Jimmie Foxx

Like Albert Pujols decades later, Jimmie Foxx converted to first base after getting to the major leagues. Pujols was a third baseman, Foxx was a catcher. But with Mickey Cochrane on his team, Philadelphia manager Connie Mack already had a Hall of Fame catcher. There were quite a few legends in uniform on the A’s teams of the late 1920s and early 1930s. In addition to Cochrane and Foxx, there were six other future Hall of Famers: Lefty Grove, Al Simmons, Eddie Collins, Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, and Waite Hoyt.

Foxx was the big bat in the middle of the lineup, usually hitting right behind Cochrane and Simmons. He had a lot of runners on in front of him, and he had no trouble driving them home. In his last six seasons with the Athletics, Foxx averaged 142 RBI.

Players who reached base 300 times for two different teams
Billy Hamilton … Philadelphia Phillies (1894-95), Boston Beaneaters (1896)
Tris Speaker … Boston Red Sox (1912), Cleveland Indians (1920, 1923)
Rogers Hornsby … St. Louis Cardinals (1921-22, 1924), Chicago Cubs (1929)
Jimmie Foxx … Philadelphia A’s (1932-33), Boston Red Sox (1936, 1938)
Pete Rose … Cincinnati Reds (1969, 1973, 1975-76), Philadelphia Phillies (1979)
John Olerud … Toronto Blue Jays (1993), New York Mets (1999)
Jason Giambi … Oakland A’s (2000-01), New York Yankees (2002)