Willie Foster - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

Willie Foster



William Hendrick Foster
(Bill)

Born: June 12, 1904 in Calvert, TX
Died: September 16, 1978 in Lorman, MS
          (74 years old)

Bats: B
Throws: L
Ht: 6'0"
Wt: 190
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Notes:


• Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996
• College: Alcorn State University (Lorman, MS)
• Buried: Carbondale Cemetery (Alcorn, MS)
• Relatives: Rube Foster (Brother)


Pitching

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Pitching
Team Lg Pos
19
SP
6
2
.750
12
10
6
1
0
70.0
28
17
49
1
16
50
1
1
0
282
2.19
151
NNL
20
SP
6
1
.857
11
8
4
3
0
54.1
19
14
38
22
46
0
1
2.32
163
NNL
21
SP
6
0
1.000
12
9
5
2
0
78.0
20
14
57
21
49
0
1
310
1.62
274
CAG
WS
23
SP
2
2
.500
4
2
2
0
0
24.0
9
8
27
0
10
13
0
1
111
3.00
104
CUB
CUB
23
SP
6
8
.429
16
12
9
2
0
122.0
61
43
119
8
53
53
5
9
538
3.17
133
CAG
24
SP
15
10
.600
31
24
23
3
3
230.0
92
80
218
11
73
139
3
9
964
3.13
108
CAG
NvM
25
SP
2
0
1.000
2
1
1
0
0
9.1
1
0
4
0
2
9
0
1
37
0.00
HG
EAS
27
SP
5
2
.714
8
7
6
2
0
62.0
24
17
48
0
20
47
1
1
250
2.47
144
29
SP
7
4
.636
14
10
8
1
1
92.2
41
27
70
2
20
65
0
0
7
381
2.62
160
MULT
30
SP
4
4
.500
15
8
7
1
0
77.1
27
22
70
0
32
39
1
0
5
327
2.56
127
CAG
NN2
31
SP
4
2
.667
7
5
4
1
0
61.1
22
16
48
1
22
15
0
2
250
2.35
199
PC
NN2
32
SP
3
3
.500
7
6
4
0
0
39.0
27
22
44
4
18
19
0
1
178
5.08
94
CAG
33
SP
4
4
.500
16
9
3
2
0
79.0
39
30
73
3
27
43
3
2
343
3.42
118
12
7
SP
70
42
.625
155
111
82
18
4
999.0
410
310
865
30
336
587
14
1
40
3971
2.79
135
162 Game Average
18
11
.625
40
28
21
5
1
255.1
105
79
221
9
86
150
4
3
10
1093
2.79
135
 
Team Lg Pos
11
Negro Leagues
62
34
.646
137
98
72
16
4
867.2
348
267
742
22
281
525
9
1
30
3396
2.77
134
1
Cuban Leagues
6
8
.429
16
12
9
2
0
122.0
61
43
119
8
53
53
5
9
538
3.17
133
1
vs Major Leagues
2
0
1.000
2
1
1
0
0
9.1
1
0
4
0
2
9
0
1
37
0.00
0
 
Team Lg Pos
2
Memphis Red Sox
SP
7
2
.778
10
9
7
2
0
71.0
21
12
44
0
15
60
1
1
0
249
1.52
212
10
Chicago American Giants
SP
47
26
.644
111
75
54
11
4
684.0
269
211
598
18
223
398
7
0
27
2672
2.78
133
1
Birmingham Black Barons
SP
1
0
1.000
1
1
1
1
0
9.0
0
0
1
3
4
0
0
31
0.00
0
1
Cuba
SP
6
8
.429
16
12
9
2
0
122.0
61
43
119
8
53
53
5
9
538
3.17
133
1
Homestead Grays
SP
5
2
.714
8
7
6
2
0
62.0
24
17
48
0
20
47
1
1
250
2.47
144
2
West All Stars
SP
1
1
.500
2
1
1
0
0
12.0
8
5
11
0
4
6
0
0
2
53
3.75
76
1
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
3
3
.500
7
6
4
0
0
39.0
27
22
44
4
18
19
0
1
178
5.08
94



Advanced Pitching
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
19
SP
70.0
0.93
1.21
17.7%
9.8%
5.7%
7.1%
3.13
1.54
0.4%
0.9%
NNL
20
SP
54.1
1.10
1.29
20.9%
10.9%
10.0%
7.6%
2.09
1.48
NNL
21
SP
78.0
1.00
1.26
15.8%
9.7%
6.8%
7.5%
2.33
1.35
CAG
WS
23
SP
24.0
1.54
1.32
11.7%
14.3%
9.0%
10.3%
1.30
1.39
0.0%
0.9%
CUB
CUB
23
SP
122.0
1.41
1.51
9.9%
10.5%
9.9%
9.3%
1.00
1.12
1.5%
1.1%
CAG
24
SP
230.0
1.27
1.21
14.4%
13.4%
7.6%
7.8%
1.90
1.77
1.1%
1.5%
CAG
NvM
25
SP
9.1
0.64
1.43
24.3%
16.8%
5.4%
7.8%
4.50
2.15
0.0%
0.9%
HG
EAS
27
SP
62.0
1.10
1.24
18.8%
10.8%
8.0%
7.3%
2.35
1.48
0.0%
1.0%
29
SP
92.2
0.97
1.30
17.1%
19.2%
5.2%
6.9%
3.25
2.14
0.5%
2.0%
MULT
30
SP
77.1
1.32
1.24
11.9%
21.4%
9.8%
7.7%
1.22
2.13
0.0%
0.5%
CAG
NN2
31
SP
61.1
1.14
1.46
6.0%
11.4%
8.8%
8.4%
0.68
1.36
0.4%
1.5%
PC
NN2
32
SP
39.0
1.59
1.51
10.7%
11.3%
10.1%
8.8%
1.06
1.29
2.2%
1.5%
CAG
33
SP
79.0
1.27
1.34
12.5%
15.2%
7.9%
7.0%
1.59
1.98
0.9%
0.5%
12
7
SP
999.0
1.20
1.31
14.0%
12.1%
8.0%
7.5%
1.75
1.64
0.8%
1.1%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
11
Negro Leagues
867.2
1.18
1.28
14.5%
12.3%
7.8%
7.2%
1.87
1.71
0.7%
1.1%
1
Cuban Leagues
122.0
1.41
1.51
9.9%
10.5%
9.9%
9.3%
1.00
1.12
1.5%
1.1%
1
vs Major Leagues
9.1
0.64
1.43
24.3%
16.8%
5.4%
7.8%
4.50
2.15
0.0%
0.9%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
2
Memphis Red Sox
SP
71.0
0.83
1.22
21.4%
10.6%
5.4%
6.8%
4.00
1.55
0.0%
0.5%
10
Chicago American Giants
SP
684.0
1.20
1.28
13.9%
12.5%
7.8%
7.2%
1.78
1.75
0.8%
1.1%
1
Birmingham Black Barons
SP
9.0
0.44
1.39
12.9%
9.4%
9.7%
7.7%
1.33
1.22
1
Cuba
SP
122.0
1.41
1.51
9.9%
10.5%
9.9%
9.3%
1.00
1.12
1.5%
1.1%
1
Homestead Grays
SP
62.0
1.10
1.24
18.8%
10.8%
8.0%
7.3%
2.35
1.48
0.0%
1.0%
2
West All Stars
SP
12.0
1.25
1.34
11.3%
25.6%
7.5%
7.4%
1.50
3.47
0.0%
2.1%
1
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
39.0
1.59
1.51
10.7%
11.3%
10.1%
8.8%
1.06
1.29
2.2%
1.5%



Opponent's Batting
Team Lg Pos
19
SP
12
282
255
28
49
1
16
50
0
.192
.240
NNL
20
SP
11
19
38
22
46
1
NNL
21
SP
12
310
20
57
21
49
1
CAG
WS
23
SP
4
111
95
9
27
6
1
0
0
1
10
13
1
4
1
0
.284
.355
.368
.724
CUB
CUB
23
SP
16
538
462
61
119
14
5
8
11
53
53
9
13
1
11
.258
.345
.361
.706
CAG
24
SP
31
964
851
92
218
30
12
11
6
73
139
9
31
17
.256
.322
.358
.680
CAG
NvM
25
SP
2
37
31
1
4
1
0
0
0
2
9
1
3
1
.129
.206
.161
.367
HG
EAS
27
SP
8
250
221
24
48
3
3
0
2
20
47
1
8
5
.217
.285
.258
.543
29
SP
14
381
342
41
70
9
1
2
8
0
20
65
7
10
2
6
.205
.261
.254
.516
MULT
30
SP
15
327
283
27
70
18
3
0
3
0
32
39
5
7
0
7
.247
.334
.332
.667
CAG
NN2
31
SP
7
250
216
22
48
8
3
1
4
22
15
2
10
4
.222
.300
.301
.601
PC
NN2
32
SP
7
178
151
27
44
6
2
4
4
18
19
1
8
4
.291
.371
.437
.808
CAG
33
SP
16
343
311
39
73
4
7
3
10
27
43
2
3
4
.235
.300
.322
.622
12
7
SP
155
3971
3218
410
865
99
37
30
48
1
336
587
40
97
4
59
.239
.310
.331
.641
 
Team Lg Pos
11
Negro Leagues
137
3396
2725
348
742
84
32
22
37
1
281
525
30
81
3
47
.237
.305
.328
.632
1
Cuban Leagues
16
538
462
61
119
14
5
8
11
53
53
9
13
1
11
.258
.345
.361
.706
1
vs Major Leagues
2
37
31
1
4
1
0
0
0
2
9
1
3
1
.129
.206
.161
.367
 
Team Lg Pos
2
Memphis Red Sox
SP
10
249
229
21
44
0
15
60
0
.188
.228
.000
.000
10
Chicago American Giants
SP
111
2672
2112
269
598
75
27
18
28
1
223
398
27
66
1
37
.239
.308
.326
.634
1
Birmingham Black Barons
SP
1
31
0
1
3
4
0
.000
.000
.000
.000
1
Cuba
SP
16
538
462
61
119
14
5
8
11
53
53
9
13
1
11
.258
.345
.361
.706
1
Homestead Grays
SP
8
250
221
24
48
3
3
0
2
20
47
1
8
5
.217
.285
.258
.543
2
West All Stars
SP
2
53
43
8
11
1
0
0
3
0
4
6
2
2
2
2
.256
.333
.279
.612
1
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
7
178
151
27
44
6
2
4
4
18
19
1
8
4
.291
.371
.437
.808

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