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)
• Visit Manager Page


Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
CF
14
1904
1917
MULT
25.2
24.3
2.8
-0.0
-1.8
2
SS
5
1910
1917
MULT
11.8
7.8
2.5
0.0
1.6
3
SP
5
1910
1914
CAG/LEL
8.4
0.2
0.2
8.2
-0.2
4
SP
7
1910
1917
MULT
8.2
-2.6
-0.0
10.8
-0.0
5
C
8
1910
1917
MULT
6.9
0.2
5.5
0.0
1.3
6
2B
5
1903
1910-11
MULT
6.7
4.1
2.3
0.0
0.2
7
SP
6
1909
1914
MULT
6.2
-0.2
-0.2
6.7
-0.0
8
RF
9
1903
1913
MULT
4.6
1.8
3.6
0.0
-0.8
9
SP
2
1911-12
1917
FE/CAG
4.1
-0.5
0.0
4.6
0.0
10
SP
3
1903
1906
PG/CXG
3.7
1.0
-0.4
3.2
-0.2
11
SP
3
1907
1909
LEL
3.5
0.1
-0.1
3.5
-0.0
12
RF
7
1911
1917
MULT
3.5
6.2
-2.3
0.0
-0.4
13
3B
5
1906
1917
CAG/PG
3.3
0.3
2.2
0.0
0.8
14
1B
3
1906-07
1911-12
FE/HAB
3.2
3.6
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
15
SP
3
1915
1917
CAG
3.0
-1.3
0.0
4.3
0.0
16
SP
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
2.8
-0.3
0.0
3.1
-0.0
17
C
8
1905
1914
MULT
2.8
1.0
1.3
0.0
0.4
18
SP
2
1907-08
1915-16
SFP/HAB
2.7
0.5
0.6
1.6
0.1
19
LF
3
1914
1916
CAG/SFP
2.7
0.8
0.7
1.7
-0.5
20
2B
8
1904
1914
MULT
2.6
1.2
1.3
0.0
0.1
21
3B
2
1906-07
1915-16
SFP/FE
2.6
1.4
1.1
0.0
0.1
22
SP
2
1914
1915
CAG
2.6
0.4
0.6
1.8
-0.2
23
C
2
1906-07
1907-08
HAB/FE
2.4
1.9
0.1
0.0
0.4
24
1B
3
1911
1913
CAG/FE
2.2
1.4
0.8
0.0
-0.0
25
SP
1
1917
1917
CAG
2.2
-0.3
0.0
2.5
0.0
26
SP
4
1914
1917
LWS/CAG
2.2
-1.1
-0.0
3.3
-0.0
27
SP
3
1905
1908
PG/LEL
2.2
-0.2
0.4
2.0
-0.1
28
SP
4
1913
1916
CAG
2.1
-0.4
0.0
2.5
0.0
29
1B
3
1911
1917
CAG/FE
2.1
1.7
0.9
0.0
-0.5
30
RF
1
1915
1915
CAG
2.1
1.6
0.6
0.1
-0.3
31
SP
1
1914
1914
CAG
2.0
-0.1
-0.0
2.1
-0.0
32
LF
4
1905-06
1909
MULT
1.9
1.4
0.7
0.0
-0.3
33
SP
1
1913
1913
CAG
1.6
-0.1
0.0
1.8
0.0
34
SP
4
1909
1915
CAG/LEL
1.5
-0.7
-0.1
2.3
-0.0
35
SS
2
1907-08
1911-12
FE/HAB
1.4
1.4
-0.2
0.0
0.2
36
LF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
1.2
0.4
0.9
0.0
-0.1
37
SS
4
1910
1915
LEL/CAG
1.1
0.1
0.5
0.0
0.5
38
SS
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
1.1
0.4
0.7
0.0
0.0
39
C
1
1917
1917
CAG
1.1
0.6
0.2
0.0
0.3
40
3B
4
1905-06
1909
LEL/CXG
1.0
0.5
0.4
0.0
0.1
41
SS
3
1907
1909
LEL
1.0
0.0
0.6
0.0
0.3
42
LF
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.9
1.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
43
2B
4
1903
1906-07
MULT
0.9
-0.2
1.1
0.0
0.0
44
1B
2
1903
1906
PG/CXG
0.9
1.3
-0.5
0.0
0.0
45
SP
3
1902
1914
MULT
0.8
-0.1
-0.0
0.9
-0.0
46
3B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.8
-0.1
0.8
0.0
0.0
47
CF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.7
0.5
0.3
0.0
-0.1
48
RF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.7
0.3
0.5
0.0
-0.1
49
SP
1
1914
1914
LWS/CAG
0.7
-0.1
0.0
0.8
0.0
50
RF
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.7
0.5
0.3
0.0
-0.1
51
3B
5
1905
1909
MULT
0.7
1.0
0.1
-0.3
-0.1
52
SP
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.7
0.0
53
CF
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
0.6
0.9
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
54
C
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.6
0.7
-0.2
0.0
0.1
55
C
2
1903
1905-06
CXG
0.6
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.1
56
LF
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.6
0.7
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
57
C
3
1904
1914
MULT
0.6
0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.0
58
SP
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.5
-0.4
0.1
0.8
0.0
59
2B
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.5
0.0
0.5
0.0
0.0
60
C
1
1905
1905
PG
0.5
0.1
0.4
0.0
0.0
61
1B
1
1913
1913
CAG
0.5
0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.1
62
3B
2
1912
1913
CAG
0.5
0.6
-0.4
0.0
0.2
63
SP
3
1909
1913
LEL/CAG
0.5
-0.7
-0.0
1.2
-0.0
64
SP
1
1916
1916
CAG
0.5
-0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
65
SS
1
1911
1911
CAG
0.5
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
66
SP
1
1904
1904
PG
0.4
-0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
67
SP
1
1904
1904
PG
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
68
2B
3
1913
1917
CAG
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
69
SP
2
1912
1914
CAG
0.4
-0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
70
SS
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.4
0.7
-0.5
0.0
0.1
71
SP
1
1904
1904
PG
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
72
LF
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.3
0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
73
SS
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
74
SS
2
1909
1911-12
FE/LEL
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
75
SS
1
1911
1911
CAG
0.3
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
76
3B
3
1910
1914
MULT
0.3
0.8
-0.7
0.0
0.3
77
SS
1
1912
1912
CAG
0.3
-0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
78
1B
3
1904
1906
PG
0.3
0.0
0.3
0.0
-0.0
79
2B
1
1913
1913
CAG
0.2
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.0
80
SP
1
1906-07
1906-07
FE
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
81
CF
1
1902
1902
LEL
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.0
82
CF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.0
-0.0
83
RP
1
1902
1902
LEL
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.2
-0.0
84
C
1
1911
1911
CAG
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
85
SP
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
86
CF
1
1914
1914
CAG/LWS
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.0
87
C
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.2
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.0
88
C
1
1915
1915
CAG
0.2
-0.4
0.4
0.0
0.2
89
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
90
RF
1
1906-07
1906-07
FE
0.2
-0.1
0.4
0.0
-0.1
91
SP
1
1917
1917
CAG
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
92
C
3
1908
1910
LEL
0.2
-0.2
0.2
0.0
0.1
93
SS
1
1912
1912
CAG
0.2
-0.3
0.4
0.0
0.1
94
SP
2
1906-07
1911-12
FE
0.2
-0.2
-0.1
0.5
-0.0
95
LF
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.1
0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
96
1B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.1
-0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.0
97
SP
1
1916
1916
CAG
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
98
RP
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
99
C
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.1
-0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
100
3B
1
1914
1914
CAG
0.1
-0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
101
SP
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.1
-0.2
-0.0
0.3
-0.0
102
SP
2
1914
1915-16
LWS/SFP
0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.5
-0.0
103
2B
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.1
-0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
104
LF
1
1903
1903
CXG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
105
3B
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.1
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
106
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
107
2B
1
1916
1916
CAG
0.1
-0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
108
SP
2
1908
1910
LEL
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
109
LF
1
1902
1902
LEL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
110
LF
1
1914
1914
CAG/LWS
0.0
0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
111
C
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
112
3B
2
1902
1906
LEL/PG
0.0
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
113
RP
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
114
CF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.0
-0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.0
115
1B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
116
-
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
117
3B
1
1915
1915
CAG
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
118
C
1
1915
1915
CAG
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
119
LF
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
120
2B
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.0
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
121
RP
1
1916
1916
CAG
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
122
C
1
1914
1914
CAG
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
123
2B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
124
C
2
1914
1915
CAG
-0.0
-0.7
0.4
0.0
0.2
125
-
1
1915
1915
CAG
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
126
LF
1
1909
1909
LEL
-0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
127
RF
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
128
-
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
129
1B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
130
CF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
131
2B
1
1902
1902
LEL
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
132
SS
1
1902
1902
LEL
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
133
3B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
134
1B
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
135
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
136
C
1
1913
1913
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
137
C
1
1907
1907
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
138
C
1
1910-11
1910-11
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
139
RF
1
1903
1903
CXG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
140
LF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
141
-
1
1914
1914
CAG
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
142
SP
1
1911
1911
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
143
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
144
RP
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
145
2B
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
146
SS
1
1908
1908
LEL
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
147
SP
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
148
SS
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
149
RP
1
1909
1909
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
150
-
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
151
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
152
1B
2
1906-07
1915-16
FE/SFP
-0.1
0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
153
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
154
1B
1
1914
1914
LWS/CAG
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
155
SS
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
156
SP
4
1911
1915
CAG
-0.1
-0.2
-0.3
0.3
0.0
157
-
1
1906
1906
PG
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
158
-
1
1914
1914
CAG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
159
-
1
1916
1916
CAG
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
160
RF
1
1902
1902
LEL
-0.2
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
161
C
2
1902
1904
LEL/PG
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
162
2B
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.2
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
163
SS
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.2
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
164
C
1
1916
1916
CAG
-0.2
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
165
2B
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.2
-0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
166
SS
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.2
-0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
167
1B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.2
0.1
-0.0
-0.3
0.0
168
CF
1
1915
1915
CAG
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
169
-
1
1912
1912
CAG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
170
3B
3
1903
1905-06
CXG/PG
-0.2
-0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.1
171
RP
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
172
-
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
173
CF
2
1911-12
1915-16
SFP/FE
-0.2
-0.3
0.1
0.0
-0.1
174
-
1
1908
1908
LEL
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
175
SS
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.2
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
176
CF
1
1906-07
1906-07
FE
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
177
C
1
1915
1915
CAG
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.1
178
C
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
179
2B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.3
0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.0
180
-
1
1902
1902
LEL
-0.3
0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0
181
C
2
1915-16
1916
CAG/SFP
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.1
182
-
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.3
-0.0
-0.3
0.0
0.0
183
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
184
2B
1
1911
1911
CAG
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
0.0
0.0
185
2B
1
1906-07
1906-07
FE
-0.3
0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.0
186
2B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
187
3B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
188
C
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
-0.4
-0.5
0.1
0.0
0.1
189
C
1
1916
1916
CAG
-0.4
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
190
1B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.4
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
191
C
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.4
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.0
192
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
193
3B
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
-0.4
0.0
-0.5
0.0
0.1
194
RP
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.4
-0.0
-0.1
-0.3
-0.0
195
1B
2
1903
1905-06
CXG
-0.4
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
196
SP
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.5
-0.1
-0.4
-0.0
0.0
197
SP
1
1906
1906
PG
-0.5
-0.4
0.0
-0.1
-0.0
198
RF
2
1907-08
1911-12
FE/HAB
-0.6
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
199
SP
2
1908
1909
LEL
-0.6
-0.2
0.0
-0.5
0.0
200
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.7
-0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.0
201
CF
1
1906-07
1906-07
FE
-0.7
-0.2
-0.4
0.0
-0.1
202
-
1
1916
1916
CAG
-0.7
-0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.0
203
2B
2
1915
1916
CAG/SFP
-0.8
-0.9
0.1
0.0
0.0
204
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.8
-0.1
0.0
-0.8
0.0
205
RF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.9
-0.2
-0.0
-0.7
-0.0
206
3B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.9
-0.4
-0.5
0.0
0.0
207
SS
4
1906
1909
LEL/PG
-0.9
1.1
-1.5
-0.7
0.2
208
LF
8
1910
1917
MULT
-0.9
4.4
-3.7
0.0
-1.7
209
SS
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-1.0
-0.8
-0.4
0.0
0.1
210
C
3
1906-07
1915-16
SFP/FE
-1.1
-0.8
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
211
RF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-1.2
-0.1
0.1
-1.2
-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.


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