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Willie Foster



William Hendrick Foster
(Bill)

Born: June 12, 1904 in Calvert, TX
Died: September 16, 1978 in Lorman, MS
          (74 years old)

Bats: B
Throws: L
Ht: 6'0"
Wt: 190
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Notes:


• Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996
• College: Alcorn State University (Lorman, MS)
• Buried: Carbondale Cemetery (Alcorn, MS)
• Relatives: Rube Foster (Brother)


Pitching

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Pitching
Team Lg Pos
19
SP
6
2
.750
12
10
6
1
0
70.0
28
17
49
1
16
50
1
1
0
282
2.19
143
NNL
20
SP
7
1
.875
13
10
5
3
0
66.2
23
16
47
0
24
53
0
0
1
266
2.16
169
NNL
21
SP
6
0
1.000
12
9
5
2
0
78.0
20
14
57
21
49
0
1
310
1.62
271
CAG
MULT
22
SP
16
6
.727
35
23
17
7
2
225.2
62
45
161
5
77
140
0
0
9
888
1.79
182
CAG
MULT
23
SP
25
7
.781
38
29
25
7
1
259.0
83
61
227
0
78
144
2
9
183
2.12
139
CUB
CUB
23
SP
6
8
.429
16
12
9
2
0
122.0
61
43
119
8
53
53
5
9
538
3.17
133
CAG
24
SP
15
10
.600
31
24
23
3
3
230.0
92
80
218
11
73
139
3
9
964
3.13
102
CAG
25
SP
11
7
.611
25
17
14
2
3
142.2
64
40
127
0
48
91
1
3
37
2.52
123
CAG
26
SP
12
8
.600
27
16
14
1
2
170.2
76
68
160
0
57
138
3
2
36
3.59
103
27
SP
11
2
.846
14
13
12
2
0
112.0
39
29
88
1
37
93
3
1
454
2.33
166
CAG
28
SP
10
5
.667
19
15
15
2
1
134.1
46
30
118
0
27
96
1
1
73
2.01
135
29
SP
7
4
.636
14
10
8
1
1
92.2
41
27
70
2
20
65
0
0
7
381
2.62
178
MULT
30
SP
4
4
.500
15
8
7
1
0
77.1
27
22
70
0
32
39
1
0
5
327
2.56
120
CAG
NN2
31
SP
5
4
.556
11
8
6
2
0
82.1
36
26
73
2
32
31
0
2
348
2.84
163
PC
NN2
32
SP
4
3
.571
8
7
5
1
0
46.0
27
22
45
4
18
21
0
1
199
4.30
113
MULT
33
SP
5
5
.500
18
10
4
2
0
96.0
51
38
91
4
31
61
3
2
420
3.56
113
15
9
SP
150
76
.664
308
221
175
39
13
2005.1
776
578
1720
38
644
1263
23
1
62
5706
2.59
131
162 Game Average
19
10
.664
40
28
22
5
2
257.2
100
74
221
8
83
162
3
1
8
1069
2.59
131
 
Team Lg Pos
15
Negro Leagues
140
68
.673
288
206
163
37
13
1856.0
710
531
1579
30
586
1191
18
1
52
5058
2.57
130
1
vs Latin Leagues
6
8
.429
16
12
9
2
0
122.0
61
43
119
8
53
53
5
9
538
3.17
133
3
vs Major Leagues
4
0
1.000
4
3
3
0
0
27.1
5
4
22
0
5
19
0
1
110
1.32
341
 
Team Lg Pos
2
Memphis Red Sox
SP
7
2
.778
10
9
7
2
0
71.0
21
12
44
0
15
60
1
1
0
279
1.52
200
13
Chicago American Giants
SP
119
60
.665
256
177
139
31
13
1624.1
615
465
1403
25
514
1013
14
0
49
4114
2.58
130
1
Birmingham Black Barons
SP
1
0
1.000
1
1
1
1
0
9.0
0
0
1
3
4
0
0
31
0.00
0
1
Cuba II
SP
6
8
.429
16
12
9
2
0
122.0
61
43
119
8
53
53
5
9
538
3.17
133
1
Homestead Grays
SP
9
2
.818
12
11
10
2
0
96.0
35
25
76
1
29
76
2
1
389
2.34
157
1
Kansas City Monarchs
SP
2
0
1.000
2
2
2
0
0
16.0
4
4
12
0
8
17
1
0
65
2.25
228
2
West All Stars
SP
1
1
.500
2
1
1
0
0
12.0
8
5
11
0
4
6
0
0
2
53
3.75
34
1
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
4
3
.571
8
7
5
1
0
46.0
27
22
45
4
18
21
0
1
199
4.30
113
1
North All Stars
SP
1
0
1.000
1
1
1
0
0
9.0
5
2
9
0
0
13
0
0
38
2.00
328



Advanced Pitching
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
19
SP
70.0
0.93
1.17
17.7%
9.6%
5.7%
7.1%
3.13
1.48
0.4%
1.0%
NNL
20
SP
66.2
1.07
1.27
19.9%
10.9%
9.0%
7.6%
2.21
1.49
0.0%
0.8%
NNL
21
SP
78.0
1.00
1.25
15.8%
9.6%
6.8%
7.5%
2.33
1.36
CAG
MULT
22
SP
225.2
1.05
1.23
15.8%
12.5%
8.7%
9.1%
1.82
1.43
0.6%
0.6%
CAG
MULT
23
SP
259.0
1.18
1.18
13.4%
15.2%
7.3%
7.1%
1.85
1.77
0.0%
CUB
CUB
23
SP
122.0
1.41
1.51
9.9%
10.5%
9.9%
9.3%
1.00
1.12
1.5%
1.1%
CAG
24
SP
230.0
1.27
1.17
14.4%
13.6%
7.6%
7.6%
1.90
1.84
1.1%
1.5%
CAG
25
SP
142.2
1.23
1.16
15.2%
14.4%
8.0%
6.8%
1.90
1.70
0.0%
CAG
26
SP
170.2
1.27
1.24
19.2%
22.5%
7.9%
8.3%
2.42
1.78
0.0%
27
SP
112.0
1.12
1.27
20.5%
13.4%
8.1%
7.8%
2.51
1.60
0.2%
1.3%
CAG
28
SP
134.1
1.08
1.09
17.8%
23.9%
5.0%
6.2%
3.56
2.41
0.0%
29
SP
92.2
0.97
1.38
17.1%
18.1%
5.2%
7.7%
3.25
1.93
0.5%
1.8%
MULT
30
SP
77.1
1.32
1.18
11.9%
23.2%
9.8%
6.6%
1.22
2.32
0.0%
0.5%
CAG
NN2
31
SP
82.1
1.28
1.45
8.9%
11.6%
9.2%
8.4%
0.97
1.38
0.6%
1.5%
PC
NN2
32
SP
46.0
1.37
1.51
10.6%
11.4%
9.0%
8.7%
1.17
1.30
2.0%
1.5%
MULT
33
SP
96.0
1.27
1.34
14.5%
24.0%
7.4%
7.3%
1.97
2.34
1.0%
1.7%
15
9
SP
2005.1
1.18
1.25
15.2%
12.3%
7.8%
7.3%
1.96
1.72
0.7%
1.2%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
15
Negro Leagues
1856.0
1.17
1.23
15.6%
12.3%
7.7%
7.1%
2.03
1.75
0.6%
1.2%
1
vs Latin Leagues
122.0
1.41
1.51
9.9%
10.5%
9.9%
9.3%
1.00
1.12
1.5%
1.1%
3
vs Major Leagues
27.1
0.99
1.35
17.3%
22.7%
4.5%
8.5%
3.80
2.66
0.0%
1.0%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
2
Memphis Red Sox
SP
71.0
0.83
1.19
21.5%
10.3%
5.4%
6.9%
4.00
1.49
0.0%
0.6%
13
Chicago American Giants
SP
1624.1
1.18
1.22
15.1%
12.4%
7.7%
7.1%
1.97
1.77
0.7%
1.2%
1
Birmingham Black Barons
SP
9.0
0.44
1.42
12.9%
9.4%
9.7%
7.8%
1.33
1.20
1
Cuba II
SP
122.0
1.41
1.51
9.9%
10.5%
9.9%
9.3%
1.00
1.12
1.5%
1.1%
1
Kansas City Monarchs
SP
16.0
1.25
1.37
26.2%
14.7%
12.3%
8.1%
2.13
1.79
0.0%
1.6%
1
Homestead Grays
SP
96.0
1.09
1.25
19.5%
11.6%
7.5%
7.4%
2.62
1.56
0.3%
1.0%
2
West All Stars
SP
12.0
1.25
1.39
11.3%
25.4%
7.5%
7.5%
1.50
3.88
0.0%
2.0%
1
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
46.0
1.37
1.51
10.6%
11.4%
9.0%
8.7%
1.17
1.30
2.0%
1.5%
1
North All Stars
SP
9.0
1.00
1.78
34.2%
40.8%
0.0%
8.2%
0.00
5.00
0.0%
4.1%



Opponent's Batting
Team Lg Pos
19
SP
12
282
255
28
49
1
16
50
0
.192
.240
NNL
20
SP
13
266
234
23
47
6
4
0
0
24
53
1
7
4
.201
.278
.261
.539
NNL
21
SP
12
310
20
57
21
49
1
CAG
MULT
22
SP
35
888
774
62
161
20
8
5
18
3
77
140
9
27
1
17
.208
.287
.274
.561
CAG
MULT
23
SP
38
183
160
83
227
8
1
0
2
1
78
144
9
6
1
0
1.419
1.266
1.481
2.747
CUB
CUB
23
SP
16
538
462
61
119
14
5
8
11
53
53
9
13
1
11
.258
.345
.361
.706
CAG
24
SP
31
964
851
92
218
30
12
11
6
73
139
9
31
17
.256
.322
.358
.680
CAG
25
SP
25
37
31
64
127
1
0
0
0
48
91
3
3
1
4.097
2.171
4.129
6.300
CAG
26
SP
27
36
36
76
160
1
0
0
0
57
138
2
0
1
4.444
2.305
4.472
6.777
27
SP
14
454
404
39
88
12
4
1
6
37
93
1
12
7
.218
.285
.275
.560
CAG
28
SP
19
73
66
46
118
3
0
0
0
27
96
1
3
1
1.788
1.553
1.833
3.387
29
SP
14
381
342
41
70
9
1
2
8
0
20
65
7
10
2
6
.205
.261
.254
.516
MULT
30
SP
15
327
283
27
70
18
3
0
3
0
32
39
5
7
0
7
.247
.334
.332
.667
CAG
NN2
31
SP
11
348
301
36
73
13
4
2
7
32
31
2
13
4
.243
.319
.332
.652
PC
NN2
32
SP
8
199
172
27
45
7
2
4
4
18
21
1
8
5
.262
.335
.395
.730
MULT
33
SP
18
420
383
51
91
7
8
4
11
31
61
2
4
4
.238
.298
.329
.627
15
9
SP
308
5706
4754
776
1720
149
52
38
76
4
644
1263
62
144
5
85
.232
.302
.315
.617
 
Team Lg Pos
15
Negro Leagues
288
5058
4193
710
1579
130
47
30
65
4
586
1191
52
126
4
71
.229
.298
.310
.608
1
vs Latin Leagues
16
538
462
61
119
14
5
8
11
53
53
9
13
1
11
.258
.345
.361
.706
3
vs Major Leagues
4
110
99
5
22
5
0
0
0
5
19
1
5
3
.222
.267
.273
.539
 
Team Lg Pos
2
Memphis Red Sox
SP
10
279
255
21
44
0
0
0
0
15
60
0
1
0
.173
.219
.038
.257
13
Chicago American Giants
SP
256
4114
3380
615
1403
114
41
25
51
4
514
1013
49
108
2
60
.232
.303
.312
.615
1
Birmingham Black Barons
SP
1
31
0
1
3
4
0
.000
.000
.000
.000
1
Cuba II
SP
16
538
462
61
119
14
5
8
11
53
53
9
13
1
11
.258
.345
.361
.706
1
Kansas City Monarchs
SP
2
65
55
4
12
4
0
0
1
8
17
0
2
1
.218
.317
.291
.608
1
Homestead Grays
SP
12
389
349
35
76
8
4
1
5
29
76
1
10
6
.218
.280
.272
.552
2
West All Stars
SP
2
53
43
8
11
1
0
0
3
0
4
6
2
2
2
2
.256
.333
.279
.612
1
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
8
199
172
27
45
7
2
4
4
18
21
1
8
5
.262
.335
.395
.730
1
North All Stars
SP
1
38
38
5
9
1
0
0
1
0
13
0
0
0
.237
.237
.263
.500

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All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

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