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Lucius Fox Jr finished the 2021 season very strong, and he was very impressive. However, adding an extra ten-game to the Triple-A season proves to be just what the doctor ordered for Lucius. 

After spending 2021 in spring training with the K. C Royals, Fox went to the Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A team of the Royals) to begin the 2021 season. 

Meantime, May 12th was Lucius’s first game of the season, going 0 for 2. Moreover, for the rest of May, he was in and out of the lineup. 

The Injury Bug:

Incidentally, after his 1st stolen base with an injury, Lucius came off the field. However, a few days later, he was placed on the injured list, where he spent 28 days. 

Afterward, He spent the next week in rehab in the Arizona Facility League, where He got to play with two teams there. 

Omaha added Firepower:

In the meantime, the Storm Chasers add Bobby Witt, Royal’s top prospect, to the roster, along with other top prospects. Also, a shortstop as Fox Jr meant Lucius would split his time at short. With Fox Jr & Witt Jr at the top of the lineup, they were ready for a solid finish to the end of the season. 

Lucius Jr Got the Call:

On July 31st, Lucius got the call up to the MLB, where He joined the team in Toronto. So, finally, were the words of most baseball fans in the Bahamas, we were all happy. Soon the news spread amongst the locals, and everyone was glued to their tv’s hope to see Lue hit the field. 

However, he did not play, so we hoped for the next game to see him play in the MLB. By the way, it was not to be, as He went back down to triple-A. By the way, we were hoping for a September call-up. 

Triple-A sprint to the finish:

With all minor leagues finishing off their season, triple-A added ten more games, a sprint to the finish. However, with one game canceled, they only got in 9 of the ten remaining games, which saw Lucius playing in seven of them. 

Storm Chasers finished a 7-2 win/loss record. In this case, Durham Bulls finished 9-1 win/loss, Buffalo Bisons 8-1 win/loss record, and Worcester Red Sox 8-2 win/loss record. Also, Omaha hit 231 home runs as a team this season. 

Lucius Strong 2022 finish:

Lucius Fox Jr

Royals Lucius Fox Jr, Photo by Mathew Carper

In conclusion, He finished the season with at least a hit in all 9 of his last games, even the rained-out game. 

In brief, Lucius went 17 for 39, for a .436 batting average and an overall season average with a .242 B.A, and the area code # for the Bahamas.  (242 to the World) 

Jeffrey was born on April 29th, 1961, in Nassau, Bahamas to Rejoiner Ann Rolle and Jerome James Francis Etienne. Married to Andrea G. Rolle-Francis, they have two daughters; Janae Latoya Francis, a graduate of Allegany College of Maryland, and Jessica Lee Francis a graduate Potomac State College West Virginia University in Kyser West Virginia. Jeffrey was coaching the sport of baseball from 1980 at the age of 18 years old because he loved the sport as a kid. He started listening to the game over the radio out of Miami Florida in the late 60s and in the early 70s started playing the game locally in various local leagues right up to the premier senior league; a league where all of the current Bahamian minor leaguers played. In 1982, Jeffrey had an invite to a three day tryout with the New York Yankees in Hollywood Florida, which was an awesome experience that is lasting a life time memory for him. Jeffrey has been following the Bahamian baseball players in the minor leagues since 1999 with Angelo Burrows, but found greater interest with the signing of Antoan Richardson in 2005. He also writes a year end review on their play on his Facebook page, Baseball Bahamas, and he has a website with the same name. He has a great following and would love to expose the baseball players to a bigger worldwide audience. He has a good relationship with all the players because he personally coached most of them. His favorite MLB Team is the Detroit Tigers from 1969.

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