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
Biographical
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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)


Teams
Team Lg Pos
IND
19
SP
1
15
7
0
.682
Lewis Park (Memphis, TN)
NNL
19
SP
1
48
29
1
.623
Schorling Park (Chicago, IL)
NNL
20
SP
6
27
38
3
.415
Lewis Park (Memphis, TN)
NNL
20
SP
2
55
27
0
.671
Schorling Park (Chicago, IL)
NNL
21
SP
7
27
59
1
.314
Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL)
NNL
21
SP
3
57
41
2
.582
Schorling Park (Chicago, IL)
NNL
22
SP
2
57
24
3
.704
Schorling Park (Chicago, IL)
NNC
22
SP
1
5
4
0
.556
Schorling Park (Chicago, IL)
WS
22
SP
1
5
4
2
.556
Schorling Park (Chicago, IL)
NNL
23
SP
1
61
32
1
.656
Schorling Park (Chicago, IL)
NNC
23
SP
1
4
1
0
.800
Schorling Park (Chicago, IL)
WS
23
SP
1
5
3
1
.625
Schorling Park (Chicago, IL)
CUB
23
SP
3
12
21
1
.364
Almendares Park II (Havana, La Habana, Cuba)
NNL
24
SP
3
58
40
1
.592
Schorling Park (Chicago, IL)
NNC
24
SP
2
4
5
0
.444
Schorling Park (Chicago, IL)
NNL
25
SP
3
62
42
0
.596
South Side Park (Chicago, IL)
NvM
25
SP
1
5
2
0
.714
South Side Park (Chicago, IL)
NNL
26
SP
4
54
54
0
.500
South Side Park (Chicago, IL)
NvM
26
SP
1
3
1
0
.750
South Side Park (Chicago, IL)
IND
27
SP
2
34
21
1
.618
Forbes Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
IND
27
SP
4
10
9
0
.526
Muehlebach Field (Kansas City, MO)
NvM
27
SP
1
1
0
0
1.000
Muehlebach Field (Kansas City, MO)
NSL
28
SP
2
50
32
0
.610
South Side Park (Chicago, IL)
NSC
28
SP
1
4
3
0
.571
South Side Park (Chicago, IL)
NN2
29
SP
1
41
22
1
.651
Perry Stadium (Indianapolis, IN), South Side Park (Chicago, IL)
EWA
29
SP
1
1
0
0
1.000
Comiskey Park (Chicago, IL)
NN2
30
SP
3
35
25
3
.583
Cole's Park (Chicago, IL)
NLC
30
SP
2
3
4
1
.429
Cole's Park (Chicago, IL)
EWA
30
RP
2
0
1
0
.000
Comiskey Park (Chicago, IL)
NN2
31
SP
6
27
35
2
.435
Cole's Park (Chicago, IL)
NN2
32
SP
1
48
33
2
.593
Greenlee Field (Pittburgh, PA)
NAL
33
SP
3
39
37
1
.513
American Giants Park (Chicago, IL)
NSA
33
SP
1
1
0
0
1.000
No Home Ballpark
ALC
33
SP
2
1
5
1
.167
American Giants Park (Chicago, IL)
15
9
SP
859
661
28
.565
4
2
 
Team Lg Pos
2
Memphis Red Sox
SP
42
45
3
.483
0
0
13
Chicago American Giants
SP
683
472
20
.591
3
2
1
Birmingham Black Barons
SP
27
59
1
.314
0
0
1
Cuba II
SP
12
21
1
.364
0
0
1
Kansas City Monarchs
SP
11
9
0
.550
0
0
1
Homestead Grays
SP
34
21
1
.618
0
0
2
West All Stars
SP
1
1
0
.500
0
0
1
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
48
33
2
.593
1
0
1
North All Stars
SP
1
0
0
1.000
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