Fox was one of the AL's better outfielders, both offensively and defensively, and
a mainstay of the strong Detroit teams of the mid-1930s. A semi-pro pitcher when
the Tigers first spotted him, he was advised to concentrate on the outfield. Within
three seasons, Fox had led the Texas League by hitting .357, and had arrived in Detroit.
Always dangerous on the bases, he became a steady fielder with a good arm, and a
good doubles hitter with occasional home run power. He hit over .300 each year from
1935 through 1937, had six doubles in the 1934 World Series, and was the top batter
in the 1935 WS, getting ten hits (.385).
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 30, 1935: At St. Louis, leadoff hitter Pete Fox leads the Tigers to a twinbill drubbing of the Browns, as Detroit rolls 18-1 and 11-6. Fox drives in 10 runs, six in the opener when he hits his 2nd grand slam of the month. Fox has eight hits, five in the nitecap, and scores four runs in each game. Rowe coasts in the opener and Alvin Crowder is the nitecap winner.
»July 11, 1935:
Pete Fox's hitting streak is stopped after 29 games.