The 6'3" Fox attended the University of Oregon on a basketball scholarship for a
year before signing with the Reds in 1943. His one winning season, 1950, came a year
after his 6-19 mark made him the losingest pitcher in the majors. In December 1951
he was sent to the Phillies with Smoky Burgess
in a seven-player deal. After pitching
in the Texas League in 1955, he was stabbed to death while bouncing three young men
from his tavern near San Antonio.