Fox was one of the AL’s better outfielders, both offensively and defensively, and a mainstay of the strong Detroit teams of the mid-1930s. A semi-pro pitcher when the Tigers first spotted him, he was advised to concentrate on the outfield. Within three seasons, Fox had led the Texas League by hitting .357, and had arrived in Detroit. Always dangerous on the bases, he became a steady fielder with a good arm, and a good doubles hitter with occasional home run power. He hit over .300 each year from 1935 through 1937, had six doubles in the 1934 World Series, and was the top batter in the 1935 WS, getting ten hits (.385).