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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

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
1905 25 Cuban X Giants CNCS Fgn 2 2 .500 3.44 4 4 4 0 34.0 26 13 11 17 3 0 1.088 6.9 2.9 4.5 1.55
1906 26 Fe CUGL Fgn 9 6 .600 3.45 16 15 15 1 141.0 100 54 43 47 5 2 1.014 6.4 2.7 3.0 1.09
1907 27 Habana CUGL Fgn 5 3 .625 3.80 8 8 8 0 71.0 55 30 26 31 1 1 1.141 7.0 3.3 3.9 1.19
1910 30 Chicago CNCS Fgn 3 1 .750 2.48 4 3 3 1 29.0 23 8 4 12 1 2 0.931 7.1 1.2 3.7 3.00
1911 31 Fe CUNL Fgn 0 0 12.46 2 0 0 0 4.1 6 6 5 3 1 1 2.538 12.5 10.4 6.2 0.60
1914 34 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 5 4 .556 3.59 10 9 7 2 72.2 57 29 25 32 0 0 1.128 7.1 3.1 4.0 1.28
1915 35 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 2 2 .500 5.06 7 6 4 0 53.1 48 30 13 20 1 0 1.144 8.1 2.2 3.4 1.54
1916 36 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 1 1 .500 3.00 2 2 2 0 18.0 17 6 9 8 0 0 1.444 8.5 4.5 4.0 0.89
1917 37 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 2 1 .667 3.67 3 3 3 0 27.0 21 11 11 11 0 0 1.185 7.0 3.7 3.7 1.00
9 Seasons 29 20 .592 3.74 56 50 46 4 450.1 353 187 147 181 12 6 1.110 7.1 2.9 3.6 1.23
Non (4 seasons) Non 10 8 .556 4.00 22 20 16 2 171.0 143 76 58 71 1 0 1.175 7.5 3.1 3.7 1.22
Fgn (5 seasons) Fgn 19 12 .613 3.58 34 30 30 2 279.1 210 111 89 110 11 6 1.070 6.8 2.9 3.5 1.24

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
1905 25 Cuban X Giants CNCS Fgn 6 25 25 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 .160 .160 .200 .360 5 0
1906 26 Fe CUGL Fgn 20 81 75 6 16 0 1 1 6 2 6 4 .213 .272 .280 .552 21 0
1907 27 Habana CUGL Fgn 8 33 33 6 10 0 2 1 9 0 0 5 .303 .303 .515 .818 17 0
1910 30 Chicago CNCS Fgn 5 14 13 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .154 .143 .231 .374 3 0 1
1911 31 Fe CUNL Fgn 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1914 34 34.0 2 Teams 1 Lg Non 16 52 49 10 20 2 0 4 13 1 1 .408 .420 .694 1.114 34 2
1914 34 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 13 47 45 9 19 2 0 3 11 1 1 .422 .435 .667 1.101 30 1
1914 34 Louisville INDP Non 3 5 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250 4 1
1915 35 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 12 39 34 4 9 1 0 0 1 1 2 .265 .306 .294 .600 10 3
1916 36 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 3 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0
1917 37 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 4 15 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .083 .214 .083 .298 1 1
9 Seasons 76 270 251 30 62 5 3 6 34 4 12 12 .247 .280 .363 .643 91 6 1
Non (4 seasons) Non 35 114 102 15 30 3 0 4 15 2 6 .294 .333 .441 .775 45 6
Fgn (5 seasons) Fgn 41 156 149 15 32 2 3 2 19 2 6 12 .215 .244 .309 .552 46 0 1
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Negro Leagues Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% SB lgCS% PO
1905 25 Cuban X Giants CNCS Fgn RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0
1905 25 Cuban X Giants CNCS Fgn P 4 16 0 14 2 0 .875 13
1905 25 Cuban X Giants CNCS Fgn 1B 1 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 0
1906 26 Fe CUGL Fgn RF 4 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0
1906 26 Fe CUGL Fgn P 16 53 7 44 2 3 .962 23
1907 27 Habana CUGL Fgn P 8 25 3 21 1 1 .960 18
1910 30 Chicago CNCS Fgn P 4 15 0 11 4 0 .733 0
1911 31 Fe CUNL Fgn P 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 3
1914 34 2 Teams 1 Lg Non 1B 4 45 40 5 0 1 1.000 0
1914 34 Louisville INDP Non 1B 1 13 12 1 0 1 1.000 0
1914 34 Chicago American Giants INDP Non P 10 25 2 16 7 0 .720 1
1914 34 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 1B 3 32 28 4 0 0 1.000 0
1915 35 Chicago American Giants INDP Non P 7 16 2 13 1 1 .938 0
1915 35 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 1B 3 44 36 2 6 1 .864 0
1916 36 Chicago American Giants INDP Non P 2 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 0
1917 37 Chicago American Giants INDP Non P 3 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 0
1917 37 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 1B 1 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 0
9 Seasons 71 277 114 140 23 7 .917 58
P (9 seasons) P 56 163 15 131 17 5 .896 58
1B (4 seasons) 1B 9 110 95 9 6 2 .945 0
RF (2 seasons) RF 6 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1905 25 Cuban X Giants CNCS Fgn 1 of 1
1910 30 Chicago CNCS Fgn 1 of 1
1914 34 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 1 of 2
1914 34 Louisville INDP Non 2 of 2
1915 35 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 1 of 1
1916 36 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 1 of 1
1917 37 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 1 of 1
1918 38 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 1 of 1
1919 39 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 1 of 1
1920 40 Chicago American Giants NNL NgM 1 of 1
1921 41 Chicago American Giants NNL NgM 1 of 1
1922 42 Chicago NNL NgM 1 of 1
1923 43 Chicago NNL NgM 1 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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