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Nellie Fox

WSI's Sox Fans' Hall of Fame

Nellie Fox
Second Base.  Chicago White Sox, 1950-63.
Batted:  left.  Threw:  right.
Born:  12/25/25, St. Thomas, Pennsylvania.  Died: 12/1/75.

 

  • American League M.V.P in 1959, the last pennant-winning team in Chicago's baseball history.
  • Batted .300 or better six times in the the 1950's.  Led the league in hits four times.
  • Led the league in fewest strike outs eleven times.  Three gold gloves.  Twelve all-star appearances.
  • Defensive triple crown winner in 1952, 1956, and 1959.  (led league in fielding percentage, putouts, and assists in the same season).
  • Along with Luis Aparicio, formed the tight defensive keystone combo critical for the club's success.
  • The living embodiment of the aggressive running and hitting, and the flawless defense of the great Sox teams of the Go-Go Fifties, affectionately known by legions of Sox fans as "Li'l Nell".
  • Inducted into the Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1997.
  • White Sox retired Nellie's #2 in 1976.

Chosen by Sox fans as the greatest hall of fame second basemen.

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