Red Foley (sportswriter)

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Red Foley (December 26, 1928 – July 13, 2008) was an American sportswriter and baseball official scorer.

He began working as an official scorer for Major League Baseball in 1966, and during his career presided over more than 3,000 games. From 1981 to 2001 he was an official scorer in ten World Series,[1] serving longer than any other scorer in modern history. He retired in 2002.

His career as a sportswriter spanned 34 years up to 1981, during which time he wrote articles for the New York Daily News. During this time he was an officer of the Baseball Writers Association of America for many years.[1] In 1969-70, he served as chairman of the New York City chapter.[1]

In 2008, he was inducted into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Red Foley Dies at 79; Scorer in 10 World Series". New York Times. The Associated Press. July 16, 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  2. ^ "IABHOF Class of 2008". Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 

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