A fearsome power hitter whose strength earned him the moniker, "The Beast", Jimmie Foxx was the anchor of an intimidating Philadelphia Athletics lineup that produced pennant winners from 1929-31. The second batter in history to top 500 home runs, Foxx belted 30 or more homers in 12 consecutive seasons and drove in more than 100 runs 13 consecutive years, including a career-best 175 with Boston in 1938. He won back-to-back MVP Awards in 1932 and '33, capturing the Triple Crown in the latter year.
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Many players have described Jimmie as a real "gentleman" and they had as much respect for him as he had for the players. He treated the girls as players and as women. This Hall of Famer was hired as the coach of the Ft. Wayne Daisies in 1952.