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 (Loman, 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
0
6
1
0
70.0
28
17
49
1
16
50
1
1
0
282
2.19
130
NNL
20
SP
6
1
.857
11
8
4
3
0
54.1
19
14
38
22
46
0
1
2.32
141
NNL
21
SP
6
0
1.000
12
9
5
2
0
78.0
20
14
57
21
49
0
1
310
1.62
324
CUB
LG
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
132
HG
EAS
27
SP
4
2
.667
7
6
5
1
0
53.0
24
17
44
0
18
37
0
0
218
2.89
134
CAG
NN2
29
SP
6
4
.600
13
9
7
1
1
83.2
34
23
63
2
17
61
0
5
341
2.47
176
CAG
30
SP
4
3
.571
13
8
7
1
0
71.1
24
20
62
0
31
33
1
5
301
2.52
142
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
219
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
92
10
6
SP
60
35
.632
129
97
0
74
15
4
862.2
351
266
742
27
291
502
10
1
33
3382
2.78
147
162 Game Average
18
11
.632
39
29
0
22
5
1
259.2
106
80
223
10
88
151
3
3
10
1111
2.78
147
 
Team Lg Pos
9
Negro Leagues
54
27
.667
113
85
0
65
13
4
740.2
290
223
623
19
238
449
5
1
24
2844
2.71
149
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
 
Team Lg Pos
2
Memphis Red Sox
SP
7
2
.778
10
9
0
7
2
0
71.0
21
12
44
0
15
60
1
1
0
249
1.52
173
7
Chicago American Giants
SP
39
20
.661
88
63
0
48
9
4
568.2
218
172
490
15
184
329
4
0
23
2168
2.72
153
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
4
2
.667
7
6
5
1
0
53.0
24
17
44
0
18
37
0
0
218
2.89
134
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
92



Advanced Pitching
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
19
SP
70.0
0.93
1.12
17.7%
10.4%
5.7%
7.1%
3.13
1.79
0.4%
0.8%
NNL
20
SP
54.1
1.10
1.19
20.9%
11.2%
10.0%
7.2%
2.09
1.61
NNL
21
SP
78.0
1.00
1.39
15.8%
9.5%
6.8%
7.8%
2.33
1.22
CUB
LG
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
1.36
14.4%
13.0%
7.6%
8.5%
1.90
1.57
1.1%
1.4%
HG
EAS
27
SP
53.0
1.17
1.31
17.0%
10.4%
8.3%
7.5%
2.06
1.39
0.0%
0.9%
CAG
NN2
29
SP
83.2
0.96
1.36
17.9%
12.7%
5.0%
6.6%
3.59
1.92
0.6%
1.1%
CAG
30
SP
71.1
1.30
1.29
11.0%
18.8%
10.3%
8.2%
1.06
1.99
0.0%
0.7%
CAG
NN2
31
SP
61.1
1.14
1.54
6.0%
11.1%
8.8%
8.8%
0.68
1.27
0.4%
1.5%
PC
NN2
32
SP
39.0
1.59
1.49
10.7%
11.4%
10.1%
8.7%
1.06
1.30
2.2%
1.5%
10
6
SP
862.2
1.20
1.36
13.9%
11.4%
8.1%
7.7%
1.73
1.52
0.9%
1.1%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
9
Negro Leagues
740.2
1.16
1.34
14.7%
11.6%
7.8%
7.4%
1.89
1.59
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%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
2
Memphis Red Sox
SP
71.0
0.83
1.10
21.4%
11.8%
5.4%
6.5%
4.00
1.83
0.0%
0.3%
7
Chicago American Giants
SP
568.2
1.19
1.36
14.0%
11.8%
7.8%
7.4%
1.79
1.60
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
53.0
1.17
1.31
17.0%
10.4%
8.3%
7.5%
2.06
1.39
0.0%
0.9%
1
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
39.0
1.59
1.49
10.7%
11.4%
10.1%
8.7%
1.06
1.30
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
CUB
LG
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
HG
EAS
27
SP
7
218
192
24
44
2
3
0
1
18
37
0
8
4
.229
.295
.271
.566
CAG
NN2
29
SP
13
341
311
34
63
9
1
2
6
17
61
5
8
4
.203
.255
.257
.512
CAG
30
SP
13
301
259
24
62
16
3
0
2
31
33
5
6
7
.239
.332
.324
.657
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
10
6
SP
129
3382
2697
351
742
85
29
27
34
291
502
33
84
1
51
.240
.311
.335
.646
 
Team Lg Pos
9
Negro Leagues
113
2844
2235
290
623
71
24
19
23
238
449
24
71
40
.236
.304
.329
.633
1
Cuban Leagues
16
538
462
61
119
14
5
8
11
53
53
9
13
1
11
.258
.345
.361
.706
 
Team Lg Pos
2
Memphis Red Sox
SP
10
249
229
21
44
0
15
60
0
.188
.228
.000
.000
7
Chicago American Giants
SP
88
2168
1663
218
490
63
19
15
18
184
329
23
55
32
.239
.309
.326
.635
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
7
218
192
24
44
2
3
0
1
18
37
0
8
4
.229
.295
.271
.566
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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