Talk:Jimmie Foxx

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Photo caption[edit]

The photo of Foxx with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Al Simmons... is the guy on the right Al Simmons or Mickey Cochrane? The caption here claims Simmons, but the actual photo file claims it's Cochrane. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:35, 5 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It says "this page may require cleanup" - whoever put that tag on left nothing on the talk page so we don't know what we're cleaning up! Mglovesfun 00:28, 2 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Anybody have any idea of the lineup of the Irish squad? I'd love to know. Trekphiler 01:37, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Forgot which baseball book I read this story in---about how the A's came to sign Foxx.

An Athletics scout came to Foxx's small town to see somebody else.He saw Foxx plowing a field and asked him "Which way to the baseball park?"

Foxx held his plow straight out with one hand and pointed "Thatta way".

The scout quickly asked Foxx if he could play baseball.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:08, 15 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The article keeps on referring to Foxx signing with the A's, the Athletics didn't become the A's until they were under Charlie Finley's management in Kansas City jstjdawg august 19

They're still officially the Athletics, not the A's. They have been referred with the nickname, "A's" ever since they were in Philadelphia. Best regardsTheBaron0530 (talk) 19:59, 10 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The image from Time Magazine's cover was replaced with an image from the Chicago Historical Society/Chicago Daily News. Never been to spain 20:11, 29 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This said "In 1937, Foxx hit a ball into the third deck of the left-field stands at Yankee Stadium, a very rare feat because of the distance and the angle of the stands. Gomez was the pitcher who gave it up, and when asked how far it went, he said, "I don't know, but I do know it took somebody 45 minutes to go up there and get it back." I don't see this as possible. Both players played for the Athletics and Red Sox and neither ever played for the Yankees. The 1937 All Star Game was played in Washington, DC. The 1937 World Series was played between the Yankees and Giants, both teams never had Grove or Foxx on their roster. So how was Lefty Grove pitching to Jimmy Foxx in Yankee Stadium in 1937? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:58, 24 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Sewageboy (talk · contribs) 03:35, 26 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

GA review (see here for what the criteria are, and here for what they are not)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose, spelling, and grammar): b (MoS for lead, layout, word choice, fiction, and lists):
    Corrected some comma splices. Other than that, the article's grammar was fair.
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (reference section): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR): d (copyvio and plagiarism):
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
  6. It is illustrated by images and other media, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free content have non-free use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall: