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Nellie Fox
#2 | Second Baseman | Chicago White Sox | Roster

Jacob Nelson Fox: "Little Nel"

     The "Go-Go" White Sox of the 1950s had one of the best keystone combinations in history in Nellie Fox and Luis Aparicio. With those two batting at the top of the order and handling the middle of the infield, the Sox made an appearance in the World Series in 1959.  Fox, a 12-time American League All-Star, was the junior circuit's MVP that season, leading the White Sox to their first World Series in 40 years.


     Fox was the American League hit leader on 4 occasions, and totaled the fewest strikeouts in the league 11 times.  He compiled 2,663 hits in his career, while striking out just 216 times in 9,232 at-bats.  The three-time Gold Glove winner was an adept second baseman who established a major league record for most consecutive games played at second base (798) and led AL second-baggers 10 straight times in putouts (from 1952 to 1961), 6 times in assists and 6 times in fielding percentage.


     Interesting bit of trivia: after an unimpressive 1948 rookie season, Fox was traded from the A's to the White Sox for catcher Joe Tipton.


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