You can help Support the operation of the Museum by purchasing a plaque in Memory of or in Honor of a person or persons you wish featured. They are Bronze Plaques 10" x 2" representing each of the Home-Runs hit by Foxx. You can purchase one for $100.00 each and it will be displayed on the right wall as you enter the museum. You may purchase one for yourself.
Jimmie Foxx was born October 22, 1907 in Sudlersville, MD. At Sudlersville High School, which was closed in 1966 and became Sudlersville Middle School, he excelled in soccer, track and baseball. His power hitting on the baseball diamond attracted the attention of Frank "Home Run" Baker who was managing Easton in the Eastern Shore League and Foxx was invited to a try-out, from which he joined the team. Baker then recommended the 17-year Foxx to Connie Mack, and Foxx signed with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1925. Becoming the Athletics' regular first baseman in 1928, Foxx soon was considered the right-handed Babe Ruth by many. Playing for the Athletics (1925-35), Boston Red Sox (1936-42), Chicago Cubs (1942, 1944), and Philadelphia Phillies (1945), Foxx belted 30 or more homers in 12 consecutive seasons and drove in more than 100 runs 13 consecutive years, including a career-best 175 with Boston in 1938. Three times (1932, 1933, 1938) he was the American League MVP, and in 1933, he also won the Triple Crown with 48 home runs, 163 RBIs and a .356 batting average. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951 and into the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994. Foxx was the second Major League player, after Babe Ruth, to hit 500 career home runs, and he retired with 534 round-trippers, each of which is memorialized on the Jimmie Foxx Wall at the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum.