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Nellie Fox

Nellie Fox
Jacob Nelson Fox
Induction Information
Elected to Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee in 1997, Player
Hall of Fame plaque for Nellie Fox

Born: December 25, 1927, in St. Thomas, Pennsylvania
Died: December 1, 1975, in Baltimore, Maryland

ML Debut: 6/8/1947
Primary Position: Second Baseman
Bats: L Throws: R Primary Uniform #: 2

Played For: Philadelphia A's (1947-1949), Chicago White Sox (1950-1963), Houston Colt 45s (1964-1965)
Primary Team: Chicago White Sox
Post-Season: 1959 World Series
Awards: All-Star (12): 1951-1961, 1963; AL MVP 1959; Gold Glove (3): 1957, 1959-1960

Scrappy Nellie Fox was a catalyst for the "Go-Go" White Sox of the 1950s. The 12-time All-Star was the American League MVP in 1959, leading the White Sox to their first World Series in 40 years. He led the American League in hits four times and in fewest strikeouts 10 times. He compiled 2,663 hits, while striking out just 216 times in 9,232 at-bats. He was a three-time Gold Glove winner and set the major league record for consecutive games played at second base (798).

"I've never seen anybody who wanted to play more than Fox did. In spring training you had to run him off the field to get him to rest, and I mean literally

Did You Know... that Nellie Fox holds the record for most consecutive years leading the league in singles (seven, 1954-1960)?

Hall of Fame Teammate: Luis Aparicio

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