From BR Bullpen
Timothy John Foli
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 179 lb.
- High School Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks)
- Debut September 11, 1970
- Final Game June 15, 1985
- Born December 8, 1950 in Culver City, CA USA
 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).
 Notable Achievement
 Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|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|
 Further Reading
- Tim Foli (as told to George Vass): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, January 1982, pp. 83-86.