The late Jacob Nelson Fox, who was better known as Nellie Fox, is the only former Jamestown professional player ever to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and now to the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.
After several years of being a strong candidate for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Fox was finally chosen on March 5, 1997 for his outstanding 19-year career as a second baseman with the Chicago White Sox, the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Athletics.
During that span, with most of the time spent with the White Sox, Fox batted at a .288 clip in 2,367 games with 2,663 hits, 355 doubles, 112 triples, 35 home runs and 790 RBIs.
Fox scored 1,279 runs and was a top-notch fielder with a .984 percentage, including 6,102 putouts, 6,385 assists and only 209 errors.
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