Curry Foley

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Curry Foley
Curry Foley.jpg
Outfielder/Pitcher/First baseman
Born: January 14, 1856
Milltown, Ireland
Died: October 20, 1898(1898-10-20) (aged 42)
Boston, Massachusetts
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 13, 1879 for the Boston Red Caps
Last MLB appearance
September 5, 1883 for the Buffalo Bisons
Career statistics
Batting average .286
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 128
Win–loss record 27–27
Earned run average 3.54
Strikeouts 127
Career highlights and awards

Charles Joseph "Curry" Foley (January 16, 1856 – October 20, 1898) was a left-handed pitcher, outfielder and first baseman who played in the National League for the Boston Red Caps (1879–80) and Buffalo Bisons (1881–83). He was born in Milltown, Ireland.

Irish ballplayer Foley built a career that lasted six seasons. In 337 games switching from outfield (204) to pitching (69) or first base (54), he batted .286 (373-for-1305) with six home runs, 128 RBI, 192 runs, 57 doubles, and 12 triples. As a pitcher, he posted a 27–27 record with 127 strikeouts and a 3.54 ERA in 442 innings.

On May 25, 1882, Foley became the first major league player ever to hit for the cycle.

Curry Foley died in Boston, Massachusetts, at 42 years of age.

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