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Rube Foster

Andrew Bishop Foster

Positions: Pitcher, First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: September 17, 1879 in Calvert, Texas, US
Died: December 9, 1930 in Kankakee, Illinois, US
High School: Calvert HS (Calvert, TX)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Manager in 1981.
   View Rube Foster Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Minor League Stats / View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject

Negro Leagues Pitching

190525Cuban X GiantsCNCSFgn22.5003.44444034.026131117301.0886.
191434Chicago American GiantsINDPNon54.5563.591097272.257292532001.1287.
191535Chicago American GiantsINDPNon22.5005.06764053.148301320101.1448.
191636Chicago American GiantsINDPNon11.5003.00222018.017698001.4448.
191737Chicago American GiantsINDPNon21.6673.67333027.021111111001.1857.
9 Seasons2920.5923.745650464450.13531871471811261.1107.
Non (4 seasons)Non108.5564.002220162171.0143765871101.1757.
Fgn (5 seasons)Fgn1912.6133.583430302279.1210111891101161.0706.

Negro Leagues Batting

190525Cuban X GiantsCNCSFgn62525241002003.
19143434.02 Teams1 LgNon16524910202041311.408.420.6941.114342
191434Chicago American GiantsINDPNon1347459192031111.422.435.6671.101301
191535Chicago American GiantsINDPNon12393449100112.265.306.294.600103
191636Chicago American GiantsINDPNon38700000101.
191737Chicago American GiantsINDPNon4151211000002.
9 Seasons7627025130625363441212.247.280.363.6439161
Non (4 seasons)Non3511410215303041526.294.333.441.775456
Fgn (5 seasons)Fgn411561491532232192612.215.244.309.5524601
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Negro Leagues Fielding

190525Cuban X GiantsCNCSFgnRF2110001.0000
190525Cuban X GiantsCNCSFgnP41601420.87513
190525Cuban X GiantsCNCSFgn1B1981001.0000
1914342 Teams1 LgNon1B445405011.0000
191434Chicago American GiantsINDPNonP102521670.7201
191434Chicago American GiantsINDPNon1B332284001.0000
191535Chicago American GiantsINDPNonP71621311.9380
191535Chicago American GiantsINDPNon1B34436261.8640
191636Chicago American GiantsINDPNonP2615001.0000
191737Chicago American GiantsINDPNonP3606001.0000
191737Chicago American GiantsINDPNon1B112111001.0000
9 Seasons71277114140237.91758
P (9 seasons)P5616315131175.89658
1B (4 seasons)1B911095962.9450
RF (2 seasons)RF6440001.0000


190525Cuban X GiantsCNCSFgn1 of 1
191030ChicagoCNCSFgn1 of 1
191434Chicago American GiantsINDPNon1 of 2
191434LouisvilleINDPNon2 of 2
191535Chicago American GiantsINDPNon1 of 1
191636Chicago American GiantsINDPNon1 of 1
191737Chicago American GiantsINDPNon1 of 1
191838Chicago American GiantsINDPNon1 of 1
191939Chicago American GiantsINDPNon1 of 1
192040Chicago American GiantsNNLNgM1 of 1
192141Chicago American GiantsNNLNgM1 of 1
192242ChicagoNNLNgM1 of 1
192343ChicagoNNLNgM1 of 1
12 Seasons
Non (6 seasons)
NgM (4 seasons)
Fgn (2 seasons)

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Sabr ID: fcf322f7

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