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Richard Nixon's Letter to Jimmie Foxx's Daughter

A week before the 1972 Watergate break in, President Richard Nixon sat down with his son-in-law David Eisenhower and, together, they made a list of who they considered to be the greatest baseball players of all time.

When the list was complete, the President had a gold embossed booklet printed that named the choices. Their choice for the greatest first baseman pre-World War II was the "The Beast" Jimmie Foxx of the slugging Philadelphia A's.

This is the letter that Nixon sent to Foxx's daughter, Nancy Canaday, informing her that he had chosen her father as baseball's greatest first baseman.



The great slugger Jimmie Foxx, chosen by Nixon for his greatest all-time baseball team.