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Subject: To complete the circle of tragedy, his brother Sam (who also played MLB) died just two months later

His widow said Jimmie's death had devastated him
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Date Posted: Monday, July 22, 05:44:35pm
In reply to: Foxx was played by veteran actor Stacey Keach Sr, in the 1994 biopic, COBB. 's message, "(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! ..." on Monday, July 22, 04:37:14am

Jimmie started developing a drinking problem in the 40's, when his first marriage was falling apart. He was gone for long periods of time and she was cheating on him. His two kids from that marriage were largely estranged for the rest of his life.

His divorce and an investment in a golf course, which was closed because of WW II restrictions, took a toll on his finances. He couldn't get a job in baseball and ended up managing in the AAGPBL (i.e. League of Their Own). The Tom Hanks character was supposedly an exaggerated version of him.

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Too bad the Heimlich manuever didn't exist in 1967 (NT).Monday, July 22, 05:48:06pm

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