During a time of great sluggers, Jimmie Foxx out slugged them
all. His first, of a career high 534 home runs, came in 1927. Foxx, nicknamed
"Double X" because of the unique way he spelled his last name,
blasted 58 homers and 169 RBI enroute to his first of two consecutive
MVP awards in 1932. He also collected MVP honors upon the conclusion of
the 1938 season with a batting average of .349, 50 home runs, and a career
high 175 RBI.
Opposing catchers claimed, "If I were catching blindfolded, I'd always
know when it was Jimmie Foxx who connected. He hit the ball harder than
anybody else". "Double X" was a marked as one of baseballs
greats with his Hall of Fame induction in 1951.