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Jimmie Foxx | County Wicklow

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Full Name: James Emory Foxx

Born: October 22, 1907 in Sudlersville, MD

Irish Roots: Wicklow

Family Name: Hill and Hunter

Surname Origins: Hill came from many areas of Ireland, especially Ulster. In south and west it may represent the Irish agnomen a’Chnoic, “of the hill.”

Accomplishments: 

  • 2x World Series Winner
  • 3x MVP Winner
  • 9x All Star
  • 4x Homerun Leader
  • Triple Crown Winner

Honors:

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame (1951)

Biography

Jimmie’s 5x great-grandparents, William Hill, Sr. and Martha Hill (née Hunter), were born in Rathdrum, County Wicklow!