Jimmie Foxx (1907-1967) was a Major League baseball player. He was starting first baseman for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1925 to 1935, of the Boston Red Sox from 1936 through part of the 1942 season (at which point he was traded to the Chicago Cubs), for the Cubs from 1942 to 1944, and for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1945. He retired with a career batting average of .325 and with 534 home runs, which at the time of his retirement made him second on the all-time home run list behind only Babe Ruth. He won the World Series twice, in 1929 and 1930, with the A's. He was American League MVP in 1932, 1933, and 1938, a nine-time All-Star, a Triple Crown winner in 1933, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1951.
Jimmie Foxx was a running back for an Americanfootball team. He was well-known in the United States but nearly unheard of in the Confederate States. Irving Morrell's army used this to their advantage in Pittsburgh when they made Foxx's name a password to identify Confederate infiltrators behind the lines.