Jimmie Foxx

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Birthday
22, 1907
Birthplace
Sudlersville, MD
Death Date
Jul 21, 1967 (59)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
22, 1907
Birthplace
Sudlersville, MD
Death Date
Jul 21, 1967 (59)

About

Hall of Fame MLB first baseman and 9-time All-Star who recorded 534 home runs over his career. He was named American League MVP three times in the 1930s while playing for the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox and won two World Series Championships with the Athletics.

Before Fame

After inheriting a love for the game from his father, he dropped out of school in order to chase his dream.

Trivia

He won the triple crown in 1933 while playing for the Athletics.

Family Life

His son, also named Jimmie Foxx, played college football at Kent State.

Associated With

He became the first player after Babe Ruth to hit 500 home runs.