- 3-time AL MVP (1932, 1933, 1938)
- His 534 home runs rank 17th all-time
- 2-time World Series Champion (1929 and 1930, with the A's)
- 2-time batting champion (1933 - .356 and 1938 - .349)
- Hit over .300 in 11 full seasons
- 4-time home run champ (1932 - 58, 1933 - 48, 1935 - 36 and 1939 - 35)
- His career average of .325 ranks 42nd all-time
- His career OBP of .428 ranks 10th all-time
- His career OPS of 1.038 ranks 6th all-time
- His .609 slugging percentage ranks 5th all-time
- His 1,922 career RBI rank 8th all-time
Should he be a Hall of Famer?
- This is where I usually list reasons why a player might not deserve their spot in the Hall. All I've got is that Foxx led the league in strikeouts 7 times. Something tells me that this is a forgotten fact.
- Appeared on 7 Hall of Fame ballots and averaged 44.8% of the vote.
- Reached the 500 home run plateau and narrowly missed the 3,000-hit plateau.
Duh. YES. Jimmie Foxx is absolutely a Hall of Famer. Without a doubt. I didn't even have to think too hard about it at all. Is there anyone out there who wants to argue that Foxx isn't a Hall of Famer? Anyone (crickets)?
Foxx reportedly died at the age of 59 after choking on a piece of meat. What an awful way to go.Jimmie Foxx autographs average around $2,500 on Ebay. Good luck with that.