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Jimmie Foxx

Baseball

Philadelphia Athletics

Played 11 seasons for the Philadelphia Athletics (1925-35)

Played 1 seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies (1945)

One of the greatest right handed power hitters in the history of the game

Was the second player to hit 500 career HR

Career stats with the Athletics: .339 AVG, 975 R, 1492 H, 302 HR, 1075 RBI, .640 SL%

Career fielding stats with the Athletics: .991 F%, 10,589 TC, 9653 PO, 836 A, 792 DP

3 time AL All-Star selection with the Athletics (1933-35)

4 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Batting with the Athletics

1 time led the AL in Batting with the Athletics (1933)

7 times finished in the AL Top 5 in HR with the Athletics

3 times led the AL in HR with the Athletics (1932-33, 1935)

5 times finished in the AL Top 5 in RBI with the Athletics

2 times led the AL in RBI with the Athletics (1932, 1933)

5 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Runs with the Athletics

1 time led the AL in Runs (1932)

2 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Hits with the Athletics

6 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Total Bases with the Athletics

2 times led the AL in Total Bases with the Athletics (1932, 1933)

3 time AL Leader in SL% (1932-33, 1935)

4 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Extra Base Hits with the Athletics

2 times led the AL in Extra Base Hits (1932, 1933)

1 time led the AL in Walks with the Athletics

7 times finished in the AL Top 5 in On Base % with the Athletics

1 time led the AL in On Base % (1929)

7 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Slugging % with the Athletics

3 times led the AL in Slugging % (1932-33, 1935)

3 times led the AL in Fielding % at 1B (1931, 1932, 1935)

1 time led the AL in Putouts at 1B (1930)

1 time led the AL in Assists at 1B (1933)

Holds Athletics single game record for Most Hits with 6 (7/10/32)

Holds Athletics single game record for Most Total Bases with 16 (7/10/32)

Holds Athletics single season record for Most HR with 58 (1932)

Holds Athletics single season record for Most RBI with 169 (1932)

Holds Athletics single season record for Most Total Bases with 438 (1932)

Holds Athletics single season record for Most Extra Base Hits with 100 (1932)

Holds Athletics single season record for Highest Slugging % with .749 (1932)

Current rank on Athletics Career Leaders:

  • 2nd in AVG [.339]
  • 2nd in HR [302]
  • 2nd in RBI [1075]
  • 4th in Runs [975]
  • 7th in Hits [1492]
  • 2nd in XBH [638]
  • 3rd in TB [2813]
  • 7th in BB [781]
  • 1st in OB% [.435]
  • 1st in SL% [.640]

Current rank amongst Athletics First Basemen:

  • 4th in Total Chances [9930]
  • 4th in Putouts [9300]
  • 6th in Assists [557]
  • 3rd in Double Plays [770]

Upon retirement, his 534 HR placed him behind only Babe Ruth on the MLB all time list

Established MLB record by hitting 30+ HR in 12 consecutive seasons (since broken)

Current rank on MLB Career Leaders:

  • 41st in AVG [.325]
  • 14th in HR [534]
  • 8th in RBI [1922]
  • 20th in Runs [1751]
  • 14th in XBH [1117]
  • 19th in TB [4956]
  • 20th in BB [1452]
  • 11th in OB% [.428]
  • 5th in SL% [.609]

AL Triple Crown winner (1933 - .356 AVG, 48 HR, 163 RBI)

2 times named AL MVP (1932, 1933)

3 time AL Champion with the Athletics (1929-31)

2 time member of the World Series Champion Athletics (1929, 1930)

Nominee for the MLB All-Century Team (1999)

Ranked 15th on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players (1999)

Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1951)

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