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Subject: Rathbone died the same day (July 21, 1967) as JIMMIE FOXX, the MLB Hall of Famer (2nd player in MLB history to hit 500 career home runs, after Babe Ruth), who tragically choked to death dining in a restaurant. Foxx was only 59. ...

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Date Posted: Monday, July 22, 04:27:09am
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Jimmie Foxx
[ James Emory Foxx ]
(October 22, 1907 July 21, 1967)

Nicknamed "Double X" and "The Beast", was an American professional baseball first baseman who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, and Philadelphia Phillies. His most productive years were with the Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Red Sox, where he hit 30 or more home runs in 12 consecutive seasons and drove in more than 100 runs in 13 consecutive years.

Foxx became the second player in MLB history to hit 500 career home runs, after Babe Ruth. Attaining that plateau at age 32 years 336 days, he held the record for youngest to reach 500 for sixty-eight years, until superseded by Alex Rodriguez in 2007. His three career Most Valuable Player awards are tied for second all-time. Foxx was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.

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(Not so) FUN FACT: In May 1966, a year before his choking death, Foxx suffered a terrible personal blow, when his beloved wife, Dorothy, 47, ironically ALSO died from a choking accident! ...Foxx was played by veteran actor Stacey Keach Sr, in the 1994 biopic, COBB.Monday, July 22, 04:37:14am

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