Jimmie Foxx hits for the cycle and drives in a then-AL record nine runs
Digital Preservation Project
We need your help to preserve priceless treasures housed here in Cooperstown. Make a gift today to help ensure that fans around the world can have online access to the Museum collections and Library archive.
In Foxx’s 20-year career, he brought home three Most Valuable Player Awards and was a nine-time All-Star. “Next to DiMaggio, [Jimmie Foxx] was the greatest player I ever saw,” remarked Ted Williams.
He was a major contributor on two world champion teams in Philadelphia – 1929 and 1930. Foxx left Philadelphia following the 1935 season, as he was traded to the Boston Red Sox. He would return to The City of Brotherly Love for his farewell season – 1945 – but this time he would play for the National League’s Philadelphia team, the Phillies.
Andrew Kivette was a public relations intern in the Hall of Fame’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development