Jimmie Foxx

Hall of Fame

First Base

1925—1945

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Player LeveL
Elite
All-time rank
#26
First Base RANK
#3

Player Detail

James Emory
GIVEN NAME
Foxx
SURNAME
October 22, 1907, in Sudlersville, MD
BORN
July 21, 1967, in Miami, FL, USA
DIED
1925—1945
Playing Career
Played from 17-37
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia A's
Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs
Philadelphia Phillies
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Philadelphia A's
PRIMARY TEAM
1929-30
World Series titles
Beast, Double X
NICKNAME
3
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 195
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
May 1, 1925
Major League Debut
September 23, 1945
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Jimmie Foxx?

Mashed a bunch of home runs when Lou Gehrig was also in the league.

80

HITTING

80

POWER

40

RUNNING

40

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
During World War II, Jimmie Foxx managed in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The Tom Hanks character in A League of Their Own was based partly on Foxx.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2317
2646
534
1922
.325
9 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1932, 1933, 1938 AL MVP

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1932 Philadelphia A's

24 Years Old

.364
AVG
58
HR
169
RBI
151
RUNS
.469
OBP
213
HITS
33
2B
9
3B
.749
SLG
116
BB
3
SB
10.4
WAR
Hit .389 with 31 HR and 820 SLG at Shibe Park in 77 games.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.325
.428
.609

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.1037
.822
126.2

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
76.3
52.3

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Jimmie Foxx Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Foxx
505
164
109
28
8
33
119
90
81
5
308
255
.325
.428
.609
1037
AVG 1B
527
155
83
30
7
13
96
61
46
7
238
219
.294
.370
.452
.822

Jimmie Foxx Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
3
4
3
3
3
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
3
3
3
2
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Jimmie Foxx PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
93.1
59.5
43.0
28.6
6.50
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Jimmie Foxx
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
431.1
242.8
171.1
114.9
30.1
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Jimmie Foxx
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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