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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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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