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Sat, 1939-09-09

On September 9, 1939, Jimmie Foxx of the Boston Red Sox undergoes an appendectomy, sidelining him for the rest of the season. Although Foxx will not return to action in 1939, his 35 home runs will hold up as the most in the American League. He also finishes the year with a .360 batting average and 105 RBIs.

 

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