Tuesday, September 26, 2017
no. 706 - joe foy
Who is the man: Joe Foy was in his final season in the majors when this card was issued. He was picked up by the Senators for the 1971 season in the Rule 5 Draft but released in July.
Can ya dig it: This is Foy's first card in which he isn't featured without a cap or in an airbrushed cap since the 1968 Topps set.
Right on: I know Foy was hassled for weight issues during his career, but the windbreaker under the uniform isn't helping. He looks about 30 pounds heavier than he is here.
You see that cat Foy is a bad mother: While with the Mets in 1970, Foy went 5-for-5 with two home runs against the Giants in a 7-6 victory.
Shut your mouth: Foy acquired a reputation for using alcohol and drugs. When he was asked about it by a reporter in 1971, Foy answered, "How many young people in New York do you know who haven't smoked grass?"
No one understands him but his woman: Foy is part of what's considered one of the worst trades in Mets history. New York traded a young Amos Otis to Kansas City for Foy, who disappointed during his time in New York.
(A word about the back): I don't know what the NL record for consecutive games with a base on balls is now, but I'm willing to bet that Barry Bonds holds the record.