Jimmie Foxx: The Life and Times of a Baseball Hall of Famer, 1907-1967

Jimmie Foxx: The Life and Times of a Baseball Hall of Famer, 1907-1967

by W. Harrison Daniel

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Overview

In February 1925, 17-year-old Jimmie Foxx left his home in Sudlersville, Maryland, and joined the Philadelphia Athletics in spring training. Over the next twenty years, Foxx was one of the most consistent stars in the majors. His long home runs were legendary—his 535 were second only to Babe Ruth’s 714 when he retired in 1945. Only six years later, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Foxx tried his hand at a variety of jobs after he left baseball, but seemed always to be drawn back to the game. He coached and managed in the minor leagues and even managed the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1953. This is the story of Foxx’s rise to glory, his life in and out of the game, and his love affair with the national pastime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786418671
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/27/2004
Edition description: ALT
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

W. Harrison Daniel is a professor emeritus at the University of Richmond and and the coauthor of Baseball and Richmond: A History of the Professional Game, 1884–2000 (2003).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Prefaceix
1School Boy Athlete1
2Years of Apprenticeship, 1925-192819
3The Athletics, Their Glory Years, 1929-193237
4The Decline of the Athletics, 1933-193561
5The Red Sox Years, 1936-194297
6The War Years, 1941-1945137
7Post Baseball Career: The Early Years, 1946-1951165
8The Daisies, Hurricanes, Marlins and Millers, 1952-1958181
9The Last Years, 1959-1967205
Epilogue219
AppendixFoxx's Lifetime Statistics226
Bibliography229
Index239

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