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Jimmie Foxx reaches 50 homers at Fenway

Jimmie Foxx, shown during a Red Sox game at Fenway on June 4, 1938.

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Jimmie Foxx, shown during a Red Sox game at Fenway on June 4, 1938.

Jim Bagby of the Red Sox, who opened the baseball race by winning over the Yankees at Fenway Park, closed his first major league season yesterday with a 9-2 victory over the same club at the same place. He won his 15th game in holding the world champions to four hits.

Jimmie Foxx hit his 49th and 50th home run, the first with two on and the second with the bases full, thus breaking the record of hitting two home runs in the same game in one season, which he shared with Babe Ruth and Hack Wilson at eight each until a month ago, when he broke the tie.

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These performances were the highlights in the semifinal game of the season at Fenway Park. Lefty Grove was presented a Buick convertible coupe before the game as one of five of the most popular pitchers in major league baseball, decided by a nation-wide poll conducted by the Kellogg Company.

Making 50 home runs, batting in 174 runs, leading the league in batting and playing a great game at first base out to make Jimmie Foxx the most valuable player in the American League.

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