Nash: How Red Foley cracked a Hall of Fame cold case

From SABR member Peter J. Nash at Hauls of Shame on July 11, 2013, with mention of SABR members Dorothy Seymour Mills and Michael Haupert, Bill Madden and Gabriel Schechter:

“Red” Foley was a fixture at the New York Daily News for decades and was the official scorer for the Mets and Yankees for even longer.  A baby-faced, cigar chomping, teetotaler, Foley wrote a column called “Ask Red” that led to his own baseball column at the newspaper and later in life he even had New York City’s best baseball bar (Foley’s) named after him by its owner Shaun Clancy in 2003.

When Foley passed away at the age of seventy-nine in 2008, his colleagues including Bill Gallo and Phil Pepe spoke highly of the man who was remembered as a straight shooter who preferred to call a sacrifice a “sac-fly” in his baseball reporting.

Today, the bar that bears his name features an impressive collection of over two thousand autographed baseballs and photographs from baseball legends ranging from Duke Snider to Derek Jeter and nearly everyone in between.

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Originally published: July 11, 2013. Last Updated: July 11, 2013.