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)


Fielding Breakdown by Position

Multi-Stint Seasons:



C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF PH PR P
Team Lg Pos
19
SP
10
NNL
20
SP
13
NNL
21
SP
12
CAG
MULT
22
SP
35
CAG
MULT
23
SP
1
1
3
4
38
CUB
CUB
23
SP
16
CAG
24
SP
31
CAG
25
SP
1
3
25
CAG
26
SP
2
1
5
27
27
SP
1
14
CAG
28
SP
19
29
SP
1
-0.1
14
MULT
30
SP
2
-0.3
15
CAG
NN2
31
SP
1
11
PC
NN2
32
SP
8
MULT
33
SP
1
18
15
9
SP
3
2
-0.1
3
4
-0.3
10
5
306
 
Team Lg Pos
1
16
15
Negro Leagues
3
2
-0.1
3
4
-0.3
10
5
286
3
vs Major Leaguers
4
 
Team Lg Pos
2
Memphis Red Sox
SP
8
13
Chicago American Giants
SP
3
2
-0.1
3
4
-0.3
10
4
256
1
Birmingham Black Barons
SP
1
1
Cuba II
SP
16
1
Kansas City Monarchs
SP
2
1
Homestead Grays
SP
1
12
2
West All Stars
SP
2
1
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
8
1
North All Stars
SP
1

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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