Curry Foley

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Curry Foley
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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
MLB 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 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.

Early life[edit]

Charles Joseph Foley was born in Ireland to Charles Foley (a farmer) and Betsy Gearin.[1] His family emigrated to the United States, arriving in New York City on June 27, 1863.

Post-baseball life[edit]

On October 23, 1883, Foley became a naturalized citizen of the United States.[2] Foley was working as a laborer, and listed as single when died at the age of 42 in Boston, Massachusetts.[1] His cause of death was cirrhosis of the liver, and he is interred at Mount Cavalry Cemetery in Roslindale, Massachusetts.[1][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841–1915. "Charles J Foley" (database on-line). Provo, Utah, USA: Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Charles J Foley". U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791–1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project). Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Charles Joseph "Curry" Foley". Find-A-Grave. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 

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