Pete Fox

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pete Fox played thirteen years in the major leagues with a career batting average of .298. He was several times in the top ten in the league in batting average and in stolen bases.

Fox, born in Evansville, IN, played in the minors from 1930 to 1932, spending part of 1930 and all of 1931 with the Evansville team. When he hit .357 for Beaumont in 1932, he got his chance in the majors in 1933. He played with the Detroit Tigers from 1933 to 1940 and with the Boston Red Sox from 1941 to 1945.

Fox appeared in the World Series in 1934, 1935 and 1940, and in the 1944 All-Star Game. He slugged .577 in the 1935 World Series, batting after Goose Goslin in the lineup in each game. The Tigers won their first World Series that year.

In 1946, at age 37, he played for the Oakland Oaks under manager Casey Stengel.

After baseball he was a manufacturer's representative. He died of cancer at age 57. He was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980. His son Don Fox pitched in the Boston Red Sox organization.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL All-Star (1944)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 3 (1934, 1935 & 1937)
  • 200 Hits Seasons: 1 (1937)
  • Won a World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1935

Further Reading[edit]

  • Gerald Nechal: "Pete Fox", in Scott Ferkovich, ed.: Detroit the Unconquerable: the 1935 World Champion Tigers, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 53-57. ISBN 978-1-933599-78-6

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