Nellie Fox was a popular figure during his playing days. The Pennyslvania town he called home recently held a Fox celebration complete with plenty of memorabilia–and Fox collectors.
Nellie Fox was only 47 when he died of skin cancer in 1975. By all accounts, the Hall of Fame second baseman was a favorite with fans and a source of pride in his home area.
Last weekend his relatives, fans and collectors gathered for a special tribute.
Baseball Hall of Fame bio for Nellie Fox