Willie Foster - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

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)


Batting

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
19
SP
12
29
24
3
5
0
0
0
3
1
2
0
3
.208
.269
.208
.478
46
NNL
20
SP
13
24
22
1
3
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
.136
.136
.136
.273
-22
NNL
21
SP
12
31
25
3
6
0
2
0
2
0
2
4
.240
.296
.400
.696
94
CAG
MULT
22
SP
35
87
76
6
15
2
0
1
5
0
0
5
2
0
0
6
0
0
.197
.247
.263
.510
45
CAG
MULT
23
SP
47
108
100
13
23
4
1
0
7
0
0
5
0
0
0
3
0
1
.230
.267
.290
.557
62
CUB
CUB
23
SP
16
46
42
5
8
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
0
.190
.227
.190
.418
10
CAG
24
SP
33
100
90
9
20
3
0
0
9
0
3
0
7
.222
.247
.256
.503
45
CAG
25
SP
29
62
55
9
11
1
0
0
2
1
6
0
1
.200
.279
.218
.497
41
CAG
26
SP
34
82
75
6
18
3
0
0
6
0
4
0
3
.240
.278
.280
.558
59
27
SP
15
48
44
1
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
1
0
3
.023
.044
.023
.067
-81
CAG
28
SP
19
55
49
7
11
0
2
1
5
0
2
0
4
.224
.255
.367
.622
103
29
SP
15
39
36
7
10
0
2
1
5
0
0
2
1
0
0
1
0
0
.278
.316
.472
.788
105
MULT
30
SP
17
41
39
4
8
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
.205
.205
.205
.410
25
CAG
NN2
31
SP
12
34
31
2
6
0
0
0
2
0
3
0
0
.194
.265
.194
.458
23
PC
NN2
32
SP
8
21
20
2
2
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
.100
.100
.250
.350
-13
MULT
33
SP
19
42
29
5
5
1
0
0
3
0
8
0
0
5
.172
.351
.207
.558
56
15
9
SP
336
849
757
83
152
14
7
4
54
3
0
45
4
0
0
47
0
1
.201
.246
.254
.499
43
162 Game Average
409
365
40
73
7
3
2
26
2
0
22
46
0
0
23
0
11
.201
.246
.254
.499
43
 
Team Lg Pos
15
Negro Leagues
316
792
704
78
143
14
7
4
54
3
0
43
3
0
0
45
0
1
.203
.249
.260
.509
47
1
vs Latin Leagues
16
46
42
5
8
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
0
.190
.227
.190
.418
10
3
vs Major Leagues
4
11
11
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
.091
.091
.091
.182
-57
 
Team Lg Pos
2
Memphis Red Sox
SP
10
29
24
2
4
0
0
0
2
1
2
0
3
.167
.231
.167
.397
26
13
Chicago American Giants
SP
283
691
617
71
134
14
6
3
50
1
0
38
2
0
0
36
0
1
.217
.263
.274
.537
54
1
Birmingham Black Barons
SP
1
4
2
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
.500
.667
1.500
2.167
482
1
Cuba II
SP
16
46
42
5
8
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
0
.190
.227
.190
.418
10
1
Homestead Grays
SP
13
42
38
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
.000
.026
.000
.026
-92
1
Kansas City Monarchs
SP
2
6
6
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
.167
.167
.167
.333
-5
2
West All Stars
SP
2
5
5
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
.400
.400
.400
.800
161
1
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
8
21
20
2
2
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
.100
.100
.250
.350
-13
1
North All Stars
SP
1
5
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
.000
.250
.000
.250
-46



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
29
.218
.311
6.9%
7.4%
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.074
NNL
24
.119
.322
0.0%
7.7%
0.0%
0.9%
.000
.100
NNL
31
.272
.316
6.5%
8.0%
0.0%
1.4%
.160
.119
CAG
MULT
87
.225
.322
5.7%
2.3%
8.0%
2.50
1.1%
1.1%
.066
.107
CAG
MULT
108
.253
.309
4.6%
0.0%
7.3%
0.0%
1.3%
.060
.108
CUB
CUB
46
.198
.349
4.3%
8.1%
0.0%
1.0%
.000
.110
CAG
100
.220
.312
3.0%
6.4%
0.0%
1.2%
.033
.107
CAG
62
.243
.319
9.7%
7.8%
0.0%
1.5%
.018
.118
CAG
82
.256
.321
4.9%
7.5%
0.0%
1.1%
.040
.108
48
.035
.322
2.1%
0.9%
2.1%
7.6%
1.00
16.14
0.0%
1.2%
.000
.114
CAG
55
.259
.278
3.6%
5.2%
1.8%
0.8%
.143
.078
39
.339
.335
5.1%
2.6%
6.4%
2.00
2.6%
1.1%
.194
.126
MULT
41
.185
.308
0.0%
0.0%
7.3%
0.0%
0.8%
.000
.089
CAG
NN2
34
.233
.341
8.8%
8.4%
0.0%
1.5%
.000
.131
PC
NN2
21
.138
.353
0.0%
8.9%
4.8%
1.7%
.150
.128
MULT
42
.264
.333
19.0%
7.0%
0.0%
1.0%
.034
.123
15
9
849
.224
.319
5.3%
7.3%
9.8%
4.5%
0.50
9.75
0.5%
1.1%
.053
.108
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
15
Negro Leagues
792
.228
.317
5.4%
7.2%
7.9%
4.4%
0.67
10.07
0.5%
1.2%
.057
.108
1
vs Latin Leagues
46
.198
.349
4.3%
8.1%
0.0%
1.0%
.000
.110
3
vs Major Leagues
11
.086
.357
0.0%
7.2%
33.3%
7.1%
0.00
1.21
0.0%
0.7%
.000
.126
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
2
Memphis Red Sox
29
.186
.312
6.9%
7.5%
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.074
13
Chicago American Giants
691
.241
.314
5.5%
7.2%
6.7%
9.0%
1.00
1.06
0.4%
1.2%
.057
.107
1
Birmingham Black Barons
4
.588
.321
25.0%
8.1%
0.0%
1.4%
1.000
.122
1
Cuba II
46
.198
.349
4.3%
8.1%
0.0%
1.0%
.000
.110
1
Kansas City Monarchs
6
.156
.343
0.0%
8.1%
16.7%
3.8%
0.00
9.22
0.0%
1.3%
.000
.136
1
Homestead Grays
42
.018
.319
2.4%
7.5%
0.0%
1.1%
.000
.110
2
West All Stars
5
.364
.383
0.0%
4.9%
20.0%
12.4%
0.00
0.49
0.0%
1.0%
.000
.163
1
Pittsburgh Crawfords
21
.138
.353
0.0%
8.9%
4.8%
1.7%
.150
.128
1
North All Stars
5
.157
.475
20.0%
4.5%
0.0%
2.3%
.000
.253

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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