Curry Foley

First baseman, Baseball Player

1856 – 1898

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Who was Curry Foley?

Charles Joseph "Curry" Foley was a left-handed pitcher, outfielder and first baseman who played in the National League for the Boston Red Caps and Buffalo Bisons. He was born in Milltown, Ireland.

Irish ballplayer Foley built a career that lasted six seasons. In 337 games switching from outfield to pitching or first base, he batted .286 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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Born
Jan 14, 1856
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Oct 20, 1898
Boston

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on July 23, 2013

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