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How/why did Jimmie Foxx get the chance to pitch in 1945?

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  • How/why did Jimmie Foxx get the chance to pitch in 1945?

    i'd understand if he pitched one inning in a blowout game or something, but he pitched 22 innings that year

    anybody know why they even thought about using him as a pitcher at age 37?

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    --Alot of odd things happened during the war. Compared to playing a one armed outfielder and pitching a 15 year old boy letting an aging superstar pitch a few games is hardly surprising.

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      Why Did Jimmy Foxx Pitch?

      Although it was only for a few innings, he actually did better than quite a few other relievers they've signed. But, an attempt to sell a few extra tickets is the obvious answer.

      http://www.baseball-reference.com/f/foxxji01.shtml


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