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)


Fielding
Glossary
Pitcher
Team Lg Lg Lg
MRS
IND
19
7
6
43.2
3
10
0
0
1.000
.928
2.68
2.93
CAG
NNL
19
3
2
8.0
0
3
1
0
.750
.949
3.38
3.41
MRS
NNL
20
1
CAG
NNL
20
10
BBB
NNL
21
1
CAG
NNL
21
11
CAG
WS
23
4
2
24.0
0
11
0
0
1.000
.893
4.13
2.98
CUB
CUB
23
16
122.0
1
38
1
2
.975
.969
2.88
2.80
CAG
NNL
24
27
195.0
5
61
3
1
.957
.957
3.05
2.94
CAG
NNC
24
4
35.0
0
9
0
1
1.000
.946
2.31
2.58
CAG
NvM
25
2
9.1
0
3
2
0
.600
.923
2.89
3.77
HG
IND
27
11
87.0
4
21
2
0
.926
.952
2.59
2.70
CAG
NN2
29
13
83.2
4
18
2
0
.917
.942
2.37
2.79
WES
EWA
29
1
1
9.0
0
2
0
0
1.000
1.000
2.00
1.06
CAG
NN2
30
11
56.1
6
21
2
1
.931
.967
4.31
2.83
CAG
NLC
30
3
18.0
2
3
0
0
1.000
.966
2.50
2.42
WES
EWA
30
1
0
3.0
0
0
0
0
1.000
0.00
1.00
CAG
NN2
31
7
61.1
1
15
2
1
.889
.954
2.35
2.57
PC
NN2
32
7
39.0
0
5
2
0
.714
.950
1.15
2.57
CAG
NAL
33
15
8
72.1
1
25
1
0
.963
.955
3.24
2.97
CAG
ALC
33
1
1
6.1
0
1
0
0
1.000
.967
1.42
3.11
12
7
156
20
873.0
27
246
18
6
.938
.953
2.81
2.80


Glossary
Right Field
Team Lg Lg Lg
CAG
NN2
30
2
14.1
2
0
0
0
1.000
.969
1.26
1.70
-0.3
-22.0
-0.2
-0.1
1
1
2
14.1
2
0
0
0
1.000
.969
1.26
1.70
-0.3
-22.0
-0.2
-0.1


Glossary
Pinch Hitter
Team Lg
CAG
WS
23
1
CAG
NAL
33
1
2
1
2


Glossary
Left Field
Team Lg Lg Lg
CAG
NN2
29
1
1.0
0
0
0
0
.951
0.00
1.67
-0.1
-115.7
-0.1
-0.0
1
1
1
1.0
0
0
0
0
.000
.951
0.00
1.67
-0.1
-115.7
-0.1
-0.0



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