Jacob Nelson Fox
Mighty Mite Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.
Born: December 25, 1927 in St. Thomas, PA
by the Signed Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1944.
( All Transactions) Debut: June 8, 1947 (Age 19)
vs. CLE 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Colt.45's/Athletics/Astros 1947-1965 Final Game: July 25, 1965 (Age 37)
vs. CIN 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: December 1, 1975 in Baltimore, MD Buried: St. Thomas Cemetery, St. Thomas, PA
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1997.
View at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
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