» July 12, 1911:
Yankee third baseman Roy Hartzell, acquired from the Browns in January for Jimmy Austin and Frank LaPorte, has a career day as the cleanup hitter. He hits a 3-run double and another double in one inning, then piles on a sacrifice fly and grand slam, to drive in eight runs. It is an AL record until Jimmie Foxx's nine RBI in a game in 1933. New York defeats the Browns, 122.
» May 1, 1925: The A's introduce another future Hall of Famer, 17-year-old C Jimmie Foxx, who pinch-hits and singles against Washington. But the A's lose, 94.
» May 31, 1927:
The Yankees slug the 3rd-place Athletics into submission, winning 103 and 185. Babe Ruth homers in each game to run his string to four straight games. He finishes the month with 12 homers, and 16 altogether. Rookie strongboy Jimmie Foxx belts his first ML homer, off Urban Shocker, in game 2. Tony Lazzeri and Mark Koenig homer in game 2, while Lou Gehrig has two singles to go along with his double, triple and homer in the opener.
» June 11, 1927: After five wins in a row, the A's lose to the Tigers, 54. Despite Lefty Grove being lifted for a pinch hitter in the 8th, for the 9th inning the Philadelphia Athletics field a team of seven Hall of Famers. The outfield consists of Ty Cobb in right, Al Simmons in center and Zack Wheat in left. At 1B Jimmie Foxx, while at 2B. Cy Perkins started as catcher batting seventh, but when Mickey Cochrane pinch-hit for him in the last inning, seven Cooperstown-bound players were in the lineup. On May 24th of next year, the A's will again field seven HOFers and combine with the Yanks to showcase 13 Hall of Famers.
» May 24, 1928: In the first game of a doubleheader in Philadelphia, a major-league record 13 future Hall of Famers take the field as the first-place Yankees take on the 2nd-place A's. This number does not include non-playing Hall of Famers Herb Pennock and Stan Coveleski, managers Miller Huggins and Connie Mack, nor umpires Tom Connally and Bill McGowan. [HOFs: Earle Combs, Leo Durocher, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, and Waite Hoyt for New York; Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Mickey Cochrane, Al Simmons, Eddie Collins, Lefty Grove, and Jimmie Foxx for the A's.] Led by Lazzeri's three hits and six RBIs, the Yanks edge the A's, 97, handing the defeat to Lefty Grove. The A's win the nitecap, 52, behind rookie Ossie Orwell.
» June 22, 1928:
Journeyman hurler Hank Johnson of the Yankees blanks the star-studded Athletics 4-0. In the game for Connie Mack's team are Ty Cobb, Mickey Cochrane, Al Simmons, Jimmie Foxx, Eddie Collins, Tris Speaker, and Lefty Grove.
» July 21, 1928:
Jimmie Foxx hits the longest drive ever seen out of Shibe Park as the A's take two from St. Louis, increasing their lead over the third-place Browns to 10 games.
» May 1, 1929: The first-place Athletics score eight runs off Milt Gaston in the first two innings enroute to a 246 pasting of the Red Sox. Lefty Grove is the easy winner, exiting after five innings. Jimmie Foxx has a pair of homers and Al Simmons has five hits, including a double and homer. The 24 runs matches a franchise record set in the Ty Cobb protest game in 1912, and the 29 hits sets a franchise mark.
» October 8, 1929: Howard Ehmke (7-2), who has been scouting the Cubs for a week, is the Athletics' surprise starter in Game One of the World Series at Chicago. A crowd of 50,740 Cubs fans watches Ehmke strike out a World Series-record 13 that will stand until Brooklyn's Carl Erskine fans 14 Yankees in 1953. He holds the Cubs scoreless until the 9th for a 31 win. Charlie Root (19-6) yields just three hits, but one is a home run by Jimmie Foxx in the 7th.
» May 10, 1930: The A's conquer the Indians, 64 at Philadelphia. Jimmie Foxx's 7th-inning triple with two on breaks the tie.
» May 21, 1930: Babe Ruth hits three consecutive home runs in the first game of a doubleheader against the A's, then batting against Jack Quinn in the 9th, Ruth decides to hit right handed. After two strikes, he switches to lefty but strikes out. This is the first of two career 3-homer games for the Babe. Max Bishop draws five walks for the 2nd time in his career (he is the only player to do this twice), and Jimmie Foxx homers to help the A's to a 157 victory. Ruth is homerless in the 2nd game, a 41 Yankee loss, but Bishop has three more walks. Bishop will walk eight times in a doubleheader in 1934, the only player to collect more than six walks in an afternoon.
» May 22, 1930: In Philadelphia, the Yankees and the Athletics continue the home run barrage as the Yankees take both games of a 2nd straight doubleheader, 101 and 2013. Babe Ruth hits a pair of home runs in the opener, as does Ben Chapman and winning pitcher George Pipgras. The Yanks score nine runs in the 1st two innings of the 2nd second game, but the A's come back to tie it at 12 apiece. The Yanks win the assault 2013 as Tony Lazzeri is 4-for-4 scores five runs, and knocks in 4. Ruth hits another in the 2nd game, while Lou Gehrig powers three round trippers to drive in eight runs. On the A's side, Jimmie Foxx has two homers to drive in six runs. For the afternoon, the teams combine to hit 14 round trippers, a then-record 10 in game 2.
» June 18, 1930:
The Athletics beat Wes Ferrell of the Indians 7-2 with three consecutive HRs in the fifth (Al Simmons, Jimmie Foxx, and Bing Miller).
» August 9, 1930:
The A's increase their American League lead with a second straight doubleheader sweep of the White Sox, winning 92 and 30. Jimmie Foxx's 32nd homer, off Caraway with two on in the 8th, gives Ed Rommel the win the curtain call. The second place Senators drop a pair to the Indians.
» October 6, 1930:
The A's take the lead in the Series, 3 games to
2, when George Earnshaw and Lefty Grove combine to
shut out the Cardinals, 2-0, on 3 hits. Philadelphia's
runs come in the top of the 9th when Burleigh Grimes
is tagged for a long 2-run HR by Jimmie Foxx.
» May 25, 1931: The A's win their 17th in a row, two behind the White Sox' American League record, beating the Yankees 42 and 164 at Philadelphia. Lefty Grove wins the opener and Roy Mahaffey coasts to the win in the nitecap. Mickey Cochrane and Ben Chapman match homers in the opener, while Jimmie Foxx is the only batter to leave the park in game 2. The streak, the 4th (tied) longest of the century, ends tomorrow when Lefty Gomez stops the A's 62. The A's are in first place by five games.
» August 29, 1931: In his first start following his loss, Lefty Grove fans the side (Byrd, Sewell, Ruth) in the 1st inning, hands out a walk to Lou Gehrig to start the 2nd, and records three more K's (Chapman, Lary Dickey). Lefty has two K's in the 3rd but develops a blister from gripping the ball. Gehrig knocks Grove out of the box with a 6th-inning grand slam, but the A's lefty still wins 74. Lou now has 142 RBIs. Jimmie Foxx knocks in five runs for the A's.
» September 22, 1931:
At Philadelphia, the A's set a new franchise record as they win their 105th, beating the Tigers, 86. Jimmie Foxx belts a three run homer in the first to pave the way for George Earnshaw's 21st win. Tiger infielder Mark Koenig makes his 5th mound appearance of the season, walks six while pitching two runless innings. The A's complete their season series with Detroit at 184.
» October 6, 1931:
The A's George Earnshaw evens the WS with a 3-0
shutout, giving up 2 hits to the red-hot Pepper Martin.
Jimmie Foxx hits a ball over the LF stands, judged
one of the longest drives ever at Shibe Park.
» June 13, 1932:
Dale Alexander and Roy Johnson are traded by Detroit to Boston for Earl Webb. Alexander, batting only .250, will hit .372 with Boston and will edge out Jimmie Foxx for the batting title by three points.
» September 3, 1932:
Against the Red Sox, Jimmie Foxx of the A's poles his 50th and 51st home runs to become the 3rd player to reach 50 in a season, joining Babe Ruth and Hack Wilson. Foxx's 2nd homer, in the 9th, ties the game at 44, and McNair follows with a game winning home run.
» September 21, 1932: Jimmie Foxx slugs #54 to lead the A's to an 84 win over the visiting Yankees. Simmons and McNair also homer off Red Ruffing as Sugar Cain is able to win.
» September 22, 1932: The Yanks overcome two homers by Jimmie Foxx, one a grand slam, and edge the Athletics in 10 innings, 87. Foxx now has 56 homers. The Yanks comeback starts in the 8th inning when Gehrig hits a 2-run homer, his 33rd. Myril Hoag's homer in the 9th ties it for NY.
» September 24, 1932: Jimmie Foxx hits his 2nd grand slam in three days, giving him 57 homers for the season, but the A's lose in the 10th to Washington, 87. Dickey leads the Washington offense with a pair of doubles and a pair of singles.
» September 25, 1932:
Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th home run in the last game of the season to finish two short of Ruth's 1927 record of 60. Foxx adds two singles but the A's lose, 21, to the Senators Alvin Crowder. Alvin Crowder wins his 26th and 15th straight game, one short of the AL record held by Walter Johnson, Smoky Joe Wood, and Lefty Grove. Foxx finishes with 169 RBIs while teammate Al Simmons ties for 2nd with 151.
» June 8, 1933: Welcome to the Bigs. A's pitcher Bobby Coombs gives up a homer to his first ML batter, but Jimmie Foxx homers in his first three at bats, as the A's outscore the Yankees 1410. He had homered his last time up the previous day to give him four consecutive home runs.
» June 9, 1933: Jimmie Foxx ties a major-league record with another home run, his 5th in three games, but the A's bow to the Yankees 76.
» August 14, 1933:
Jimmie Foxx hits for the cycle and drives in nine runs to break the AL record, as the A's beat the Indians 11-5. A record eight players will hit for the cycle this year.
» September 18, 1933:
The 2nd-place Yankees split with the White Sox, winning, 61, on Johnny Allen's 2-hitter, before falling 43. Les Tietje, in his ML debut, stops the Bombers in the nitecap. Lou Gehrig clubs home runs #28 and #29: Jimmie Foxx leads the American League with 45.
» September 28, 1933: The AP announces its All-Star team, voted on by sports editors and writers, and the top vote getters are Jimmie Foxx, Joe Cronin and Carl Hubbell. Lou Gehrig is on the second team behind Foxx, but Ruth did not make the squad.
» October 12, 1933:
Jimmie Foxx (AL) and Carl Hubbell (NL) are named
MVPs by the baseball writers.
» March 10, 1934: Jimmie Foxx ends his holdout from the A's. The 1933 Triple Crown winner and AL MVP accepts a reported $18,000.
» May 18, 1934: At Comiskey Park, Jimmie Foxx tees off against Ted Lyons and hits the first home run to ever land in the CF bleachers. Hank Greenberg will match Double X in 1938, then no one will reach the bleachers until Alex Johnston in 1970. Chicago still wins, 54.
» July 17, 1934:
Although Bob Johnson, Jimmie Foxx, and Pinky Higgins hit successive HRs in the fourth inning, St. Louis Browns P Jack Knott perseveres to beat the A's 7-4.
» September 7, 1934: Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx, heirs to Babe Ruth's
HR championship role, are in battle for the title.
Gehrig hits his 44th in Chicago, and Foxx, his 41st
» October 21, 1934:
An all-star team led by Babe Ruth and Connie Mack
sails on tour to Hawaii and Japan. Players with wives
include Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Charlie Gehringer,
Lefty Gomez, Earl Averill, and Lefty O'Doul.
» November 20, 1934:
Seventeen-year-old Eiji Sawamura gives up one hit, a home run to Lou Gehrig, as the touring American all-stars win in Japan 10. At one point Sawamura strikes out four in a row -- Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Gehrig. The all-stars easily win the other 15 games against high school and post-college players. College players in Japan are prohibited from playing against foreigners.
» April 17, 1935:
President Roosevelt throws out the first ball
at the delayed Washington opener. Jimmie Foxx homers,
but the Senators beat the A's 4-3.
» May 4, 1935: Jimmie Foxx scores five runs, as the A's beat the Indians 121.
» May 20, 1935: Hank Greenberg collects two of his three RBIs in the 11th inning as Detroit tops the A's, 86. A's pitcher George Caster, heeding the advice of Jimmie Foxx, walks Gehringer in the last frame to pitch to Greenberg.
» July 8, 1935:
The AL continues its All-Star Game reign, winning the third event, at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium 4-1. Jimmie Foxx is the hitting star with a homer and three RBI.
» August 10, 1935:
George Selkirk drives in eight runs, one short of Jimmie Foxx's AL record, with two HRs and a single.
» September 8, 1935:
In the 2nd game of a twinbill, the A's Jimmie Foxx doubles in the 8th to break up Eldon Auker's no-hit bid. Detroit rolls, 151 collecting 20 hits. Foxx has a pair of homers in the opener, again in vain, as the Tigers win, 75. Cochrane has three hits in each game for Detroit. The sweep increases their AL lead to 10 games.
» September 21, 1935:
Hal Trosky powers his 24th homer to lead the Indians to a 73 win over the White Sox. Joe Vosmik is 1-for-2 and continues to hold a slight lead at .348 in the AL batting race. After the Washington-Philadelphia twinbill today, Buddy Myer (0-for-4 today) is 2nd at .342 and Jimmie Foxx (0-for-9 today) is at .340, ending his 18-game hitting streak.
» September 29, 1935:
Against Washington, Jimmie Foxx slams his 35th homer in the 4th inning to give the A's a 42 lead, When the Nats tie, Double X hits his 36th in the 7th to put the A's in the lead. Washington retakes it, but the A's score four to win 118. Washington's Buddy Myer goes 4-for-5 to edge out Cleveland's Joe Vosmik for the AL batting title, .349 to .348. In Cleveland's doubleheader, Vosmik pinch hits in game one making an out, and plans on taking the rest of the afternoon off. When he hears that Myers is hot, he plays, going 1-for-3 to "lose" the title. Foxx finishes at .346.
» December 10, 1935: Two Hall of Famers are sold today. Jimmie Foxx, along with Johnny Marcum (1712), is sold by the As to the Red Sox for $150,000. The A's get Gordon Rhodes (210) and minor league catcher George Savino. The 28-year-old Foxx has averaged 41 homers over the past 7 seasons and says about the trade, "my dream has come true." After three years in Chicago, Al Simmons is sold by the White Sox to the Tigers for $75,000.
» January 4, 1936: As the 2nd part of the December 10th deal for Jimmie Foxx, the Boston Red Sox get outfielder Doc Cramer (.332) and SS Eric "Boob" McNair from the A's for Henry Johnson, Al Niemiec, and $75,000. Even with the free spending, and the presence of 20-game winners Ferrell and Grove, Boston will finish 6th in 1936.
» May 6, 1936: Jimmie Foxx hits his 7th and 8th homers of the season as Wes Ferrell beats the St. Louis Browns, 96, to keep the Red Sox in first place.
» July 26, 1936:
The Tigers strand 14 runners and lose to Boston and Wes Ferrell, 103. The Tigers have 13 hits included Goose Goslin with 3-for-3. Jimmy Foxx hits his 28th homer of the year in Boston's 5-run 8th, then hits another in the 9th, to pin the loss on Eldon Auker.
» July 31, 1936: Behind Lefty Grove and Jimmy Foxx, the visiting Red Sox top the White Sox, 73. Grove wins his 13th on seven hits, while Double X bangs his 30th homer, a triple and double. Boston sub Moe Berg adds a triple, double, and single off Ted Lyons.
» January 10, 1938: Before a gathering of writers, players and executives in Baltimore, Jimmie Foxx, Chuck Klein, and Charlie Keller (representing the American League, National League, and IL) try out the balls to be used in the new season. The Sporting News reports (as noted by Dick Thompson) that ". . . regarding the dead ball, as adopted by the National League, and the lively ball, as retained by the American and International Leagues . . .the NL ball has a distinctly 'dead' sound coming off the bat, compared to the livelier AL ball."
» May 9, 1938: At Boston, Jimmie Foxx drives in five runs on a pair of homers to pace the Red Sox to a 153 drubbing of Cleveland. Jim Bagby is the winner.
» May 31, 1938: At New York, Jimmie Foxx hits a grand slam off Yankee P Joe Beggs, the first of three he'll hit off Beggs this season, but the Yanks prevail, 125. Lou Gehrig plays his 2,000th consecutive game and has an RBI single.
» June 16, 1938: R-E-S-P-E-C-T. After hitting number 19 yesterday, Jimmie Foxx is walked a record six consecutive times by four Browns pitchers. One is intentional and one semi-intentional. But the visiting Red Sox win anyway, 128, before 1,028 paying customers. Johnny Marcum wins over Ed Linke.
» September 10, 1938:
Jimmie Foxx of the Red Sox hits 2 HRs in a game
for the 9th time this season, breaking a record held
by Babe Ruth and Hack Wilson.
» November 2, 1938: Jimmie Foxx is voted MVP of the American League for the 3rd time, with Yankees C Bill Dickey 2nd in the voting.
» April 20, 1939:
The Red Sox show off their prize rookie Ted Williams before 30,278 in the opener in New York, delayed two days because of rain. After striking out twice, Williams collects a double off Red Ruffing, who wins 20. Gehrig makes an error, goes hitless, and lines into two double plays in the only game featuring the two great sluggers. Other notables in what will become a historic box score include Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dickey, Jimmie Foxx, Joe Cronin, Bobby Doerr, Red Rolfe, and losing pitcher Lefty Grove. The Yanks score their first run on a homer by Dickey and their 2nd tally on an error by Jimmy Foxx. Boston has baserunners in each inning, but Ruffing tosses just the 2nd opening day shut out in Yankee history. Four umpires work the game including 3B ump George Pipgras, the starting pitcher for the Yankees in the 1929 Opener; his opponent for the Red Sox that day was Red Ruffing.
» May 11, 1939:
Ted Lyons hurls the White Sox to a 32 win over Boston, handing rookie Woodrow Rich his first loss. Chicago makes just four hits. Jimmie Foxx hits his 5th homer, a solo in the 9th, for Boston.
» September 9, 1939:
Jimmie Foxx is operated on for appendicitis, and
will be out for the season. His 35 HRs will still
win the title.
» October 24, 1939:
The AL MVP is Joe DiMaggio, with Jimmie Foxx the
runner-up, in the BBWAA poll.
» May 14, 1940: Boston's Jimmie Foxx blasts a 10th inning home run off White Sox P Johnny Rigney to give first place Boston a 7-6 win. The ball goes over the LF roof, the longest poke in Comiskey Park history.
» May 20, 1940:
Pinky Higgins clouts three successive homers and drives in seven runs to lead Detroit to a 107 victory over the leading Red Sox. Pinky's first two clouts come off Lefty Grove, and the last off Jack Wilson, who is charged with the loss. Jimmie Foxx hits his 10th homer of the year, a 5th inning grand slam, and Lefty Grove homers in the 2nd.
» May 21, 1940: Jimmie Foxx hits a grand-slam home run for the 2nd day in a row against Detroit in an 118 Red Sox win. Only Babe Ruth, twice, and Bill Dickey have slammed in consecutive days in the American League. Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, and Doc Cramer also homer for Boston. Hank Greenberg and Rudy York homer for the Bengals, while Wally Moses has a pair of triples and two singles.
» June 2, 1940:
The Red and White Sox split a doubleheader in Boston. Ted Lyons wins the opener, 60, for his 225th career victory. It is his 4th win this season. The Red Sox come back in the nitecap, 108, when Jimmie Foxx cracks his 13th homer of the year in the 9th inning into the LF screen with Ted Williams on base. Boston stays two games ahead of Cleveland, which split today with the A's.
» June 16, 1940:
Ted Williams cracks a 12th inning home run to give Boston a 43 win over the White Sox in game 1. Ted thumps another in the 145 nitecap win. Winning P Jack Wilson clubs a pair of homers, as does Joe Cronin. Jimmie Foxx homers as well as the Sox collect 20 hits.
» July 30, 1940:
Veteran Lou Finney hits so well for the Red Sox early in the season that manager Joe Cronin must make a place for him in the lineup. With rookie Dom DiMaggio joining Ted Williams and Doc Cramer in the OF, Cronin puts Finney at 1B when Jimmie Foxx volunteers to catch. The experiment lasts but a few games.
» August 2, 1940: In Detroit, the Red Sox pound 14 hits in beating the Tigers, 129. Shortstop Joe Cronin is 4-for-5 and hits for the cycle, the 5th cycle in Sox history. Cronin cycled in 1929, not the first player to cycle twice, but the first to do it a decade apart. His 8th inning homer, off Archie McKain, follows a Doc Cramer triple and ices it for the Sox. Boston also gets homers from Dom DiMaggio and catcher Jimmie Foxx, his 23rd. Ted Williams, pinch hitting in the 4th, draws a walk. Jack Wilson beats Tom Seats, with both pitching in relief.
» August 4, 1940: Jimmie Foxx, who started as a catcher in 1925, is behind the plate for the Red Sox to catch a 73 win for long-time teammate Lefty Grove. Foxx cracks his 24th home run to start the Sox on an 8-game skein in which they will hit 20 homers.
» August 16, 1940: Jimmie Foxx smashes two homers to help the Red Sox beat the Senators. The two round trippers move him ahead of Lou Gehrig on the all time list with a total of 495.
» August 17, 1940:
Jimmie Foxx homers in his 5th straight game as the Red Sox outslug the Senators, 129. Foxx's feat sets a club record.
» August 19, 1940: Hot-hitting Jimmie Foxx belts his 33rd home run, against Cleveland.
» August 25, 1940:
In the 2nd game of a twinbill, the Red Sox explode for 11 runs in the 6th inning. Jimmie Foxx hits his 3rd grand slam of the year in the inning, connecting off the Browns Emil Bildilli. The game is called after seven innings, with the Sox ahead 173.
» September 24, 1940:
George Caster of the Philadelphia Athletics allows
6 HRs in one game against the Boston Red Sox. Ted
Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Joe Cronin, and Jim Tabor connect
in the 6th inning. Foxx's HR is his 500th.
» May 12, 1941: Love that home cooking. At Boston, it's Lefty against Lefty as Lefty Grove stops the Yankees' Lefty Gomez, 64 for the southpaw's 20th straight win at Fenway Park. It is his 295th career victory. Jimmie Foxx helps with a 2-run homer.
» June 1, 1942:
Jimmie Foxx crosses leagues, waived by the Red Sox to the Cubs.
» February 10, 1945: Thirty-seven-year old Jimmie Foxx signs with the National League Philadelphia Blue Jays. Foxx hit just .050 last year with the Cubs.
» May 18, 1945:
Jimmie Foxx hits the 2nd pinch grand slam of his career, off Ken Burkhart, to give the Phils an 87 lead. But St. Louis rallies in the 9th to win 118.
» August 1, 1945: Mel Ott hits the 500th home run of his career, a total exceeded only by Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx. He will hit 10 more this season and one on Opening Day of 1946 to finish with 511. Ott leads the Giants to a 92 win over the Braves at the Polo Grounds.
» August 19, 1945: In game two of a doubleheader against the Reds, 37-year-old slugger Jimmie Foxx makes his first ML start pitching, the first seven innings for the Philadelphia Blue Jays. He leaves with a 41 lead, and Andy Karl saves Foxx's only ML decision, a 62 final. Double X's ERA in 10 ML appearances is 1.52. The lidlifter goes the Phils as well, 50, though they are mathematically eliminated from a 1st place finish.
» January 26, 1951: The baseball writers vote Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx into the Hall of Fame.
» May 2, 1954:
At Chicago, the Cubs and Pirates split. Chicago's Paul Minner outguns Vern Law in the opener, 53, and the Pirates outhit Chicago to win the nitecap, 1810 in eight innings. Frank Thomas has seven straight hits on the afternoon for Pittsburgh, before fanning. Hank Sauer hits three homers for Chicago, two in the nitecap, when he goes 4-for-4: Hammerin' Hank will belt 13 homers this year against the Piratesa major-league record (set by Jimmie Foxx and since tied by Joe Adcock, in 1956) for home runs against one team. Bob Skinner has three hits to drive in five runs for the Bucs in game 2, as they score 15 runs in the first four innings. Winning pitcher Bob Friend also drives in three runs to win his first of the year. With homers in both games today, the Cubs set an National League mark of 13 straight games in which they've homered since the start of the season.
» May 22, 1957: The Red Sox set an American League record by smashing four home runs in the 6th inning in an 110 win over Cleveland. Gene Mauch, Ted Williams, Dick Gernert, and Frank Malzone do the honors. All of these come on the first 16 pitches from Cal McLish. Williams had set the record with Jimmie Foxx, Joe Cronin, and Jim Tabor in 1940.
» April 17, 1960:
Eddie Mathews hits his 300th home run, off Robin Roberts, plus a double and triple, as Milwaukee beats Philadelphia 84. To date, only Jimmie Foxx hit his 300th at a younger age.
» August 25, 1963: Cleveland batters suffer an American League-record 27 strikeouts in a doubleheader (24 innings) split against the Red Sox. The 44 strikeouts for both teams are also an AL record, with Dick Stuart chipping in with 6. Stuart now has 123 for the season, surpassing Jimmie Foxx's Sox record of 119. Bill Monbouquette fans 11 Indians in the opener and Bob Heffner 12 more in the nitecap, but the Tribe still manages a split, winning 21 after an 83 loss.
» August 16, 1966: Willie Mays hits his 534th home run, matching Jimmie Foxx's record for right-handed batters, as Gaylord Perry beats the Cardinals 31.
» August 21, 1968: Minnesota's Jim Merritt loses his shutout in the 9th when Mickey Mantle hits a pinch homer, but he wins 31. It is Mantle's 534th home run, tying him with Jimmie Foxx for 3rd on the all-time list.
» August 22, 1968: Jim Merritt loses his shut out in the 9th inning when Mickey Mantle parks a pinch homer at the Metrodome. The Twins win, 31. Mick's homer ties him with Jimmie Foxx for 3rd place on the all-time list.
» May 16, 1970:
At Fenway Park, Carl Yastrzemski belts a Dean Chance pitch out of the park to the right of the flagpole. Only Jimmie Foxx (twice) and Bill Skowron have done it. Ray Culp is the 62 winner over Cleveland.
» August 23, 1972: Chicago's Dick Allen becomes the 4th ML player (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, and Alex Johnson are the others) to hit one into the CF bleachers in Comiskey Park when he connects off New York's Lindy McDaniel. The 2-run homer in the 7th ices the 52 win for the Sox. In 1972, all the Chicago Wednesday games are in the afternoon, and Harry Caray announces them while sitting in the CF bleachers. Allen's drive misses Caray by just a few rows.
» June 6, 1975:
Luis Tiant wins his 100th game as a Red Sox, defeating Kansas City, 10. Boston's other 100+ winners include Cy Young (193), Mel Parnell (123), Joe Wood (112), Joe Dobson (106), and Lefty Grove (105) (Roger Clemens will join the group with 192). Carl Yastrzemski walks in the game, his 1,452nd, tying him for 10th on the all time list with Jimmie Foxx.
» July 18, 1975: In a 93 win over the Kansas City Royals, Boston's Jim Rice clouts a tremendous homer over the CF wall at Fenway, to the right of the flag pole, just the 6th player to accomplish this feat. Owner Tom Yawkey calls it the longest shot he's ever seen at Fenway. The others: Detroit's Hank Greenberg, May 22, 1937; Boston's Jimmie Foxx, August 12, 1937; Yankees Bill Skowron, April 20, 1957; Boston's Carl Yastrzemski, May 16, 1970; Brewers Bob Mitchell, September 29, 1973.
» September 28, 1978: Mike Torrez wins his 1st game in a month, stopping the Tigers on 3-hits to win, 10. There are only two putouts by the Sox outfield. Boston's lone run comes on Jim Rice's 45th homer of the year, off Young. It is the most homers by a Red Sox player since Jimmie Foxx in 1938.
» August 11, 1979:
Against the Brewers at Fenway, Jim Rice belts his 30th homer, giving him three straight seasons with 30 or more homers. Only three Red Sox, Jimmy Foxx (5 straight years) and Williams (4 straight), have done it. But Milwaukee wins, 96.
» August 28, 1983: Greg Luzinski becomes the first player to park three home runs onto the roof at Comiskey Park, connecting off Boston's Oil Can Boyd in a 62 Chicago victory. Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams each accomplished the feat twice.
» May 2, 1984:
Cleveland's Andre Thornton walks six times in an Indians win at Baltimore, 97, in 16 innings. Thornton joins Jimmie Foxx as the only players this century to receive this many passes in a game.
» May 20, 1988: Mike Schmidt hits his 535th career home run to move past Jimmie Foxx into 8th place on the all-time list, but the Phillies lose to San Diego 43.
» July 31, 1994: The Giants beat the Rockies, 9-4, as 3B Matt Williams hits his 39th and 40th home runs of the year. This gives him a new National League mark for homers through July. The previous standard was 36. The all-time record of 41 was set by Babe Ruth in 1928, and tied by Jimmie Foxx four years later.
» May 21, 1996: At Fenway Park, Seattle pounds out 19 hits to beat Boston, 137. Ken Griffey, Jr. becomes the 7th-youngest player to collect 200th homers, when he connects in the M's 6-run 4th inning: Mel Ott, Eddie Mathews, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Frank Robinson and Hank Aaron were all younger. Jay Buhner hits a 2-run shot in the inning, the 5th game in a row he's connected, and Edgar Martinez adds four hits in the game.
» April 13, 1998: Seattle's Ken Griffey Jr. slugs two home runs in a 65 loss to Cleveland. In doing so, he becomes the secondyoungest player in big league history to reach 300 homers for his career, at 28 years and 143 days. Jimmie Foxx, at 27 years 328 days, was the youngest.
» August 10, 1998: White Sox OF Albert Belle drives in his 100th run of the season in a 53 win over Oakland. He joins Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth as the only players to record at least 30 homers and 100 RBIs in seven consecutive seasons.
» September 15, 1998: Ken Griffey Jr. hits homer #52 and drives in the 1,000th run of his career in the Mariners 127 win over the Twins. He becomes the 4thyoungest player in history to reach the milestone, after Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, and Lou Gehrig. Junior hit his 52nd on this date last year.
» August 20, 1999: This'll give managers grey hairs. Houston defeats Florida, 6-4, in 16 innings, despite blowing a 40 lead, striking out 17 times, and stranding 20 runners. Astros 1B Jeff Bagwell walks six times to tie a major league mark held by Jimmie Foxx and Andre Thornton.
» May 8, 2000:
Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hits his 12th home run of the season, against the San Francisco Giants. The homer tied "Big Mac" with Jimmie Foxx for ninth place on the all-time list with 534 career homers. McGwire needs just two taters to catch number eight on the list, Mickey Mantle, at 536.
» August 9, 2001:
The Giants score a 64 victory over the Reds in a game marked by two milestone home runs. Ken Griffey Jr. hits the 450th of his career, becoming the youngest player (by 15 days, over Jimmie Foxx) in history to reach that mark. He was also the youngest to hit 350 and 400. Barry Bonds hits his 49th of the season, becoming the fastest to ever reach that number.
» April 30, 2002:
The Rangers defeat the Blue Jays, 103. Alex Rodriguez hits the 250th home run of his career for Texas, becoming the 2ndyoungest player in history to reach that number. Jimmie Foxx was eight days younger when he did so.