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
0
6
1
0
70.0
28
17
49
1
16
50
1
1
0
282
2.19
171
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
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
132
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
158
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
173
CAG
30
SP
4
3
.571
14
8
7
1
0
74.1
26
21
66
0
31
37
1
5
314
2.54
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
218
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
4
3
2
0
79.0
39
30
73
3
27
43
3
2
343
3.42
118
12
6
SP
67
39
.632
149
108
4
79
18
4
963.0
393
297
827
30
322
568
14
1
37
3807
2.78
149
162 Game Average
18
10
.632
39
29
6
21
5
1
254.2
104
79
219
9
85
150
4
3
10
1088
2.78
149
 
Team Lg Pos
10
Negro Leagues
59
31
.656
131
95
4
69
16
4
831.2
331
254
704
22
267
506
9
1
27
3232
2.75
151
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 Leaguers
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
0
7
2
0
71.0
21
12
44
0
15
60
1
1
0
249
1.52
239
9
Chicago American Giants
SP
45
24
.652
107
73
4
52
11
4
660.0
260
203
571
18
213
385
7
0
26
2561
2.77
149
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
158
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
1.30
17.7%
9.6%
5.7%
7.4%
3.13
1.43
0.4%
0.9%
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
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
1.36
14.4%
13.0%
7.6%
8.5%
1.90
1.57
1.1%
1.4%
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
1.31
18.8%
10.6%
8.0%
7.5%
2.35
1.41
0.0%
1.0%
CAG
NN2
29
SP
83.2
0.96
1.35
17.9%
12.8%
5.0%
6.6%
3.59
1.93
0.6%
1.1%
CAG
30
SP
74.1
1.30
1.29
11.8%
18.9%
9.9%
8.2%
1.19
1.97
0.0%
0.7%
CAG
NN2
31
SP
61.1
1.14
1.54
6.0%
11.2%
8.8%
8.7%
0.68
1.29
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
6
SP
963.0
1.19
1.38
14.1%
11.7%
8.0%
7.7%
1.76
1.54
0.9%
1.1%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
10
Negro Leagues
831.2
1.17
1.36
14.7%
11.8%
7.7%
7.4%
1.90
1.59
0.8%
1.0%
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 Leaguers
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
1.28
21.4%
10.4%
5.4%
7.1%
4.00
1.47
0.0%
0.5%
9
Chicago American Giants
SP
660.0
1.19
1.36
14.0%
12.2%
7.7%
7.4%
1.81
1.66
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
1.31
18.8%
10.6%
8.0%
7.5%
2.35
1.41
0.0%
1.0%
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
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
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
14
314
271
26
66
17
3
0
2
31
37
5
7
7
.244
.332
.328
.661
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
6
SP
149
3807
3080
393
827
92
36
30
45
322
568
37
91
1
57
.238
.308
.331
.639
 
Team Lg Pos
10
Negro Leagues
131
3232
2587
331
704
77
31
22
34
267
506
27
75
45
.235
.303
.327
.629
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 Leaguers
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
9
Chicago American Giants
SP
107
2561
2017
260
571
69
26
18
28
213
385
26
62
37
.237
.306
.323
.629
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
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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