Jacob Nelson "Nellie" Fox (December 25, 1927 – December 1, 1975) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) second baseman who played 19 seasons for the Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, and Houston Astros, from 1947 through 1965. He was one of the best second basemen in baseball and the third most difficult hitter to strike out in major-league history. Fox was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.
Fox was an American League (AL) All-Star for twelve seasons, an AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) for one season, and an AL Gold Glove winner for three seasons. He had a lifetime career .288 batting average, 2663 hits, 35 home runs, and 790 runs batted in. He hit .300 or more six-times and led the AL in singles 8-times (7 consecutive seasons) and 6-times in fielding as second baseman. In 1959, he hit .306 with 149 singles and 70 RBI, and helped the "Go Go" White Sox win the American League Pennant championship. He also coached for the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers after his playing career.
By Dean Hanley
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