Foxx, Jimmie

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Jimmie Foxx (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 Bonds. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.