with a .349 average) and league MVP recipient three-times (1932, 1933 and 1938). In 1933, Foxx earned the Triple-Crown and shared the distinction with hometown Chuck Klein (Philadelphia Phillies) as the only two players in Major League history to accomplish this feat from the same city during the same year. He was a key member of the Athletics' dynasty teams which captured three consecutive American League Pennants (1929 to 1931), including two world championships. (1929 and 1930). Foxx appeared in 18 career World Series contests and recorded 22 hits with 4 home runs, 11 RBIs and a .344 batting average. In 2,317 career regular season games, he amassed 2,646 hits, 534 home runs 1,922 RBIs with a .325 lifetime batting average. He achieved All-Star status nine consecutive years (1933 to 1941). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.
Bio by: C.S.