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
24.9
24.3
2.5
-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
0.1
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
6.8
0.2
5.3
0.0
1.3
6
2B
5
1903
1910-11
MULT
6.5
4.1
2.1
0.0
0.3
7
SP
6
1909
1914
MULT
6.2
-0.2
-0.2
6.7
-0.0
8
RF
9
1903
1913
MULT
4.3
1.8
3.4
0.0
-0.9
9
SP
2
1911-12
1917
FE/CAG
4.1
-0.5
0.0
4.6
0.0
10
RF
7
1911
1917
MULT
3.6
6.2
-2.2
0.0
-0.4
11
SP
3
1903
1906
PG/CXG
3.5
1.0
-0.4
3.1
-0.2
12
SP
3
1907
1909
LEL
3.5
0.1
-0.1
3.5
-0.0
13
1B
3
1906-07
1911-12
HAB/FE
3.2
3.6
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
14
3B
5
1906
1917
PG/CAG
3.2
0.3
2.1
0.0
0.8
15
2B
8
1904
1914
MULT
3.1
1.2
1.7
0.0
0.2
16
SP
3
1915
1917
CAG
3.0
-1.3
0.0
4.3
0.0
17
SP
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
2.8
-0.3
0.0
3.1
-0.0
18
C
8
1905
1914
MULT
2.7
1.0
1.3
0.0
0.4
19
SP
2
1907-08
1915-16
HAB/SFP
2.7
0.5
0.6
1.6
0.1
20
LF
3
1914
1916
CAG/SFP
2.6
0.8
0.7
1.7
-0.5
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
2.5
0.4
0.6
1.8
-0.2
23
C
2
1906-07
1907-08
FE/HAB
2.4
1.9
0.1
0.0
0.4
24
SP
1
1917
1917
CAG
2.2
-0.3
0.0
2.5
0.0
25
1B
3
1911
1913
CAG/FE
2.2
1.4
0.7
0.0
-0.0
26
SP
4
1914
1917
CAG/LWS
2.2
-1.1
-0.0
3.3
-0.0
27
SP
3
1905
1908
LEL/PG
2.1
-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
RF
1
1915
1915
CAG
2.1
1.6
0.6
0.1
-0.3
30
1B
3
1911
1917
CAG/FE
2.0
1.7
0.9
0.0
-0.5
31
SP
1
1914
1914
CAG
2.0
-0.1
-0.0
2.1
-0.0
32
LF
4
1905-06
1909
MULT
1.8
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
1.6
-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
CAG/LEL
1.1
0.1
0.5
0.0
0.5
38
C
1
1917
1917
CAG
1.1
0.6
0.2
0.0
0.3
39
1B
2
1903
1906
PG/CXG
1.0
1.3
-0.3
0.0
-0.0
40
SS
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
1.0
0.4
0.7
0.0
0.0
41
3B
4
1905-06
1909
CXG/LEL
1.0
0.5
0.4
0.0
0.1
42
SS
3
1907
1909
LEL
0.9
0.0
0.6
0.0
0.3
43
2B
4
1903
1906-07
MULT
0.9
-0.2
1.1
0.0
0.0
44
LF
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.9
1.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
45
C
2
1903
1905-06
CXG
0.9
0.5
0.2
0.0
0.1
46
SP
3
1902
1914
MULT
0.8
-0.1
-0.0
0.9
-0.0
47
CF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.7
0.5
0.3
0.0
-0.1
48
3B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.7
-0.1
0.8
0.0
0.0
49
RF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.7
0.3
0.5
0.0
-0.1
50
SP
1
1914
1914
LWS/CAG
0.7
-0.1
0.0
0.8
0.0
51
RF
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.7
0.5
0.3
0.0
-0.1
52
CF
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
0.7
0.9
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
53
SP
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.7
0.0
54
3B
5
1905
1909
MULT
0.6
1.0
0.1
-0.3
-0.1
55
C
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.6
0.7
-0.2
0.0
0.1
56
LF
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.6
0.7
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
57
SP
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.5
-0.4
0.1
0.8
0.0
58
2B
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.5
0.0
0.5
0.0
0.0
59
3B
2
1912
1913
CAG
0.5
0.6
-0.4
0.0
0.2
60
SP
1
1904
1904
PG
0.5
0.1
0.2
0.2
-0.0
61
1B
1
1913
1913
CAG
0.5
0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.1
62
SP
3
1909
1913
CAG/LEL
0.5
-0.7
-0.0
1.2
-0.0
63
C
3
1904
1914
MULT
0.5
0.6
-0.2
0.0
0.1
64
C
1
1905
1905
PG
0.5
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
65
SP
1
1916
1916
CAG
0.5
-0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
66
SS
1
1911
1911
CAG
0.4
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
67
2B
3
1913
1917
CAG
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
68
SS
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.4
0.7
-0.5
0.0
0.1
69
SP
1
1904
1904
PG
0.4
-0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
70
SP
2
1912
1914
CAG
0.4
-0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
71
1B
3
1904
1906
PG
0.3
0.0
0.4
0.0
-0.1
72
LF
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.3
0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
73
3B
3
1910
1914
MULT
0.3
0.8
-0.7
0.0
0.3
74
SS
2
1909
1911-12
LEL/FE
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
75
SS
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
76
SS
1
1911
1911
CAG
0.3
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
77
SS
1
1912
1912
CAG
0.3
-0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
78
2B
1
1913
1913
CAG
0.2
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.0
79
SP
1
1906-07
1906-07
FE
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
80
SP
1
1904
1904
PG
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
RP
1
1902
1902
LEL
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.2
-0.0
83
CF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.0
-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
LWS/CAG
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.0
87
C
1
1915
1915
CAG
0.2
-0.4
0.4
0.0
0.2
88
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
89
C
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.2
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.0
90
RF
1
1906-07
1906-07
FE
0.2
-0.1
0.3
0.0
-0.1
91
SP
1
1917
1917
CAG
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
92
SP
2
1906-07
1911-12
FE
0.2
-0.2
-0.1
0.5
-0.0
93
LF
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.1
0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
94
SS
1
1912
1912
CAG
0.1
-0.3
0.4
0.0
0.1
95
C
3
1908
1910
LEL
0.1
-0.2
0.2
0.0
0.1
96
SP
1
1916
1916
CAG
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
97
RP
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
98
C
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.1
-0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
99
1B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.1
-0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.0
100
SP
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.1
-0.2
-0.0
0.3
-0.0
101
3B
1
1914
1914
CAG
0.1
-0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
102
SP
2
1914
1915-16
SFP/LWS
0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.5
-0.0
103
3B
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.1
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
104
2B
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.1
-0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
105
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
106
LF
1
1914
1914
CAG/LWS
0.1
0.2
-0.1
0.0
-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
3B
2
1902
1906
PG/LEL
0.1
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
110
LF
1
1902
1902
LEL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
111
C
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
112
RP
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
113
CF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.0
-0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.0
114
1B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
115
-
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
116
3B
1
1915
1915
CAG
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
117
C
1
1915
1915
CAG
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
118
LF
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
119
2B
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.0
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
120
RP
1
1916
1916
CAG
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
121
LF
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
-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
RF
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
127
-
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
128
1B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
129
CF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
130
2B
1
1902
1902
LEL
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
131
SS
1
1902
1902
LEL
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
132
3B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
133
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
134
1B
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
135
C
1
1913
1913
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
136
C
1
1907
1907
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
137
C
1
1910-11
1910-11
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
138
LF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
139
-
1
1914
1914
CAG
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
140
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
141
SP
1
1911
1911
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
142
RP
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
143
SS
1
1908
1908
LEL
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
144
2B
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
145
1B
2
1906-07
1915-16
FE/SFP
-0.1
0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
146
SP
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
147
SS
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
148
RP
1
1909
1909
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
149
-
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
150
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
151
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
152
1B
1
1914
1914
LWS/CAG
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
153
C
2
1902
1904
PG/LEL
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
154
SP
4
1911
1915
CAG
-0.1
-0.2
-0.3
0.3
0.0
155
SS
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
156
-
1
1906
1906
PG
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
157
-
1
1914
1914
CAG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
158
-
1
1916
1916
CAG
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
159
RF
1
1902
1902
LEL
-0.2
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
160
2B
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.2
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
161
SS
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.2
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
162
LF
1
1903
1903
CXG
-0.2
0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
163
3B
3
1903
1905-06
CXG/PG
-0.2
-0.0
-0.3
0.0
0.1
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
CF
1
1915
1915
CAG
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
167
SS
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.2
-0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
168
1B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.2
0.1
-0.0
-0.3
0.0
169
-
1
1912
1912
CAG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
170
RP
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
171
SS
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.2
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
172
-
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
173
-
1
1908
1908
LEL
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
174
CF
2
1911-12
1915-16
FE/SFP
-0.2
-0.3
0.1
0.0
-0.1
175
CF
1
1906-07
1906-07
FE
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
176
RF
1
1903
1903
CXG
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
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
SFP/CAG
-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
3B
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
-0.4
0.0
-0.5
0.0
0.1
191
1B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.4
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
192
C
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.4
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.0
193
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
194
1B
2
1903
1905-06
CXG
-0.4
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
195
RP
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.4
-0.0
-0.1
-0.3
-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
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
199
SP
2
1908
1909
LEL
-0.6
-0.2
0.0
-0.5
0.0
200
CF
1
1906-07
1906-07
FE
-0.7
-0.2
-0.4
0.0
-0.1
201
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.7
-0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.0
202
-
1
1916
1916
CAG
-0.7
-0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.0
203
LF
8
1910
1917
MULT
-0.7
4.4
-3.5
0.0
-1.7
204
2B
2
1915
1916
CAG/SFP
-0.8
-0.9
0.1
0.0
0.0
205
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.8
-0.1
0.0
-0.8
0.0
206
RF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.9
-0.2
-0.0
-0.7
-0.0
207
SS
4
1906
1909
LEL/PG
-0.9
1.1
-1.5
-0.7
0.2
208
3B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.9
-0.4
-0.5
0.0
0.0
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.


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