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Foxx, James Emory "Jimmie" (10/22/1907 - July 21, 1967)

By Boston Herald

Jimmie Foxx, one of the mightiest batters in the history of Major League Baseball, was buried in Miami (FL) following a brief ceremony attended by his family and a handful of oltime ball players.

A member of baseball's Hall of Fame, the 59-year-old Foxx died suddenly.  He had been living in Miami in recent years, in the shadows of the riches and fame which surrounded his playing days.

His pall bearers included former Pittsburgh Pirate outfielder Max Carey, also a member of the Hall of Fame, Rube Wahlberg, pitcher and longtime teammateon the Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Red Sox, and Bobby Hogue, one-time New York Yankee Pitcher.

Connie Mack Jr., son of the owner of the A's when Foxx was their brightest star and a friend of the one-time home run king, was among the 60 morners.

Among the many floral wreaths which surrounded Foxx's casket were those from Tom Yawkey of the Red Sox; the Red Sox team; the Hall of Fame; and American League President Joe Cronin and his staff.

Contributed by: Helen Nordquist
Submitted on: 03/06/2017
Copyright: Boston Herald, July 26, 1967, p. 47

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