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Chi. Cubs 6, Cincinnati 0

CINCINNATI, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Sammy Sosa and Bobby Hill each smacked three-run homers and Carlos Zambrano scattered six hits over seven innings Sunday to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 6-0 trium

Texas 10, Toronto 3

TORONTO, April 30 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez became the second youngest player in major league history to hit 250 home runs as the Texas

Bonds resigning with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The San Francisco Giants called a Monday night news conference to announce the re-signing of superstar left fielder Barry Bonds.

American League MVP winners

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- American League Most Valuable Player Award winners:

Bonds wins record fourth NL MVP

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Barry Bonds captured his unprecedented fourth Most Valuable Player Award on Monday, capping one of the greatest offensive seasons in baseball history.

Seattle 16, Texas 1

SEATTLE, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The Seattle Mariners matched their best offensive output of the season and tied the American League record with their 114th win a 16-1 rout of Alex Rodriguez an
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Jimmie Foxx
SLP2000051215- 12 MAY 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: As the large sign in Busch Stadium says, St. Louis Cardinals' slugger Mark McGwire has moved into a tie for career home runs with Jimmie Foxx with 534 home runs, May 12. McGwire has 12 home runs on the season so far. bg/ Bill Greenblatt UPI

James Emory "Jimmie" Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) (nicknamed Double X and The Beast) was an American first baseman and noted power hitter in Major League Baseball. Foxx was the second major league player to hit 500 career home runs, and at age 32 years 336 days, is the second youngest to reach that mark, behind Alex Rodriguez.

Born in Sudlersville, Maryland, Foxx played baseball in high school and dropped out to join a minor league team managed by former Philadelphia Athletics great Frank "Home Run" Baker. Foxx had hoped to pitch or play third base, but since the team was short on catchers, Foxx moved behind the plate. He immediately drew interest from the Athletics and New York Yankees. Foxx signed with the A's and made his major league debut in 1925 at age 17.

The A's catching duties were already filled by future Hall of Famer Mickey Cochrane, so by 1927, Foxx was splitting time between catching, first base, and the outfield. In 1929, installed as the A's regular first baseman, Foxx had a breakthrough year, batting.354 and hitting 33 home runs. In 1932, Foxx hit 58 home runs. He followed up in 1933 by winning the Triple Crown with a batting average of.356, 163 RBIs, and 48 home runs. He won back-to-back MVP honors in 1932 and 1933.

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