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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
HG
EAS
27.1
SP
 
4
2
.667
7
6
5
1
0
53.0
24
17
44
2
3
0
18
37
0
0
218
 
2.89
134
1.170
17.0
8.3
2.06
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
PC
NN2
32.1
SP
 
3
3
.500
7
6
4
0
0
39.0
27
22
44
6
2
4
18
19
0
1
178
 
5.08
89
1.590
10.7
10.1
1.06
9
5
 
54
35
.607
116
87
69
13
4
778.3
330
251
681
84
29
27
270
450
10
32
3273
2.90
141
1.222
13.7
8.2
1.67
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
8
Negro Leagues
 
48
27
.640
100
75
60
11
4
656.3
269
208
562
70
24
19
217
397
5
23
2735
2.85
142
1.187
14.5
7.9
1.83
 
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
1
 
4
2
.667
7
6
5
1
0
53.0
24
17
44
2
3
0
18
37
0
0
218
2.89
134
1.170
17.0
8.3
2.06
1
 
3
3
.500
7
6
4
0
0
39.0
27
22
44
6
2
4
18
19
0
1
178
5.08
89
1.590
10.7
10.1
1.06



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
HG
EAS
27.1
SP
 
8
22
20
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
0
2
 
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
0.0
.000
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
PC
NN2
32.1
SP
 
7
18
17
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
 
0
1
 
.059
.059
.235
.294
-23
0.0
.111
9
5
SP
 
123
330
301
29
57
3
2
2
23
1
0
10
0
 
0
0
19
0
0
 
.189
.215
.233
.448
23
1.7
.197
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
8
Negro Leagues
 
107
284
259
24
49
3
2
2
23
1
0
8
0
 
0
0
17
0
0
 
.189
.213
.239
.453
25
1.9
.197
 
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
1
SP
 
8
22
20
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
2
0
0
 
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
0.0
.000
1
SP
 
7
18
17
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
1
0
0
 
.059
.059
.235
.294
-23
0.0
.111



Pitcher Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
MULT
-
19.1
P
 
10
51.7
17
3
13
1
0
 
.941
.933
 
2.79
3.00
MULT
NNL
20.1
P
 
11
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
CUB
LG
23.6
P
 
16
122.0
40
1
38
1
2
 
.975
.969
 
2.88
2.80
CAG
-
24.1
P
 
31
230.0
78
5
70
3
2
 
.962
.956
 
2.93
2.88
HG
EAS
27.1
P
 
7
53.0
20
4
14
2
0
 
.900
.949
 
3.06
2.72
CAG
NN2
29.1
P
 
12
77.3
19
3
14
2
0
 
.895
.941
 
1.98
2.83
CAG
-
30.1
P
 
13
71.3
33
8
24
1
1
 
.970
.967
 
4.04
2.75
CAG
NN2
31.1
P
 
7
61.3
18
1
15
2
1
 
.889
.953
 
2.35
2.56
PC
NN2
32.1
P
 
7
39.0
7
0
5
2
0
 
.714
.948
 
1.15
2.54
9
5
P
 
114
705.7
232
25
193
14
6
 
.940
.956
 
2.78
2.80



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
.966
 
1.26
1.82
2
1
OF
 
3
15.3
2
2
0
0
0
 
1.000
.966
 
1.17
1.83



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
.967
 
1.26
1.69
1
1
RF
 
2
14.3
2
2
0
0
0
 
1.000
.967
 
1.26
1.69



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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