President Election of 1912-Jimmy Foxx-Back to Philadelphia

This is was to me the most fascinating election since the Civil War.  This election showed many things:

1} The Folly of the Electoral College System;

2} How a Third Party can Effect the Outcome of an Election;

3} Three Self Styled Progressives for President;

4} The Power of Incumbency;

5} How Form vs. Substance can effect an Administration;

6} Using the New Media-Motion Pictures;

7} Was the beginning of two factions within the Republican Party, Eastern Liberals vs Western Conservatives.  The dividing line was Pittsburgh.


Jimmy Foxx was one of the greats that Connie Mack traded away when he broke up the team in 1935.  That was no small move with Foxx’s highlights listed below. Often with a second team, ball player returns to the city where he started.   Management  does this of course strictly as a box office measure.  Old timers can remember how great the players were and their sons and daughters can see what their parents are talking about. It serves as good history if not good play.  This happens generally when a player is well past his prime.   

In 1945, Jimmy Foxx played only 89 games with the Philadelphia Phillies.   He hit seven home runs and batted .268.


Jimmy Foxx was one of the great players with the Philadelphia Athletics from 1925 to 1935.  Here are some highlights:

–scored over 100 runs six times with an American  League leading 151 in 1932;

–banged out 200 or more hits twice;

–led the league in home runs three times; 58 in 1932, 48 in 1933, and 36 in 1935;

–knocked in over 100 runs three times; personal high of 156 in 1930; led the league with 169 in 1932 and 163 in 1933;

–hit well over .300 every year with the exception of 1931 when Foxx hit .291; won the Batting Title with league leading .356 average in 1933.


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