Saturday, March 09, 2013


Check out the size of that jimmy! Double-X rated!
Jimmie Foxx is shown here with major wood in Ft. Myers, FL, then the winter home of the A's, around 1930. It almost looks like there's a giant home plate at his feet. I guess they were trying to show what a Beast he was, but don't larger versions of objects just make a human look smaller? Shouldn't they have given him a toothpick and a saucer?

Photo Reproduction by Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images

Wait! Post not over. When trying to find the actual date, which Getty Images said was "around 1930," I noticed Corbis had the uncropped version. And it says it's from 1935. In August! In Philadelphia. So this isn't a spring training photo at all. But there's no way I'm taking it down. And I'm curious as to what/where that building is.



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