PLAYER PROFILE

JACK FOX

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Jack Fox was one of the great defensive stars of the early pro game. He was one of the prototypes for the tough “standing guards” of early basketball. After gaining a substantial reputation playing on turn of the century independent teams in upstate New York, Fox signed to play league ball with a team in Holyoke for two seasons. After professional basketball died out in Massachusetts, Fox returned to playing with independent teams in Vermont and upstate New York. Fox was a valuable member of Ed Wachter’s 1906-07 Gloversville Co. E team that won 46 of 48 games. Fox spent two and half years with Johnstown in the Central League before returning to his home territory to play for four seasons with Utica in the New York State League. Fox had a major influence on the career of Marty Friedman, who would soon assume the mantle of best defensive player of his era. Fox played alongside Friedman for two seasons in Utica and later for two more seasons with Jasper in the Eastern League. In 1915, when Fox was in the twilight of his career, 23-year old scoring star, Johnny Beckman, described him as the toughest defender he had faced all season.  Fox played minor league professional baseball for fifteen seasons (1903-17) and compiled a pitching record of 100-75. In 1908, Fox appeared in nine games with the Philadelphia Athletics. Fox also played professional football.

 

JACK FOX Height: 5:11 Weight: 190 College: None
John T. Fox Born: July 26, 1882 Died: Apr 14, 1923 Hometown: Amsterdam, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1897-98 Amsterdam Co. H Indep
1898-99 Amsterdam Co. H Indep
1899-00 Little Falls Athletics Indep
1900-01 Little Falls Athletics Indep
1901-02 Little Falls Athletics Indep
1902-03 Holyoke MCBL 32 77 74 228 7.1
1903-04 Holyoke WMBL 51 104 18 226 4.4
1903-04 Willimantic CSL 4 12 6 30 7.5
1904-05 Willimantic CSL 12 23 37 83 6.9
1904-05 Bristol (Ct) Delphis Indep
1905-06 Winsted (Ct) Indep
1905-06 Bristol (Ct) Delphis Indep
1905-06 St.Johnsbury (Vt) Indep
1906-07 Winsted (Ct) Indep
1906-07 Gloversville Co.G Indep 45 131 0 262 5.8
1907-08 St.Johnsbury (Vt) Indep
1907-08 East Boston CLA Indep
1908-09 Johnstown CBL 30 73 0 146 4.9
1909-10 Johnstown CBL 24 42 3 87 3.6
1910-11 Johnstown CBL 9 8 0 16 1.8
1910-11 Schenectady HRL 6 3 4 10 1.7
1911-12 Utica*Herkimer NYSL 40 36 26 98 2.5
1912-13 Utica NYSL 45 70 34 174 3.9
1913-14 Utica NYSL 60 93 67 253 4.2
1914-25 Utica NYSL 26 17 36 70 2.7
1915-16 Jasper EBL 40 37 0 16 74 1.9
1916-17 Jasper EBL 38 25 0 21 50 1.3
Major League Totals 401 585 262 1432 3.6
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1916-17 Jasper EBL 3 1 0 2 0.7
Major League Totals 3 1 0 2 0.7

 

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