Watson: Remembering Joe Foy and the 1969 Royals

From Darin Watson at U.L.’s Toothpick on February 20, 2020:

For a man who played just one season in Royal blue, Joe Foy has an important place in team history. He also has a sad personal story, although there are some redeeming elements. Since he spent just the one year in Kansas City, and that was five decades ago, I wonder how many Royals fans know about him.

Joseph Anthony Foy was born in New York City on February 21, 1943. Although he grew up near Yankee Stadium, young Joe was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. After graduating from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx, Foy tried out for several teams before the Minnesota Twins finally signed him ahead of the 1962 season. Apparently, one reason scouts gave for passing on Foy was concern about his weight, which would be a theme throughout his career.

Read the full article here: https://ulstoothpick.com/2020/02/20/the-year-of-the-card-joe-foy-1969/

Originally published: February 21, 2020. Last Updated: February 21, 2020.