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Rube Foster
Andrew Bishop Foster
 
 
Born: September 17, 1879 in La Grange, TX
Died: December 9, 1930 - 51 years old in Kankakee, IL
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 5'9" Wt: 230
Pitching Ratings (?)
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Notes:
- Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Manager in 1981
- Visit Foster's Managerial Page
- Buried: Lincoln Cemetery, Blue Island IL
Relatives: Brother of Willie Foster

Overall

Multi-Team Years

Pitching Stats
Yr
Tm
Lg
 
W
L
G
R
H
K
 
CUG
WES
22.8
SP
 
1
1
.500
2
2
2
0
0
18.0
7
5
15
3
1
1
7
15
0
0
76
 
2.50
227
1.222
19.7
9.2
2.14
CXG
EAS
23.8
SP
 
4
0
1.000
4
4
4
1
0
36.0
6
3
19
2
1
0
7
19
0
0
134
 
0.75
228
0.722
14.2
5.2
2.71
PG
IND
24.8
SP
 
4
0
1.000
4
4
4
0
0
36.0
10
6
21
4
2
3
9
41
2
6
142
 
1.50
159
0.833
28.9
6.3
4.56
PG
EAS
25.8
SP
 
2
0
1.000
3
3
3
0
0
32.0
9
4
21
3
0
1
3
21
3
3
125
 
1.13
244
0.750
16.8
2.4
7.00
CXG
ASN
26.3
SP
 
2
2
.500
4
4
4
0
0
34.0
13
7
26
1
0
0
11
17
0
3
140
 
1.85
126
1.088
12.1
7.9
1.55
PG
IND
26.8
SP
 
4
1
.800
9
7
6
1
1
63.0
24
14
53
4
2
0
20
36
2
4
264
 
2.00
155
1.159
13.6
7.6
1.80
FE
LG
27.3
SP
 
9
6
.600
16
15
15
1
0
141.0
54
34
100
5
6
1
43
47
2
5
567
 
2.17
104
1.014
8.3
7.6
1.09
LEL
WES
27.8
SP
 
1
0
1.000
1
1
1
0
0
9.0
1
0
7
0
0
0
1
4
0
0
33
 
0.00
0.889
12.1
3.0
4.00
HAB
LG
28.3
SP
 
5
3
.625
8
8
8
0
0
71.0
30
18
55
2
2
0
26
31
1
1
303
 
2.28
135
1.141
10.2
8.6
1.19
LEL
WES
28.8
SP
 
5
1
.833
6
6
6
0
0
54.0
21
12
46
7
2
1
18
26
0
0
226
 
2.00
204
1.185
11.5
8.0
1.44
LEL
WES
29.8
SP
 
2
0
1.000
2
2
2
2
0
18.0
0
0
11
0
1
0
4
11
0
0
67
 
0.00
0.833
16.4
6.0
2.75
LEL
WES
30.8
SP
 
3
0
1.000
4
4
4
0
0
40.0
8
5
29
5
3
1
5
20
0
2
150
 
1.13
265
0.850
13.3
3.3
4.00
LEL
ASN
31.3
SP
 
3
1
.750
4
3
3
1
0
29.0
8
6
23
3
0
0
4
12
2
1
108
 
1.86
84
0.931
11.1
3.7
3.00
CAG
WES
31.8
SP
 
3
1
.750
7
4
2
0
0
47.7
15
11
39
6
2
1
11
23
0
0
188
 
2.08
179
1.049
12.2
5.9
2.09
FE
LN
32.3
RP
 
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
4.3
6
4
6
1
0
0
5
3
1
1
25
 
8.31
35
2.538
12.0
20.0
0.60
CAG
WES
32.8
SP
 
6
2
.750
10
8
7
0
0
74.3
31
17
66
13
2
0
17
31
0
0
298
 
2.06
160
1.117
10.4
5.7
1.82
CAG
WES
33.8
SP
 
4
3
.571
8
8
5
1
0
63.3
42
33
75
12
2
2
21
38
0
1
281
 
4.69
77
1.516
13.5
7.5
1.81
CAG
WES
34.8
SP
 
5
4
.556
10
9
7
2
0
72.7
29
20
57
8
3
2
25
32
0
0
297
 
2.48
152
1.128
10.8
8.4
1.28
CAG
WES
35.8
SP
 
2
2
.500
7
6
4
0
0
53.3
30
24
48
8
0
0
13
20
0
1
214
 
4.05
78
1.144
9.3
6.1
1.54
SFP
AN
36.3
SP
 
0
1
.000
1
1
0
0
0
3.0
5
5
5
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
15
 
15.00
24
2.667
0.0
20.0
0.00
CAG
WES
36.8
SP
 
1
1
.500
2
2
2
0
0
18.0
6
2
17
0
0
0
9
8
0
0
79
 
1.00
291
1.444
10.1
11.4
0.89
CAG
WES
37.8
SP
 
2
1
.667
3
3
3
0
0
27.0
11
10
21
2
0
0
11
11
0
0
111
 
3.33
70
1.185
9.9
9.9
1.00
22
7
 
68
30
.694
117
104
92
9
1
944.7
366
240
760
90
29
13
273
466
13
28
3843
2.29
132
1.094
12.1
7.1
1.71
4
Cuban Leagues
 
14
10
.583
27
24
23
1
0
219.3
95
61
166
9
8
1
77
81
4
7
910
2.50
102
1.108
8.9
8.5
1.05
18
Negro Leagues
 
54
20
.730
90
80
69
8
1
725.3
271
179
594
81
21
12
196
385
9
21
2933
2.22
142
1.089
13.1
6.7
1.96
 
Years Team      
W
L
G
R
H
 
6
SP
 
15
3
.833
19
18
18
3
0
168.0
45
28
131
18
7
3
39
88
2
3
660
1.50
225
1.012
13.3
5.9
2.26
2
SP
 
6
2
.750
8
8
8
1
0
70.0
19
10
45
3
1
0
18
36
0
3
274
1.29
157
0.900
13.1
6.6
2.00
3
SP
 
10
1
.909
16
14
13
1
1
131.0
43
24
95
11
4
4
32
98
7
13
531
1.65
171
0.970
18.5
6.0
3.06
2
SP
 
9
6
.600
18
15
15
1
0
145.3
60
38
106
6
6
1
48
50
3
6
592
2.35
97
1.060
8.4
8.1
1.04
1
SP
 
5
3
.625
8
8
8
0
0
71.0
30
18
55
2
2
0
26
31
1
1
303
2.28
135
1.141
10.2
8.6
1.19
7
SP
 
23
14
.622
47
40
30
3
0
356.3
164
117
323
49
9
5
107
163
0
2
1468
2.96
115
1.207
11.1
7.3
1.52
1
SP
 
0
1
.000
1
1
0
0
0
3.0
5
5
5
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
15
15.00
24
2.667
0.0
20.0
0.00



Batting Stats
Yr
Tm
Lg
 
G
R
H
   
CUG
WES
22.8
SP
 
3
11
10
2
3
0
0
0
1
0
0
 
0
1
 
.300
.300
.300
.600
61
3.9
.269
CXG
EAS
23.8
SP
 
5
18
17
3
6
1
1
0
3
0
0
 
1
0
 
.353
.389
.529
.918
261
10.3
.449
PG
IND
24.8
SP
 
7
25
24
6
9
2
1
0
4
2
1
 
0
0
 
.375
.400
.542
.942
218
9.8
.439
PG
EAS
25.8
RF
 
8
36
36
1
11
0
1
0
7
3
0
 
0
0
 
.306
.306
.361
.667
124
5.1
.313
CXG
ASN
26.3
SP
 
6
25
25
2
4
1
0
0
2
0
0
3
 
0
0
 
.160
.160
.200
.360
54
1.3
.177
PG
IND
26.8
SP
 
17
69
65
9
21
4
2
0
7
1
3
 
0
1
 
.323
.353
.446
.799
149
6.8
.368
FE
LG
27.3
SP
 
20
83
75
6
16
0
1
1
6
2
6
4
 
2
0
 
.213
.289
.280
.569
111
3.8
.291
LEL
WES
27.8
SP
 
2
8
7
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
0
1
 
.143
.143
.143
.286
7
1.5
.124
HAB
LG
28.3
SP
 
8
34
33
6
10
0
2
1
9
0
0
5
 
1
0
 
.303
.324
.515
.839
197
7.7
.388
LEL
WES
28.8
SP
 
13
44
41
8
14
2
0
1
10
0
1
 
0
2
 
.341
.357
.463
.821
116
7.5
.342
LEL
WES
29.8
SP
 
5
15
14
1
5
2
0
0
4
0
1
 
0
0
 
.357
.400
.500
.900
191
9.5
.415
LEL
WES
30.8
SP
 
7
20
18
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
2
 
0
0
 
.111
.200
.111
.311
-0
0.4
.163
LEL
ASN
31.3
SP
 
5
14
13
1
2
1
0
0
2
0
0
 
0
0
1
 
.154
.143
.231
.374
49
1.5
.175
CAG
WES
31.8
SP
 
8
20
19
1
6
0
0
0
1
0
0
 
0
1
 
.316
.316
.316
.632
90
4.2
.282
FE
LN
32.3
RP
 
2
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
 
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
0.0
.000
CAG
WES
32.8
SP
 
18
50
47
2
13
2
1
0
7
0
2
 
0
1
 
.277
.306
.362
.668
103
4.8
.308
CAG
WES
33.8
SP
 
12
41
36
2
8
0
0
0
0
0
3
 
0
2
 
.222
.282
.222
.504
47
2.4
.235
MULT
WES
34.8
SP
 
16
52
49
10
20
2
0
4
13
1
0
1
0
 
0
0
2
0
0
 
.408
.420
.694
1.114
219
11.7
.474
CAG
WES
35.8
SP
 
12
39
34
4
9
1
0
0
1
1
2
 
0
3
 
.265
.306
.294
.600
101
4.2
.274
SFP
AN
36.3
SP
 
1
2
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
 
0
0
0
0
 
.500
.500
.500
1.000
194
19.9
.651
CAG
WES
36.8
SP
 
3
8
7
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
 
0
0
 
.000
.125
.000
.125
-62
0.0
.093
CAG
WES
37.8
SP
 
4
15
12
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
 
0
1
 
.083
.214
.083
.298
1
0.6
.161
22
8
SP
 
182
632
587
67
162
18
9
7
78
11
0
25
12
 
0
4
15
1
0
 
.276
.310
.373
.683
119
5.2
.315
4
Cuban Leagues
 
31
122
113
12
27
0
3
2
15
3
0
6
9
 
0
3
0
0
0
 
.239
.295
.345
.640
131
4.9
.316
18
Negro Leagues
 
151
510
474
55
135
18
6
5
63
8
0
19
3
 
0
1
15
1
0
 
.285
.313
.380
.693
116
5.3
.314
 
Years Team      
G
R
H
   
6
SP
 
35
112
103
14
27
5
0
1
17
0
0
4
0
 
0
0
4
1
0
 
.262
.287
.340
.627
84
4.5
.276
2
SP
 
11
43
42
5
10
2
1
0
5
0
0
0
3
 
0
1
0
0
0
 
.238
.256
.333
.589
141
4.4
.291
3
SP
 
32
130
125
16
41
6
4
0
18
6
0
4
0
 
0
0
1
0
0
 
.328
.349
.440
.789
155
6.8
.366
2
SP
 
22
86
78
6
16
0
1
1
6
2
0
6
4
 
0
2
0
0
0
 
.205
.279
.269
.548
104
3.6
.280
1
SP
 
8
34
33
6
10
0
2
1
9
0
0
0
5
 
0
1
0
0
0
 
.303
.324
.515
.839
197
7.7
.388
7
SP
 
70
220
200
19
56
5
1
3
21
2
0
11
0
 
0
0
9
0
0
 
.280
.318
.360
.678
102
4.9
.305
1
1B
 
3
5
4
1
1
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
1
0
0
 
.250
.250
1.000
1.250
250
8.2
.409
1
SP
 
1
2
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.500
.500
.500
1.000
194
19.9
.651



Pitcher Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
CUG
WES
22.8
P
 
2
18.0
3
0
3
0
0
 
1.000
.938
 
1.50
2.50
CXG
EAS
23.8
P
 
4
36.0
14
1
12
1
0
 
.929
.896
 
3.25
3.20
PG
IND
24.8
P
 
4
36.0
7
2
5
0
1
 
1.000
.945
 
1.75
2.66
PG
EAS
25.8
P
 
3
32.0
9
2
7
0
1
 
1.000
.954
 
2.53
3.37
CXG
ASN
26.3
P
 
4
34.0
16
0
14
2
0
 
.875
.947
 
3.71
3.08
PG
IND
26.8
P
 
9
63.0
28
3
23
2
1
 
.929
.929
 
3.71
3.00
FE
LG
27.3
P
 
16
141.0
53
7
44
2
3
 
.962
.922
 
3.26
3.78
LEL
WES
27.8
P
 
1
9.0
3
0
3
0
0
 
1.000
.947
 
3.00
3.18
HAB
LG
28.3
P
 
8
71.0
25
3
21
1
1
 
.960
.914
 
3.04
3.68
LEL
WES
28.8
P
 
6
54.0
20
4
14
2
0
 
.900
.956
 
3.00
2.79
LEL
WES
29.8
P
 
2
18.0
7
0
7
0
0
 
1.000
.894
 
3.50
3.18
LEL
WES
30.8
P
 
4
40.0
15
3
12
0
0
 
1.000
.939
 
3.38
3.52
LEL
ASN
31.3
P
 
4
29.0
15
0
11
4
0
 
.733
.897
 
3.41
3.47
CAG
WES
31.8
P
 
7
47.7
16
1
13
2
0
 
.875
.907
 
2.64
2.57
FE
LN
32.3
P
 
2
4.3
1
0
1
0
0
 
1.000
.924
 
2.08
3.84
CAG
WES
32.8
P
 
10
74.3
20
2
18
0
0
 
1.000
.931
 
2.42
2.73
CAG
WES
33.8
P
 
8
63.3
23
2
19
2
0
 
.913
.960
 
2.98
3.30
MULT
WES
34.8
P
 
10
72.7
25
2
16
7
0
 
.720
.915
 
2.23
2.83
CAG
WES
35.8
P
 
7
53.3
16
2
13
1
1
 
.938
.931
 
2.53
3.35
SFP
AN
36.3
P
 
1
3.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.948
 
0.00
3.06
CAG
WES
36.8
P
 
2
18.0
6
1
5
0
0
 
1.000
.958
 
3.00
3.13
CAG
WES
37.8
P
 
3
27.0
6
0
6
0
0
 
1.000
.948
 
2.00
3.29
22
7
P
 
117
944.7
328
35
267
26
8
 
.921
.928
 
2.88
3.20



First Base Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
CXG
ASN
26.3
1B
 
1
5.0
9
8
1
0
0
 
1.000
.946
 
16.20
10.88
PG
IND
26.8
1B
 
4
28.0
41
33
4
4
1
 
.902
.968
 
11.89
11.02
LEL
WES
28.8
1B
 
3
29.0
37
34
2
1
2
 
.973
.944
 
11.17
10.06
LEL
WES
29.8
1B
 
2
9.0
14
12
1
1
2
 
.929
.971
 
13.00
11.30
LEL
WES
30.8
1B
 
1
4.0
5
4
1
0
1
 
1.000
.975
 
11.25
10.78
CAG
WES
32.8
1B
 
6
39.0
45
41
1
3
2
 
.933
.962
 
9.69
10.52
CAG
WES
33.8
1B
 
3
21.0
26
18
6
2
1
 
.923
.980
 
10.29
10.83
MULT
WES
34.8
1B
 
4
35.0
45
40
5
0
1
 
1.000
.976
 
11.57
11.16
CAG
WES
35.8
1B
 
3
30.3
44
36
2
6
1
 
.864
.971
 
11.27
11.36
CAG
WES
37.8
1B
 
1
9.0
12
11
1
0
0
 
1.000
.977
 
12.00
11.29
10
5
1B
 
28
209.3
278
237
24
17
11
 
.939
.967
 
11.22
10.86



Outfield Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
CUG
WES
22.8
OF
 
1
9.0
3
2
1
0
0
 
1.000
.932
 
3.00
2.28
PG
IND
24.8
OF
 
2
18.0
13
6
6
1
0
 
.923
.922
 
6.00
1.81
PG
EAS
25.8
OF
 
5
46.0
8
7
0
1
0
 
.875
.964
 
1.37
2.04
CXG
ASN
26.3
OF
 
2
11.0
1
1
0
0
0
 
1.000
.842
 
0.82
1.61
PG
IND
26.8
OF
 
8
56.0
3
2
0
1
0
 
.667
.915
 
0.32
1.98
FE
LG
27.3
OF
 
4
36.0
3
3
0
0
0
 
1.000
.907
 
0.75
1.93
LEL
WES
27.8
OF
 
1
9.0
1
1
0
0
0
 
1.000
.969
 
1.00
1.82
LEL
WES
28.8
OF
 
2
5.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.960
 
0.00
2.28
LEL
WES
29.8
OF
 
1
9.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.914
 
0.00
1.75
LEL
WES
30.8
OF
 
1
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.949
 
0.00
1.87
10
4
OF
 
27
200.0
32
22
7
3
0
 
.906
.930
 
1.31
1.95



Right Field Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
PG
EAS
25.8
RF
 
4
37.0
7
6
0
1
0
 
.857
.933
 
1.46
1.83
CXG
ASN
26.3
RF
 
2
11.0
1
1
0
0
0
 
1.000
.667
 
0.82
0.46
PG
IND
26.8
RF
 
8
56.0
3
2
0
1
0
 
.667
.894
 
0.32
1.23
FE
LG
27.3
RF
 
4
36.0
3
3
0
0
0
 
1.000
.882
 
0.75
1.48
LEL
WES
27.8
RF
 
1
9.0
1
1
0
0
0
 
1.000
1.000
 
1.00
0.88
LEL
WES
28.8
RF
 
1
4.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.936
 
0.00
1.88
LEL
WES
29.8
RF
 
1
9.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.922
 
0.00
1.21
LEL
WES
30.8
RF
 
1
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.916
 
0.00
1.48
8
4
RF
 
22
163.0
15
13
0
2
0
 
.867
.902
 
0.72
1.37



Left Field Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
PG
IND
24.8
LF
 
2
18.0
13
6
6
1
0
 
.923
.919
 
6.00
2.20
LEL
WES
28.8
LF
 
1
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.971
 
0.00
2.58
2
2
LF
 
3
19.0
13
6
6
1
0
 
.923
.919
 
5.68
2.22



Center Field Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
CUG
WES
22.8
CF
 
1
9.0
3
2
1
0
0
 
1.000
.933
 
3.00
2.33
PG
EAS
25.8
CF
 
1
9.0
1
1
0
0
0
 
1.000
.961
 
1.00
2.39
2
2
CF
 
2
18.0
4
3
1
0
0
 
1.000
.940
 
2.00
2.36



Third Base Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
CAG
WES
33.8
3B
 
1
9.0
3
1
1
1
0
 
.667
.912
 
2.00
3.15
1
1
3B
 
1
9.0
3
1
1
1
0
 
.667
.912
 
2.00
3.15



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Statistical and biographical data for the The Negro Leagues Database, except 1923 and 1933, were compiled by Gary Ashwill. Copyright 2011-2013 Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved. Playing statistics for 1923 were compiled by Patrick Rock. Copyright 2011-2013 Patrick Rock. All rights reserved. Playing statistics for 1933 were compiled by Scott Simkus. Copyright 2013 Scott Simkus. All rights reserved.

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