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Kevin Foster

Posted by Andy on October 14, 2008

Some very sad news today about the passing of former big-league pitcher Kevin Foster at the age of just 39.

Foster's top 10 career game scores:

  Cnt Date          Tm   Opp GmReslt App,Dec    IP   H  R ER BB SO HR Pit Str **GmSc** IR IS BF AB 2B 3B IBB HBP SH SF GDP SB CS Pk BK WP   ERA
+----+-------------+---+----+-------+---------+----+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+---+--------+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+------+
    1 1995-07-04    CHC @NYM W  3-0  GS-8  ,W   8    6  0  0  2  9  0 115  73     77         30 28  0  0   0   0  0  0   1  1  0  0  0  0   0.00 
    2 1994-07-23    CHC  CIN L  1-3  GS-8       8    5  1  1  1 10  0 119  78     77         29 28  3  0   0   0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0  0   1.12 

    3 1997-04-25    CHC  PIT W 11-1  CG 9  ,W   9    5  1  1  2  5  1 102  65     76         33 31  0  0   0   0  0  0   1  2  0  0  0  0   1.00 

    4 1996-08-30(1) CHC  ATL W  3-2  GS-8  ,W   8    3  2  2  1  8  0  97  67     75         29 27  1  0   0   0  0  1   0  0  0  0  0  0   2.25 

    5 1996-09-09    CHC  MON W  3-1  CG 9  ,W   9    6  1  1  0  2  1  94  68     73         32 31  0  0   0   0  1  0   1  0  0  0  0  0   1.00 

    6 1995-09-22    CHC  PIT W  6-3  GS-8  ,W   8    2  3  2  2  6  0 109  68     72         28 26  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   2.25 
    7 1994-06-03    CHC  MON L  1-3  GS-7       7    3  0  0  4  5  0 107  66     72         29 24  1  0   0   1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0  0   0.00 

    8 1997-05-21    CHC  PHI W  7-0  GS-7  ,W   7    3  0  0  3  3  0 102  59     71         27 24  1  0   0   0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0  0   0.00 

    9 1995-05-17    CHC @SFG L  1-2  GS-7  ,L   7    2  2  2  1  5  1  84  51     69         23 22  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   2.57 
   10 1994-06-25    CHC  STL W  3-1  GS-8  ,W   7.1  2  1  1  4  3  0 112  63     69         27 23  1  0   0   0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0  0   1.23 

His lowest OPS against values, minimum 10 PAs:

                    PA  AB  H  2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   **OPS**   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP G_miss YR_miss
+-----------------+---+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+---------+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+
 Moises Alou        12  11   0  0  0  0   0   1   0  .000  .083  .000    .083     0   0   0   0   1                
 Midre Cummings     12  12   1  0  0  0   0   0   2  .083  .083  .083    .166     0   0   0   0   0                
 Joe Girardi        10  10   1  0  0  0   1   0   2  .100  .100  .100    .200     0   0   0   0   0                
 Archi Cianfrocco   10   9   1  0  0  0   2   1   3  .111  .200  .111    .311     0   0   0   0   0                
 Mike Lansing       12  11   1  1  0  0   0   0   1  .091  .167  .182    .349     0   0   0   1   0                
 Fred McGriff       14  13   2  0  0  0   0   1   2  .154  .214  .154    .368     0   0   0   0   0                
 Reggie Sanders     12  12   1  0  0  1   1   0   8  .083  .083  .333    .416     0   0   0   0   0                
 Greg Vaughn        10   8   1  0  0  0   2   2   2  .125  .300  .125    .425     0   0   0   0   0                
 Quilvio Veras      19  15   2  1  0  0   1   3   2  .133  .263  .200    .463     0   1   0   0   0                
 Chipper Jones      15  13   3  0  0  0   2   1   3  .231  .267  .231    .498     0   1   0   0   0                

Alou, McGriff, Sanders, Vaughn, Jones...some great players there.

And here is a game where Foster not only got the win but also hit a homer.

Of course I did not know Foster personally, but I remember when he came up with the Phillies. He smiled a lot and always seemed like a happy guy. Rest in peace.

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