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Timothy John Foli
(Crazy Horse)

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[edit] Biographical Information

Shortstop Tim Foli was the first overall selection in the 1968 amateur draft. Foli was well-known for his fiery temper while a player. Unusual even by the day's standards, he had great bat control by batting almost exclusively choked up. In 1979, he led the National League in being hardest to strike out and in sacrifice hits. On the down side, however, his power was minimal, and he did not draw many walks.

After his playing career ended, he was a Texas Rangers coach in 1986 and 1987 and a member of the Milwaukee Brewers coaching staff from 1992 through 1995. He spent 1996 on the Kansas City Royals staff. Foli was the New York Mets' minor league infield/baserunning coordinator from 1998-2000 and moonlighted as the manager of the Kingsport Mets in 1998. From 2001 to 2003, Foli was a Cincinnati Reds coach and was skipper of the New Orleans Zephyrs in 2005 and 2006. He was the Washington Nationals Minor league field coordinator in 2007, managed the Columbus Clippers in 2008 and the Syracuse Chiefs in 2009.

Foli's brother Ernie Foli was a minor league IF/OF (1962-1968).

[edit] Notable Achievement

[edit] Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1998 Kingsport Mets Appalachian League 38-30 3rd (t) New York Mets
2005 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League 64-76 14th Washington Nationals
2006 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League 72-71 9th Washington Nationals
2008 Columbus Clippers International League 69-73 7th (t) Washington Nationals
2009 Syracuse Chiefs International League 76-68 5th Washington Nationals

[edit] Further Reading

  • Tim Foli (as told to George Vass): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, January 1982, pp. 83-86.
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