Rube Foster - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

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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Compared to Contemporary Starting Pitchers (Top 100)

Compare With:



Glossary
# Players Pos Yrs Career HoF
1
SP
19
1908-1925
45.0
-1.5
0.6
45.5
0.4
2
SP
24
1907-1932
42.7
1.2
0.3
41.4
-0.1
3
SP
19
1907-1926
32.8
8.8
-4.5
30.3
-1.7
4
SP
12
1903-1914
23.2
-3.8
-0.5
27.8
-0.4
5
SP
16
1902-1917
19.8
1.0
0.1
18.9
-0.2
6
SP
22
1896-1917
15.0
6.3
-0.6
10.0
-0.6
7
SP
9
1899-1911
13.1
-1.5
-0.0
14.7
-0.1
8
SP
16
1903-1921
11.6
-1.2
0.4
12.6
-0.2
9
SP
9
1904-1912
10.1
-3.4
-0.9
14.6
-0.2
10
SP
6
1909-1914
8.8
0.2
0.1
8.6
-0.2
11
SP
12
1902-1913
7.7
2.3
-1.3
7.1
-0.5
12
SP
15
1908-1923
6.9
-4.6
-0.5
12.0
-0.0
13
SP
17
1909-1932
6.9
-6.3
0.0
13.2
-0.0
14
SP
11
1908-1923
6.9
-5.8
0.3
12.4
-0.1
15
SP
7
1909-1915
5.9
-0.2
-0.2
6.3
-0.0
16
SP
11
1907-1920
4.4
-1.1
-0.0
5.5
-0.0
17
SP
17
1906-1925
4.3
-0.1
-0.5
5.0
-0.2
18
SP
4
1908-1911
3.1
-0.5
0.0
3.6
-0.0
19
SP
8
1905-1911
2.8
-0.2
0.9
2.2
-0.1
20
SP
5
1906-1911
2.0
-0.5
0.0
2.5
0.0
21
SP
2
1909-1911
1.9
0.1
0.0
1.8
0.0
22
SP
6
1898-1911
1.9
0.5
-0.0
1.5
-0.1
23
SP
7
1905-1914
1.8
0.2
-0.4
2.1
-0.1
24
SP
6
1909-1914
1.8
-0.8
0.1
2.5
-0.0
25
SP
7
1899-1910
1.7
0.1
0.1
1.5
-0.0
26
SP
11
1909-1920
1.5
-1.5
-0.4
3.6
-0.0
27
SP
3
1908-1910
1.5
0.0
-0.1
1.7
-0.1
28
SP
3
1908-1910
1.5
-0.8
-0.0
2.3
-0.0
29
SP
3
1906-1913
1.4
-0.1
-0.2
1.7
-0.0
30
SP
7
1904-1913
1.2
0.2
-0.4
1.2
0.2
31
SP
4
1906-1913
1.1
0.1
-0.2
1.2
-0.0
32
SP
1
1909
1.0
0.2
0.0
0.8
0.0
33
SP
3
1908-1911
0.9
-0.2
-0.0
1.1
-0.0
34
SP
4
1908-1911
0.7
0.0
-0.4
1.1
-0.0
35
SP
6
1901-1911
0.4
-0.1
0.2
0.3
-0.1
36
SP
2
1908-1910
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
37
SP
4
1902-1913
-0.0
-0.2
-0.0
0.1
-0.0
38
SP
4
1908-1911
-0.1
-0.0
-0.2
0.2
-0.0
39
SP
2
1908-1910
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
40
SP
4
1906-1912
-0.7
-0.0
-0.0
-0.6
-0.0
41
SP
4
1909-1912
-0.8
-0.1
0.2
-0.9
-0.0
42
SP
5
1908-1913
-1.2
-0.8
0.0
-0.4
-0.0
43
SP
5
1908-1916
-1.4
-0.1
-0.0
-1.3
-0.0

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Statistical and biographical data for the The Negro Leagues Database, except 1923 and 1933, were compiled by Gary Ashwill. Copyright 2011-2013 Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved. Playing statistics for 1923 were compiled by Patrick Rock. Copyright 2011-2013 Patrick Rock. All rights reserved. Playing statistics for 1933 were compiled by Scott Simkus. Copyright 2013 Scott Simkus. All rights reserved.


Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James