Foxx, Jimmie

Foxx, Jimmie

(James Emory Foxx), 1907–67, American baseball player, b. Sudlersville, Md. Foxx played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1926–35), the Boston Red Sox (1936–42), the Chicago Cubs (1942–44), and the Philadelphia Phillies (1945). He hit a career total of 534 home runs and batted .325. Foxx led the American League in home runs four seasons, hitting 58 in 1932; and hit 30 or more home runs for 12 consecutive seasons, a record surpassed only by Barry BondsBonds, Barry Lamar,
1964–, American baseball player, b. Riverside, Calif. Bonds grew up surrounded by baseball; his father, Bobby Bonds, was a San Francisco Giants outfielder (1968–74), and the great Willie Mays was his godfather. Bonds left Arizona State Univ.
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. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.

Foxx, (James Emory) Jimmie

(1907–67) baseball player; born in Sudlersville, Md. During his 20-year career (1925–45), mostly with the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox, the powerfully built first baseman (he also caught and played other positions) hit 534 homeruns and won the league Most Valuable Player award three times (1932, 1933, 1938). Nicknamed "Double X" and "The Beast," he was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1951.
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Seasonal home runs POS PLAYER YEAR ADJ-HR REAL-HR RP ([dagger]) 1 Bonds, Barry * 2001 74 73 1 2 McGwire, Mark 1998 70 70 2 3 Sosa, Sammy * 1998 65 66 3 4 Sosa, Sammy * 2001 64 64 5 5 Maris, Roger 1961 63 61 7 6 McGwire, Mark 1999 62 65 4 7 Sosa, Sammy * 1999 59 63 6 8 Ruth, Babe 1927 58 60 8 9 McGwire, Mark 1997 57 58 10T 10 Mays, Willie 1965 56 52 22T 11T Ruth, Babe 1921 55 59 9 19T Foxx, Jimmie 1932 53 58 10T 29T Greenberg, Hank 1938 52 58 10T 81T Ruth, Babe 1919 46 29 *** 95T Freeman, Buck 1899 45 25 *** 119T Schulte, Frank 1911 44 21 *** 165T Cravath, Gavvy 1915 42 24 *** 165T Wilson, Chief 1912 42 11 *** b.