Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Time To Retire Jimmie Foxx's Red Sox Number 3

Jimmie Foxx
Today is the 107th anniversary of Jimmie Foxx's birth. "Double X" played seven amazing seasons for the Red Sox—winning the AL MVP once and ending up in the Hall of Fame. Yet, for some reason, his uniform #3 is not retired and on the facade in right field at Fenway. Can anyone please tell us why? In his time here, Foxx hit .320 with 222 HRs and 788 RBIs. In 1938 (when he won the MVP) he hit .349 with 50 HRs. He was an All-Star in six of his seven Boston years. Yesterday, we recounted the five worst Red Sox trades, but the trade that brought Foxx from the Philadelphia Athletics was one of the best. Boston sent George Savino (minors), Gordon Rhodes and $150,000 south. Not bad. So, come on, let's get old Double X's #3 up there! It's way overdue.