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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
147
NNL
20
SP
6
1
.857
12
9
4
3
0
57.0
21
16
43
23
47
0
1
2.53
147
NNL
21
SP
6
0
1.000
12
9
5
2
0
78.0
20
14
57
21
49
0
1
310
1.62
274
CAG
MULT
22
SP
16
6
.727
35
23
17
7
2
227.2
64
42
165
1
80
137
0
4
217
1.66
206
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
151
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
106
CAG
25
SP
11
7
.611
25
17
14
2
3
142.2
64
40
127
0
48
91
1
3
37
2.52
171
CAG
26
SP
12
8
.600
27
16
14
1
2
170.2
76
68
160
0
57
138
3
2
36
3.59
130
27
SP
11
2
.846
14
13
12
2
0
112.0
39
29
88
1
37
93
3
1
454
2.33
168
CAG
28
SP
10
5
.667
19
15
15
2
1
134.1
46
30
118
0
27
96
1
1
73
2.01
175
29
SP
7
4
.636
14
10
8
1
1
92.2
41
27
70
2
20
65
0
0
7
381
2.62
175
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
121
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
165
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
112
15
9
SP
149
76
.662
307
220
174
39
13
1997.2
776
575
1720
34
646
1254
23
1
57
4769
2.59
143
162 Game Average
19
10
.662
40
28
22
5
2
257.2
100
74
222
8
83
162
3
3
7
1096
2.59
143
 
Team Lg Pos
15
Negro Leagues
139
68
.671
287
205
162
37
13
1848.1
710
528
1579
26
588
1182
18
1
47
4121
2.57
142
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
374
 
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
249
1.52
205
13
Chicago American Giants
SP
118
60
.663
255
176
138
31
13
1616.2
615
462
1403
21
516
1004
14
0
44
3207
2.57
144
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
SP
6
8
.429
16
12
9
2
0
122.0
61
43
119
8
53
53
5
9
538
3.17
133
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
226
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
160
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
325



Advanced Pitching
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
19
SP
70.0
0.93
1.19
17.7%
9.6%
5.7%
7.1%
3.13
1.46
0.4%
1.0%
NNL
20
SP
57.0
1.16
1.28
20.1%
10.9%
9.8%
7.6%
2.04
1.51
NNL
21
SP
78.0
1.00
1.26
15.8%
9.6%
6.8%
7.5%
2.33
1.35
CAG
MULT
22
SP
227.2
1.08
1.25
15.0%
12.1%
8.8%
9.2%
1.71
1.33
0.1%
CAG
MULT
23
SP
259.0
1.18
1.24
13.4%
15.1%
7.3%
7.4%
1.85
1.69
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
1.20
14.4%
13.5%
7.6%
7.7%
1.90
1.79
1.1%
1.5%
CAG
25
SP
142.2
1.23
1.41
15.2%
13.6%
8.0%
7.8%
1.90
1.40
0.0%
CAG
26
SP
170.2
1.27
1.42
19.2%
21.5%
7.9%
9.1%
2.42
1.55
0.0%
27
SP
112.0
1.12
1.28
20.5%
13.4%
8.1%
7.8%
2.51
1.58
0.2%
1.3%
CAG
28
SP
134.1
1.08
1.27
17.8%
22.8%
5.0%
6.9%
3.56
2.06
0.0%
29
SP
92.2
0.97
1.37
17.1%
18.1%
5.2%
7.6%
3.25
1.97
0.5%
1.8%
MULT
30
SP
77.1
1.32
1.19
11.9%
23.2%
9.8%
6.6%
1.22
2.30
0.0%
0.5%
CAG
NN2
31
SP
82.1
1.28
1.46
8.9%
11.6%
9.2%
8.4%
0.97
1.37
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
1997.2
1.18
1.31
15.1%
12.1%
7.8%
7.5%
1.94
1.63
0.8%
1.2%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
15
Negro Leagues
1848.1
1.17
1.29
15.5%
12.0%
7.7%
7.3%
2.01
1.65
0.7%
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
1.49
17.3%
21.9%
4.5%
9.1%
3.80
2.37
0.0%
1.0%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
2
Memphis Red Sox
SP
71.0
0.83
1.20
21.4%
10.2%
5.4%
7.0%
4.00
1.47
0.0%
0.6%
13
Chicago American Giants
SP
1616.2
1.19
1.29
15.0%
12.0%
7.7%
7.3%
1.95
1.66
0.7%
1.2%
1
Birmingham Black Barons
SP
9.0
0.44
1.41
12.9%
9.4%
9.7%
7.8%
1.33
1.20
1
Cuba
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
1.35
26.2%
14.8%
12.3%
8.1%
2.13
1.81
0.0%
1.6%
1
Homestead Grays
SP
96.0
1.09
1.27
19.5%
11.5%
7.5%
7.5%
2.62
1.54
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
12
21
43
23
47
1
NNL
21
SP
12
310
20
57
21
49
1
CAG
MULT
22
SP
35
217
188
64
165
6
4
1
9
3
80
137
4
5
1
5
.878
.912
.968
1.880
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
307
4769
3934
776
1720
129
44
34
67
4
646
1254
57
115
5
69
.239
.308
.328
.635
 
Team Lg Pos
15
Negro Leagues
287
4121
3373
710
1579
110
39
26
56
4
588
1182
47
97
4
55
.237
.304
.325
.628
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
249
229
21
44
0
15
60
0
.188
.228
.000
.000
13
Chicago American Giants
SP
255
3207
2586
615
1403
94
33
21
42
4
516
1004
44
80
2
44
.241
.310
.327
.637
1
Birmingham Black Barons
SP
1
31
0
1
3
4
0
.000
.000
.000
.000
1
Cuba
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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