The bespectacled Foli led NL shortstops in fielding as a Pirate in 1980, and AL shortstops
as an Angel two years later. He paced NL shortstops twice each in double plays and
total chances, and once in putouts. In 1982 his 14 walks set an AL record for the
fewest received by a player in 150 or more games (broken by Ozzie Guillen three years
later). Foli was the Mets' first draft pick in June 1968, and was traded with Ken
Singleton and Mike Jorgensen to Montreal for Rusty Staub in 1972. The fiery Foli
became the first Expo ever to hit for the cycle (4/21/76). He batted .333 in ten
LCS and WS games for the World Champion 1979 Pirates. His older brother, Ernie, played
minor league ball. Foli was a Ranger coach from 1985 to 1987.
»April 21, 1976: In Chicago, Montreal's Tim Foli hits for the cycle, but it takes him two days to do it. Foli has a single, double and triple against the Cubs today but, with the Expos ahead 11–3, the game is called on account of darkness. When play resumes tomorrow, Foli will add a homer in the 8th inning.