|Born: January 14, 1856
|Died: October 20, 1898
|May 13, 1879 for the Boston Red Caps|
Last MLB appearance
|September 5, 1883 for the Buffalo Bisons|
|Runs batted in||128|
|Earned run average||3.54|
Career highlights and awards
Charles Joseph "Curry" Foley (January 16, 1856 – October 20, 1898) was an Irish American professional baseball player who played in the National League for five seasons from 1879 to 1883. He played as a pitcher, outfielder and first baseman for two teams in the NL: the Boston Red Caps (1879–80) and Buffalo Bisons (1881–83).
Born in Milltown, County Kerry, Ireland, Foley played in 337 games; 204 in the outfield, 69 as a pitcher, and 54 at first base. He compiled six home runs, 128 RBIs, and a .286 batting average as a batter, and posted a 27–27 win–loss record, 127 strikeouts and a 3.54 ERA as a pitcher in 442 innings pitched.
On May 25, 1882, Foley became the first major league player to officially hit for the cycle.
On October 23, 1883, Foley became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Foley was working as a laborer, and listed as single when died at the age of 42 in Boston, Massachusetts. His cause of death was cirrhosis of the liver, and he is interred at Mount Cavalry Cemetery in Roslindale, Massachusetts.
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