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Willie Foster
William Hendrick Foster
(Bill)
 
Born: June 12, 1904 in Calvert, TX
Died: September 16, 1978 - 74 years old in Lorman, MS
Bats: B Throws: L Ht: 6'0" Wt: 190
Pitching Ratings (?)
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Notes:
- Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Player in 1996
- Visit Foster's Managerial Page
- College: Alcorn State University, Loman MS
- Buried: Carbondale Cemetery, near Alcorn MS
Relatives: Brother of Rube Foster

Overall

Multi-Team Years

Pitching Stats
Yr
Tm
Lg
 
W
L
G
R
H
K
 
MULT
-
19.1
SP
 
6
2
.750
12
10
6
1
0
70.0
28
17
49
0
0
1
16
50
1
0
282
 
2.19
163
0.929
17.7
5.7
3.13
MULT
NNL
20.1
SP
 
6
1
.857
11
8
4
3
0
54.3
19
14
38
0
0
0
22
46
0
1
224
 
2.32
141
1.104
20.5
9.8
2.09
CUB
LG
23.6
SP
 
6
8
.429
16
12
9
2
0
122.0
61
43
119
14
5
8
53
53
5
9
538
 
3.17
133
1.410
9.9
9.9
1.00
CAG
-
24.1
SP
 
15
10
.600
31
24
23
3
3
230.0
92
80
218
30
12
11
73
139
3
9
964
 
3.13
132
1.265
14.4
7.6
1.90
CAG
NN2
29.1
SP
 
6
4
.600
12
8
7
1
1
77.3
33
22
59
8
1
2
17
58
0
5
318
 
2.56
170
0.983
18.2
5.3
3.41
CAG
-
30.1
SP
 
4
3
.571
13
8
7
1
0
71.3
24
20
62
16
3
0
31
33
1
5
301
 
2.52
142
1.304
11.0
10.3
1.06
CAG
NN2
31.1
SP
 
4
2
.667
7
5
4
1
0
61.3
22
16
48
8
3
1
22
15
0
2
250
 
2.35
218
1.141
6.0
8.8
0.68
7
3
 
47
30
.610
102
75
60
12
4
686.3
279
212
593
76
24
23
234
394
10
31
2877
2.78
147
1.205
13.7
8.1
1.68
1
Cuban Leagues
 
6
8
.429
16
12
9
2
0
122.0
61
43
119
14
5
8
53
53
5
9
538
3.17
133
1.410
9.9
9.9
1.00
6
Negro Leagues
 
41
22
.651
86
63
51
10
4
564.3
218
169
474
62
19
15
181
341
5
22
2339
2.70
150
1.161
14.6
7.7
1.88
 
Years Team      
W
L
G
R
H
 
6
 
34
20
.630
76
54
44
8
4
493.3
197
157
430
62
19
15
166
281
4
22
2059
2.86
144
1.208
13.6
8.1
1.69
2
 
7
2
.778
10
9
7
2
0
71.0
21
12
44
0
0
0
15
60
1
0
280
1.52
231
0.831
21.4
5.4
4.00
1
 
6
8
.429
16
12
9
2
0
122.0
61
43
119
14
5
8
53
53
5
9
538
3.17
133
1.410
9.9
9.9
1.00



Batting Stats
Yr
Tm
Lg
 
G
R
H
   
MULT
-
19.1
SP
 
12
29
24
3
5
0
0
0
3
1
0
2
0
 
0
0
3
0
0
 
.208
.269
.208
.478
28
2.5
.220
MULT
NNL
20.1
SP
 
11
19
17
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
2
0
0
 
.118
.118
.118
.235
-31
0.0
.099
CUB
LG
23.6
SP
 
16
46
42
5
8
0
0
0
0
0
2
 
0
2
0
 
.190
.227
.190
.418
12
0.7
.196
CAG
-
24.1
SP
 
33
100
90
9
20
3
0
0
9
0
0
3
0
 
0
0
7
0
0
 
.222
.247
.256
.503
41
2.1
.217
CAG
NN2
29.1
SP
 
13
32
30
5
9
0
2
1
5
0
1
 
0
1
 
.300
.323
.533
.856
136
6.8
.354
CAG
-
30.1
SP
 
15
39
38
4
7
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
1
0
0
 
.184
.184
.184
.368
4
0.9
.169
CAG
NN2
31.1
SP
 
8
25
23
2
5
0
0
0
2
0
2
 
0
0
 
.217
.280
.217
.497
31
2.1
.246
7
3
SP
 
108
290
264
28
56
3
2
1
22
1
0
10
0
 
0
0
16
0
0
 
.212
.241
.250
.491
35
2.0
.217
1
Cuban Leagues
 
16
46
42
5
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
 
0
0
2
0
0
 
.191
.227
.191
.418
12
0.7
.196
6
Negro Leagues
 
92
244
222
23
48
3
2
1
22
1
0
8
0
 
0
0
14
0
0
 
.216
.243
.261
.505
40
2.3
.221
 
Years Team      
G
R
H
   
6
SP
 
82
215
198
21
44
3
2
1
20
0
0
6
0
 
0
0
11
0
0
 
.222
.245
.273
.518
44
2.3
.226
2
SP
 
10
29
24
2
4
0
0
0
2
1
0
2
0
 
0
0
3
0
0
 
.167
.231
.167
.397
8
2.0
.188
1
SP
 
16
46
42
5
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
 
0
0
2
0
0
 
.191
.227
.191
.418
12
0.7
.196



Pitcher Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF

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MULT
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-
19.1
P
 
10
51.7
17
3
13
1
0
 
.941
.933
 
2.79
3.00

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MULT
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NNL
20.1
P
 
11
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
LG
23.6
P
 
16
122.0
40
1
38
1
2
 
.975
.969
 
2.88
2.80

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CAG
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-
24.1
P
 
31
230.0
78
5
70
3
2
 
.962
.956
 
2.93
2.88
NN2
29.1
P
 
12
77.3
19
3
14
2
0
 
.895
.941
 
1.98
2.83

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CAG
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-
30.1
P
 
13
71.3
33
8
24
1
1
 
.970
.969
 
4.04
2.76
NN2
31.1
P
 
7
61.3
18
1
15
2
1
 
.889
.953
 
2.35
2.56
7
3
P
 
100
613.7
205
21
174
10
6
 
.951
.957
 
2.86
2.82



Outfield Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
CAG
NN2
29.1
OF
 
1
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.956
 
0.00
1.90
CAG
-
30.1
OF
 
2
14.3
2
2
0
0
0
 
1.000
.969
 
1.26
1.84
2
1
OF
 
3
15.3
2
2
0
0
0
 
1.000
.969
 
1.17
1.84



Right Field Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
CAG
-
30.1
RF
 
2
14.3
2
2
0
0
0
 
1.000
.970
 
1.26
1.70
1
1
RF
 
2
14.3
2
2
0
0
0
 
1.000
.970
 
1.26
1.70



Left Field Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
CAG
NN2
29.1
LF
 
1
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.949
 
0.00
1.67
1
1
LF
 
1
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
.000
 
0.00
1.67



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