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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Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
CF
14
1904
1917
MULT
25.6
24.3
3.0
-0.0
-1.6
2
SS
5
1910
1917
MULT
11.8
7.8
2.5
0.0
1.6
3
SP
5
1910
1914
LEL/CAG
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
2.2
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
4.5
1.8
3.5
0.0
-0.8
9
SP
2
1911-12
1917
CAG/FE
4.1
-0.5
0.0
4.6
0.0
10
SP
3
1903
1906
PG/CXG
4.0
1.0
-0.2
3.2
-0.0
11
RF
7
1911
1917
MULT
3.6
6.2
-2.1
0.0
-0.4
12
3B
5
1906
1917
CAG/PG
3.6
0.3
2.5
0.0
0.8
13
SP
3
1907
1909
LEL
3.5
0.1
-0.1
3.5
-0.0
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
3.0
-0.0
17
SP
2
1907-08
1915-16
SFP/HAB
2.7
0.5
0.6
1.6
0.1
18
3B
2
1906-07
1915-16
SFP/FE
2.6
1.4
1.1
0.0
0.1
19
LF
3
1914
1916
CAG/SFP
2.6
0.8
0.6
1.7
-0.5
20
SP
2
1914
1915
CAG
2.5
0.4
0.6
1.8
-0.2
21
C
2
1906-07
1907-08
HAB/FE
2.4
1.9
0.1
0.0
0.4
22
2B
8
1904
1914
MULT
2.3
1.2
1.0
0.0
0.1
23
SP
1
1917
1917
CAG
2.2
-0.3
0.0
2.5
0.0
24
C
8
1905
1914
MULT
2.2
1.0
0.9
0.0
0.3
25
SP
4
1914
1917
LWS/CAG
2.2
-1.1
-0.0
3.3
-0.0
26
1B
3
1911
1913
CAG/FE
2.2
1.4
0.7
0.0
-0.0
27
SP
4
1913
1916
CAG
2.1
-0.4
0.0
2.5
0.0
28
RF
1
1915
1915
CAG
2.1
1.6
0.6
0.1
-0.3
29
1B
3
1911
1917
CAG/FE
2.0
1.7
0.9
0.0
-0.5
30
SP
1
1914
1914
CAG
2.0
-0.1
-0.0
2.1
-0.0
31
SP
3
1905
1908
PG/LEL
1.8
-0.2
-0.0
2.0
0.0
32
LF
4
1905-06
1909
MULT
1.8
1.4
0.6
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
1B
2
1903
1906
CXG/PG
1.3
1.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
37
LF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
1.2
0.4
0.9
0.0
-0.1
38
SS
4
1910
1915
CAG/LEL
1.1
0.1
0.5
0.0
0.5
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
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
1.0
0.4
0.6
0.0
0.0
42
SS
3
1907
1909
LEL
0.9
0.0
0.6
0.0
0.3
43
LF
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.9
1.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
44
SP
3
1902
1914
MULT
0.8
-0.1
-0.0
0.9
-0.0
45
3B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.7
-0.1
0.8
0.0
0.0
46
CF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.7
0.5
0.3
0.0
-0.1
47
RF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.7
0.3
0.5
0.0
-0.1
48
SP
1
1914
1914
CAG/LWS
0.7
-0.1
0.0
0.8
0.0
49
RF
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.7
0.5
0.3
0.0
-0.1
50
SP
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.7
0.0
51
LF
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.6
0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.1
52
CF
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
0.6
0.9
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
53
C
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.6
0.7
-0.2
0.0
0.1
54
C
2
1903
1905-06
CXG
0.6
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.1
55
3B
5
1905
1909
MULT
0.6
1.0
0.0
-0.4
-0.1
56
C
3
1904
1914
MULT
0.6
0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.0
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
1B
1
1913
1913
CAG
0.5
0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.1
61
SP
3
1909
1913
LEL/CAG
0.5
-0.7
-0.0
1.2
-0.0
62
SP
1
1916
1916
CAG
0.5
-0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
63
SS
1
1911
1911
CAG
0.4
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
64
SP
1
1904
1904
PG
0.4
-0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
65
SP
1
1904
1904
PG
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
66
2B
3
1913
1917
CAG
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
67
SS
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.4
0.7
-0.5
0.0
0.1
68
SP
2
1912
1914
CAG
0.4
-0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
69
SP
1
1904
1904
PG
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
70
LF
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.3
0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
71
SS
2
1909
1911-12
FE/LEL
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
72
3B
3
1910
1914
MULT
0.3
0.8
-0.7
0.0
0.3
73
SS
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
74
SS
1
1911
1911
CAG
0.3
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
75
SS
1
1912
1912
CAG
0.3
-0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
76
2B
1
1913
1913
CAG
0.2
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.0
77
SP
1
1906-07
1906-07
FE
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
78
RP
1
1902
1902
LEL
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.2
-0.0
79
CF
1
1902
1902
LEL
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.0
80
C
1
1911
1911
CAG
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
81
CF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.0
-0.0
82
3B
2
1902
1906
PG/LEL
0.2
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.0
83
SP
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
84
CF
1
1914
1914
LWS/CAG
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.0
85
C
1
1915
1915
CAG
0.2
-0.4
0.4
0.0
0.2
86
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
87
C
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.2
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.0
88
RF
1
1906-07
1906-07
FE
0.2
-0.1
0.3
0.0
-0.1
89
SP
1
1917
1917
CAG
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
90
SP
2
1906-07
1911-12
FE
0.2
-0.2
-0.1
0.5
-0.0
91
LF
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.1
0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
92
SS
1
1912
1912
CAG
0.1
-0.3
0.4
0.0
0.1
93
C
3
1908
1910
LEL
0.1
-0.2
0.2
0.0
0.1
94
SP
1
1916
1916
CAG
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
95
RP
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
96
C
1
1905
1905
PG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
97
C
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.1
-0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
98
1B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.1
-0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.0
99
3B
1
1914
1914
CAG
0.1
-0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
100
SP
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.1
-0.2
-0.0
0.3
-0.0
101
SP
2
1914
1915-16
LWS/SFP
0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.5
-0.0
102
3B
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.1
0.1
-0.1
0.0
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
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
106
LF
1
1914
1914
LWS/CAG
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
C
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
110
LF
1
1902
1902
LEL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
111
RP
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
112
CF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
113
1B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
114
3B
1
1915
1915
CAG
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
1B
3
1904
1906
PG
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
2B
1
1914
1914
LWS
0.0
0.1
-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
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
C
1
1906
1906
PG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
124
2B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
125
C
2
1914
1915
CAG
-0.0
-0.7
0.4
0.0
0.2
126
-
1
1915
1915
CAG
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
127
2B
4
1903
1906-07
MULT
-0.0
-0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
128
RF
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
129
-
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
130
1B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
131
CF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
132
2B
1
1902
1902
LEL
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
133
SS
1
1902
1902
LEL
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
134
3B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-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
1B
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
137
C
1
1913
1913
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
138
C
1
1907
1907
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
C
1
1910-11
1910-11
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
141
LF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
142
-
1
1914
1914
CAG
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
143
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
144
SP
1
1911
1911
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
145
SS
1
1908
1908
LEL
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
146
RP
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
147
1B
2
1906-07
1915-16
FE/SFP
-0.1
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
148
2B
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
149
SS
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
150
RP
1
1909
1909
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
151
SP
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
152
-
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
153
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
154
1B
1
1914
1914
LWS/CAG
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
155
-
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
SS
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
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
PG/LEL
-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
3B
3
1903
1905-06
PG/CXG
-0.2
-0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.1
165
C
1
1916
1916
CAG
-0.2
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
166
CF
1
1915
1915
CAG
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
167
2B
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.2
-0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
168
SS
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.2
-0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
169
1B
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.2
0.1
-0.0
-0.3
0.0
170
-
1
1912
1912
CAG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
171
SS
1
1914
1914
LWS
-0.2
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
172
RP
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
173
-
1
1908
1908
LEL
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
174
-
1
1907-08
1907-08
HAB
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
175
CF
2
1911-12
1915-16
SFP/FE
-0.2
-0.3
0.1
0.0
-0.1
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
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
1906-07
1906-07
FE
-0.3
0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.0
185
2B
1
1911
1911
CAG
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
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
3B
1
1911-12
1911-12
FE
-0.4
0.0
-0.5
0.0
0.1
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
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
SS
4
1906
1909
PG/LEL
-0.5
1.1
-0.9
-0.7
0.0
198
RF
2
1907-08
1911-12
FE/HAB
-0.6
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
199
LF
8
1910
1917
MULT
-0.6
4.4
-3.4
0.0
-1.7
200
SP
2
1908
1909
LEL
-0.6
-0.2
0.0
-0.5
0.0
201
CF
1
1906-07
1906-07
FE
-0.6
-0.2
-0.4
0.0
-0.1
202
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.7
-0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.0
203
SP
1
1906
1906
PG
-0.7
-0.4
0.0
-0.3
0.0
204
-
1
1916
1916
CAG
-0.7
-0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.0
205
2B
2
1915
1916
CAG/SFP
-0.8
-0.9
0.1
0.0
0.0
206
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.8
-0.1
0.0
-0.8
0.0
207
RF
1
1915-16
1915-16
SFP
-0.9
-0.2
-0.0
-0.7
-0.0
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
FE/SFP
-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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Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


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