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Bill Foster

William Hendrick Foster (Willie)


Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: June 12, 1904 in Calvert, Texas, US
Died: September 16, 1978 in Lorman, Mississippi, US
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1996.
   View Bill Foster Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Minor League Stats


Negro Leagues Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1923 19 19.0 3 Teams 2 Lgs Non-NgM 21 17 3 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 .176 .263 .176 .440 3 2
1923 19 Memphis INDP Non 21 17 3 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 .176 .263 .176 .440 3 2
1923 19 Memphis,Chicago NNL NgM 21 17 3 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 .176 .263 .176 .440 3 2
1923 19 Memphis,Chicago NNL NgM
1923 19 Memphis NNL NgM
1923 19 Chicago NNL NgM
1924 20 20.0 2 Teams 1 Lg NgM 14 13 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .231 .231 .231 .462 3 1
1924 20 Chicago NNL NgM 14 13 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .231 .231 .231 .462 3 1
1924 20 Chicago,Memphis NNL NgM
1924 20 Memphis NNL NgM
1924 20 Chicago NNL NgM
1925 21 21.0 2 Teams 1 Lg NgM 31 25 2 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 .240 .296 .400 .696 10 4
1925 21 Birmingham,Chicago NNL NgM 31 25 2 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 .240 .296 .400 .696 10 4
1925 21 Birmingham,Chicago NNL NgM
1925 21 Chicago NNL NgM
1925 21 Birmingham NNL NgM
1926 22 Chicago NNL NgM 88 75 3 13 2 0 0 1 0 5 .173 .225 .200 .425 15 8
1926 22 Chicago NNL NgM
1927 23 Chicago NNL NgM 74 72 9 17 3 1 0 2 0 1 .236 .247 .306 .552 22 1
1927 23 Chicago NNL NgM
1928 24 Chicago NNL NgM 96 90 9 20 3 0 0 2 0 2 .222 .239 .256 .495 23 4
1928 24 Chicago NNL NgM
1929 25 Chicago NNL NgM 66 59 10 12 2 0 0 2 1 5 .203 .266 .237 .503 14 2
1929 25 Chicago NNL NgM
1930 26 Chicago NNL NgM 76 70 6 18 3 0 0 3 0 3 .257 .288 .300 .588 21 3
1930 26 Chicago NNL NgM
1931 27 27.0 3 Teams 3 Lgs Non-NgM 37 37 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .027 .027 .027 .054 1 0
1931 27 Homestead INDP Non 37 37 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .027 .027 .027 .054 1 0
1931 27 Homestead ANL NgM 37 37 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .027 .027 .027 .054 1 0
1931 27 Kansas City NNL NgM 37 37 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .027 .027 .027 .054 1 0
1931 27 Homestead ANL NgM
1931 27 Kansas City NNL NgM
1932 28 Chicago NSL NgM 53 49 7 11 0 2 1 3 0 1 .224 .240 .367 .607 18 3
1932 28 Chicago NSL NgM
1933 29 Chicago NNL NgM 32 32 5 7 0 1 1 3 0 0 .219 .219 .375 .594 12 0
1933 29 Chicago NNL NgM
1934 30 Chicago NNL NgM 34 33 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .212 .212 .424 7 1
1934 30 Chicago NNL NgM
1935 31 Chicago NNL NgM 27 26 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .259 .231 .490 6 0
1935 31 Chicago NNL NgM
1936 32 Pittsburgh NNL NgM 10 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 1 2
1936 32 Pittsburgh NNL NgM
1937 33 Chicago NAL NgM 17 15 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .067 .067 .133 .200 2 2
1937 33 Chicago NAL NgM
15 Seasons 676 621 60 126 14 6 2 20 3 22 .203 .230 .254 .485 158 33
Non (2 seasons) Non 58 54 4 4 0 0 0 2 2 2 .074 .107 .074 .181 4 2
NgM (15 seasons) NgM 676 621 60 126 14 6 2 20 3 22 .203 .230 .254 .485 158 33
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Negro Leagues Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev W L W-L% RAvg G GS CG SHO IP H R BB SO HBP WP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1923 19 3 Teams 2 Lgs Non-NgM 4 2 .667 3.48 8 4 1 51.2 32 20 14 38 0 0 0.890 5.6 2.4 6.6 2.71
1923 19 Memphis INDP Non 4 2 .667 3.48 8 4 1 51.2 32 20 14 38 0 0 0.890 5.6 2.4 6.6 2.71
1923 19 Memphis, Chicago NNL NgM 4 2 .667 3.48 8 4 1 51.2 32 20 14 38 0 0 0.890 5.6 2.4 6.6 2.71
1924 20 2 Teams 1 Lg NgM 6 1 .857 3.00 8 4 3 51.0 39 17 17 36 1 0 1.098 6.9 3.0 6.4 2.12
1924 20 Chicago, Memphis NNL NgM 6 1 .857 3.00 8 4 3 51.0 39 17 17 36 1 0 1.098 6.9 3.0 6.4 2.12
1925 21 2 Teams 1 Lg NgM 6 0 1.000 2.31 9 5 2 78.0 57 20 21 49 1 0 1.000 6.6 2.4 5.7 2.33
1925 21 Birmingham, Chicago NNL NgM 6 0 1.000 2.31 9 5 2 78.0 57 20 21 49 1 0 1.000 6.6 2.4 5.7 2.33
1926 22 Chicago NNL NgM 16 6 .727 2.62 23 17 5 226.1 171 66 84 134 3 0 1.127 6.8 3.3 5.3 1.60
1927 23 Chicago NNL NgM 17 5 .773 2.78 20 18 4 178.0 148 55 65 94 2 1 1.197 7.5 3.3 4.8 1.45
1928 24 Chicago NNL NgM 15 10 .600 3.55 24 23 3 231.0 217 91 73 136 7 3 1.255 8.5 2.8 5.3 1.86
1929 25 Chicago NNL NgM 12 7 .632 3.69 19 16 3 163.1 136 67 47 87 2 1 1.120 7.5 2.6 4.8 1.85
1930 26 Chicago NNL NgM 12 7 .632 3.32 15 13 2 162.2 144 60 55 139 2 3 1.223 8.0 3.0 7.7 2.53
1931 27 3 Teams 3 Lgs Non-NgM 8 1 .889 3.08 9 9 0 79.0 56 27 22 64 1 2 0.987 6.4 2.5 7.3 2.91
1931 27 Homestead INDP Non 8 1 .889 3.08 9 9 0 79.0 56 27 22 64 1 2 0.987 6.4 2.5 7.3 2.91
1931 27 Homestead ANL NgM 8 1 .889 3.08 9 9 0 79.0 56 27 22 64 1 2 0.987 6.4 2.5 7.3 2.91
1931 27 Kansas City NNL NgM 8 1 .889 3.08 9 9 0 79.0 56 27 22 64 1 2 0.987 6.4 2.5 7.3 2.91
1932 28 Chicago NSL NgM 10 6 .625 2.95 16 14 2 134.1 119 44 25 84 1 1 1.072 8.0 1.7 5.6 3.36
1933 29 Chicago NNL NgM 10 5 .667 3.65 14 9 1 116.0 64 47 12 48 6 0 0.655 5.0 0.9 3.7 4.00
1934 30 Chicago NNL NgM 4 4 .500 1.95 7 6 1 60.0 46 13 22 33 5 1 1.133 6.9 3.3 5.0 1.50
1935 31 Chicago NNL NgM 4 4 .500 4.86 7 5 2 76.0 55 41 30 16 0 0 1.118 6.5 3.6 1.9 0.53
1936 32 Pittsburgh NNL NgM 1 2 .333 8.55 3 1 0 20.0 23 19 5 6 2 0 1.400 10.4 2.2 2.7 1.20
1937 33 Chicago NAL NgM 3 3 .500 3.97 6 1 1 47.2 41 21 19 23 0 1 1.259 7.7 3.6 4.3 1.21
15 Seasons 128 63 .670 3.27 188 145 30 1675.0 1348 608 511 987 33 13 1.110 7.2 2.7 5.3 1.93
Non (2 seasons) Non 12 3 .800 3.24 17 13 1 130.2 88 47 36 102 1 2 0.949 6.1 2.5 7.0 2.83
NgM (15 seasons) NgM 128 63 .670 3.27 188 145 30 1675.0 1348 608 511 987 33 13 1.110 7.2 2.7 5.3 1.93

Sabr ID: 6efea61b

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