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Rube Foster



Andrew Bishop Foster


Born: September 17, 1879 in La Grange, TX
Died: December 9, 1930 in Kankakee, IL
          (51 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 5'9"
Wt: 230
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Notes:


• Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Manager in 1981
• Buried: Lincoln Cemetery (Blue Island, IL)
• Relatives: Willie Foster (Brother)
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Pitching

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Pitching
Team Lg Pos
CUG
WES
22
SP
1
1
.500
2
2
2
0
0
18.0
7
5
15
1
7
15
0
0
76
2.50
205
CXG
EAS
23
SP
4
0
1.000
4
4
4
1
0
36.0
6
3
19
0
7
19
0
0
134
0.75
149
PG
IND
24
SP
4
0
1.000
4
4
4
0
0
36.0
10
6
21
3
9
41
2
6
142
1.50
159
PG
EAS
25
RF
2
0
1.000
3
3
3
0
0
32.0
9
4
21
1
3
21
3
3
125
1.13
262
CXG
NvC
26
SP
2
2
.500
4
4
4
0
0
34.0
13
7
26
0
11
17
0
3
140
1.85
126
PG
EAS
26
RF
4
2
.667
10
8
7
1
1
72.0
28
16
62
0
21
39
3
4
300
2.00
152
FE
CUB
27
SP
9
6
.600
16
15
15
1
0
141.0
54
34
100
1
43
47
2
5
567
2.17
104
LEL
WES
27
SP
1
0
1.000
1
1
1
0
0
9.0
1
0
7
0
1
4
0
0
33
0.00
HAB
CUB
28
SP
5
3
.625
8
8
8
0
0
71.0
30
18
55
0
26
31
1
1
303
2.28
135
LEL
WES
28
SP
5
1
.833
6
6
6
0
0
54.0
21
12
46
1
18
26
0
0
226
2.00
204
LEL
29
SP
2
1
.667
3
3
3
2
0
26.2
6
5
24
0
5
14
0
1
107
1.69
177
LEL
WES
30
SP
3
0
1.000
4
4
4
0
0
40.0
8
5
29
1
5
20
0
2
150
1.13
265
LEL
NvC
31
SP
3
1
.750
4
3
3
1
0
29.0
8
6
23
0
4
12
2
1
108
1.86
84
CAG
WES
31
SP
4
1
.800
8
5
3
0
0
56.2
18
13
46
1
12
33
0
1
224
2.06
192
FE
CUB
32
RP
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
4.1
6
4
6
0
5
3
1
1
25
8.31
35
CAG
WES
32
SP
6
2
.750
10
8
7
0
0
74.1
31
17
66
0
17
31
0
0
298
2.06
168
CAG
WES
33
SP
4
3
.571
8
8
5
1
0
63.1
42
33
75
2
21
38
0
1
281
4.69
77
34
SP
5
4
.556
11
10
7
2
0
78.0
33
23
63
2
26
34
0
0
321
2.65
141
CAG
35
SP
2
2
.500
7
6
4
0
0
53.1
30
24
48
0
13
20
0
1
214
4.05
78
SFP
CUB
36
SP
0
1
.000
1
1
0
0
0
3.0
5
5
5
0
3
0
0
0
15
15.00
24
CAG
36
SP
1
1
.500
3
2
2
0
0
24.2
10
4
21
0
12
11
0
0
105
1.46
179
CAG
WES
37
SP
2
1
.667
3
3
3
0
0
27.0
11
10
21
0
11
11
0
0
111
3.33
56
16
7
SP
69
32
.683
122
108
95
9
1
983.1
387
254
799
13
280
487
14
30
4005
2.32
125
162 Game Average
20
9
.683
36
32
28
3
0
290.2
114
75
236
4
83
144
4
9
1184
2.32
125
 
Team Lg Pos
16
Negro Leagues
50
18
.735
84
75
64
7
1
680.1
257
170
561
12
183
369
8
18
2757
2.25
141
6
Cuban Leagues
19
13
.594
35
31
30
2
0
282.1
116
74
215
1
92
110
6
11
1158
2.36
103
2
vs High Minors
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
12.0
8
5
10
0
4
5
0
0
50
3.75
82
1
vs Major Leagues
0
1
.000
1
1
1
0
0
8.2
6
5
13
0
1
3
0
1
40
5.19
59
 
Team Lg Pos
5
Chicago Leland Giants
SP
15
4
.789
20
19
19
3
0
176.2
51
33
144
3
40
91
2
4
700
1.68
177
2
Cuban X Giants
SP
6
2
.750
8
8
8
1
0
70.0
19
10
45
0
18
36
0
3
274
1.29
137
3
Philadelphia Giants I
SP
10
2
.833
17
15
14
1
1
140.0
47
26
104
4
33
101
8
13
567
1.67
171
2
SP
9
6
.600
18
15
15
1
0
145.1
60
38
106
1
48
50
3
6
592
2.35
98
1
Habana
SP
5
3
.625
8
8
8
0
0
71.0
30
18
55
0
26
31
1
1
303
2.28
135
7
Chicago American Giants
SP
24
14
.632
50
42
31
3
0
377.1
175
124
340
5
112
178
0
3
1554
2.96
110
1
San Francisco Park
-
0
1
.000
1
1
0
0
0
3.0
5
5
5
0
3
0
0
0
15
15.00
24



Advanced Pitching
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
CUG
WES
22
SP
18.0
1.22
1.48
19.7%
19.0%
9.2%
15.1%
2.14
1.26
1.3%
0.6%
CXG
EAS
23
SP
36.0
0.72
0.81
14.2%
14.9%
5.2%
6.2%
2.71
2.40
0.0%
0.0%
PG
IND
24
SP
36.0
0.83
1.10
28.9%
15.6%
6.3%
8.2%
4.56
1.89
2.1%
1.0%
PG
EAS
25
RF
32.0
0.75
1.14
16.8%
9.8%
2.4%
4.3%
7.00
2.27
0.8%
0.3%
CXG
NvC
26
SP
34.0
1.09
1.03
12.1%
14.8%
7.9%
7.1%
1.55
2.08
0.0%
0.0%
PG
EAS
26
RF
72.0
1.15
1.29
13.0%
9.2%
7.0%
7.8%
1.86
1.17
0.0%
0.4%
FE
CUB
27
SP
141.0
1.01
1.12
8.3%
10.1%
7.6%
9.1%
1.09
1.11
0.2%
0.4%
LEL
WES
27
SP
9.0
0.89
1.06
12.1%
10.5%
3.0%
4.7%
4.00
2.25
0.0%
0.0%
HAB
CUB
28
SP
71.0
1.14
1.22
10.2%
9.8%
8.6%
10.1%
1.19
0.97
0.0%
0.4%
LEL
WES
28
SP
54.0
1.19
1.37
11.5%
11.4%
8.0%
9.8%
1.44
1.16
0.4%
1.0%
LEL
29
SP
26.2
1.09
1.17
13.1%
13.1%
4.7%
5.6%
2.80
2.27
0.0%
0.4%
LEL
WES
30
SP
40.0
0.85
1.17
13.3%
14.1%
3.3%
5.7%
4.00
2.48
0.7%
0.8%
LEL
NvC
31
SP
29.0
0.93
1.03
11.1%
11.9%
3.7%
7.6%
3.00
1.56
0.0%
0.1%
CAG
WES
31
SP
56.2
1.02
1.33
14.7%
13.4%
5.4%
7.3%
2.75
1.82
0.4%
0.9%
FE
CUB
32
RP
4.1
2.54
1.32
12.0%
11.0%
20.0%
10.4%
0.60
1.06
0.0%
0.4%
CAG
WES
32
SP
74.1
1.12
1.29
10.4%
13.4%
5.7%
6.9%
1.82
1.94
0.0%
0.8%
CAG
WES
33
SP
63.1
1.52
1.32
13.5%
13.4%
7.5%
7.0%
1.81
1.91
0.7%
0.6%
34
SP
78.0
1.14
1.31
10.6%
12.4%
8.1%
7.2%
1.31
1.57
0.6%
1.0%
CAG
35
SP
53.1
1.14
1.21
9.3%
12.8%
6.1%
8.0%
1.54
1.60
0.0%
0.8%
SFP
CUB
36
SP
3.0
2.67
1.48
0.0%
9.0%
20.0%
10.9%
0.00
0.82
0.0%
0.1%
CAG
36
SP
24.2
1.34
1.17
10.5%
13.5%
11.4%
7.8%
0.92
1.64
0.0%
1.1%
CAG
WES
37
SP
27.0
1.19
0.98
9.9%
11.7%
9.9%
7.1%
1.00
1.64
0.0%
0.2%
16
7
SP
983.1
1.10
1.20
12.2%
12.1%
7.0%
8.0%
1.74
1.61
0.3%
0.6%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
16
Negro Leagues
680.1
1.09
1.23
13.4%
12.6%
6.6%
7.6%
2.02
1.74
0.4%
0.6%
6
Cuban Leagues
282.1
1.09
1.13
9.5%
10.8%
7.9%
9.0%
1.20
1.23
0.1%
0.3%
2
vs High Minors
12.0
1.17
1.32
10.0%
13.6%
8.0%
7.0%
1.25
1.96
0.0%
1.4%
1
vs Major Leagues
8.2
1.62
1.05
7.5%
14.5%
2.5%
4.1%
3.00
3.58
0.0%
0.3%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
5
Chicago Leland Giants
SP
176.2
1.04
1.23
13.0%
13.1%
5.7%
8.3%
2.28
1.76
0.4%
0.6%
2
Cuban X Giants
SP
70.0
0.90
0.92
13.1%
14.8%
6.6%
6.7%
2.00
2.25
0.0%
0.0%
3
Philadelphia Giants I
SP
140.0
0.98
1.21
17.8%
10.9%
5.8%
7.1%
3.06
1.61
0.7%
0.5%
2
SP
145.1
1.06
1.12
8.4%
10.1%
8.1%
9.2%
1.04
1.11
0.2%
0.4%
1
Habana
SP
71.0
1.14
1.22
10.2%
9.8%
8.6%
10.1%
1.19
0.97
0.0%
0.4%
7
Chicago American Giants
SP
377.1
1.20
1.27
11.5%
12.9%
7.2%
7.4%
1.59
1.75
0.3%
0.7%
1
San Francisco Park
-
3.0
2.67
1.48
0.0%
9.0%
20.0%
10.9%
0.00
0.82
0.0%
0.1%



Opponent's Batting
Team Lg Pos
CUG
WES
22
SP
2
76
67
7
15
3
1
1
0
7
15
0
2
2
.224
.297
.343
.641
CXG
EAS
23
SP
4
134
126
6
19
2
1
0
6
7
19
0
1
1
.151
.195
.183
.378
PG
IND
24
SP
4
142
127
10
21
4
2
3
10
9
41
6
0
3
.165
.254
.299
.553
PG
EAS
25
RF
3
125
118
9
21
3
0
1
5
3
21
3
1
3
.178
.218
.229
.447
CXG
NvC
26
SP
4
140
123
13
26
1
0
0
13
11
17
3
3
2
.211
.292
.220
.511
PG
EAS
26
RF
10
300
266
28
62
6
2
0
12
21
39
4
9
5
.233
.299
.271
.570
FE
CUB
27
SP
16
567
500
54
100
5
6
1
23
43
47
5
19
0
11
.200
.270
.240
.510
LEL
WES
27
SP
1
33
33
1
7
0
0
0
0
1
4
0
1
1
.212
.235
.212
.447
HAB
CUB
28
SP
8
303
258
30
55
2
2
0
18
26
31
1
18
0
3
.213
.288
.236
.524
LEL
WES
28
SP
6
226
199
21
46
7
2
1
0
18
26
0
9
2
.231
.295
.302
.596
LEL
29
SP
3
107
99
6
24
4
1
0
1
5
14
1
2
0
.242
.286
.303
.589
LEL
WES
30
SP
4
150
139
8
29
5
3
1
1
5
20
2
4
1
.209
.247
.309
.556
LEL
NvC
31
SP
4
108
101
8
23
3
0
0
0
4
12
1
2
0
3
.228
.264
.257
.522
CAG
WES
31
SP
8
224
204
18
46
9
2
1
2
12
33
1
7
5
.225
.272
.304
.576
FE
CUB
32
RP
2
25
18
6
6
1
0
0
3
5
3
1
1
0
0
.333
.500
.389
.889
CAG
WES
32
SP
10
298
270
31
66
13
2
0
1
17
31
0
11
10
.244
.289
.307
.597
CAG
WES
33
SP
8
281
250
42
75
12
2
2
3
21
38
1
9
4
.300
.357
.388
.745
34
SP
11
321
289
33
63
9
5
2
2
26
34
0
6
7
.218
.283
.304
.587
CAG
35
SP
7
214
192
30
48
8
0
0
0
13
20
1
8
7
.250
.301
.292
.593
SFP
CUB
36
SP
1
15
11
5
5
1
0
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
.455
.571
.545
1.117
CAG
36
SP
3
105
89
10
21
0
0
0
2
12
11
0
4
0
2
.236
.327
.236
.563
CAG
WES
37
SP
3
111
96
11
21
2
0
0
0
11
11
0
4
2
.219
.299
.240
.539
16
7
SP
122
4005
3575
387
799
100
31
13
102
280
487
30
122
0
74
.223
.285
.280
.565
 
Team Lg Pos
16
Negro Leagues
84
2757
2481
257
561
82
21
12
41
183
369
18
77
55
.226
.284
.291
.575
6
Cuban Leagues
35
1158
1011
116
215
13
8
1
57
92
110
11
44
0
19
.213
.285
.244
.530
2
vs High Minors
2
50
45
8
10
1
2
0
3
4
5
0
1
0
0
.222
.286
.333
.619
1
vs Major Leagues
1
40
38
6
13
4
0
0
1
1
3
1
0
0
.342
.375
.447
.822
 
Team Lg Pos
5
Chicago Leland Giants
SP
20
700
638
51
144
22
7
3
2
40
91
4
20
0
9
.226
.276
.296
.572
2
Cuban X Giants
SP
8
274
249
19
45
3
1
0
19
18
36
3
4
3
.181
.244
.201
.445
3
Philadelphia Giants I
SP
17
567
511
47
104
13
4
4
27
33
101
13
10
11
.204
.269
.268
.537
2
SP
18
592
518
60
106
6
6
1
26
48
50
6
20
0
11
.205
.280
.245
.525
1
Habana
SP
8
303
258
30
55
2
2
0
18
26
31
1
18
0
3
.213
.288
.236
.524
7
Chicago American Giants
SP
50
1554
1390
175
340
53
11
5
10
112
178
3
49
0
37
.245
.302
.309
.612
1
San Francisco Park
-
1
15
11
5
5
1
0
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
.455
.571
.545
1.117

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