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Jimmie Foxx, His Cleveland Connection & Selling Roger Maris ‘61 Baseball Gloves

Jimmie Foxx was the second major leaguer in history to hit 500 home runs after Babe Ruth. His 58 home runs hit in 1932 were the third-most all-time in a single season at the time – behind the Bambino once more who held the top two spots with 59 homers hit in 1921 and 60 hit in 1927. And this is just a sampling of the great accomplishments that made “The Beast” as he was nicknamed, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history.

Today, we’ll shed some light on his post career – one that took him to Northeast Ohio in the early 1960’s, where at one time, he worked at the May Company Department Store in Downtown Cleveland selling sporting goods. And one such piece of merchandise he sold there were Roger Maris Signature Model baseball gloves made by Spalding shortly after Maris broke the single-season home run record in 1961 that had been previously held by Babe Ruth.

We’ll share with you the story and events leading up to that time as well as show you some great memorabilia.

So, keep it right here on History and Relics!


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