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James Fox

Category

Athlete

Sport

Multi-Sport

Hometown

Saint John

Year Inducted

1981

Sport Ambassador

athlete

James Fox

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

With a name like Jim Fox, he had to grow up to be a baseball player!Saint John ’s version of that famous name was just that; but he was also a prolific hockey goal scorer, an outstanding basketball player, Saint John’s 1948 best all-round athlete, and the coach of many championship school and community teams in all three sports. He displayed his baseball virtuosity as a pitcher, outfielder, and first baseman in New Brunswick and Quebec, and across the border in the Boston red sox farm system.For almost two decades his accomplishments dominated the provincial sport pages. He’s done it all – from sand-lotter to amateur star to professional athlete to leader-coach; and he didn’t need a second “x” in his name to gain our acclaim. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, May 30th, 1981.

Quick Facts

  • Helped West St. John Junior baseball team to a provincial title in 1942 

  • Helped Saint John High School hockey team to a provincial title in 1942 

  • Helped St. John Juniors basketball team to a Maritime championship in 1945 

  • Was a player-coach for the Dalhousie Dodgers, NB Senior baseball champions in 1954 

  • Was a player-coach for the YMCA Flyers, NB Senior "B" basketball champions in 1962 

  • Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1981 and 1999 (Saint John Basketball Club)