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Alan Foster

Alan Benton Foster

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 8, 1946 in Pasadena, CA
High Schools: Los Altos (Hacienda Hieghts, CA), Los Altos HS (Hacienda Heights, CA)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2nd round of the 1965 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 25, 1967 (Age 20)
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Dodgers/Padres/Indians/Angels 1967-1976

Final Game: August 13, 1976 (Age 29)
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1967 20 LAD NL 0 1 .000 2.16 1.28 4 2 0 0 0 0 16.2 10 4 4 0 3 0 15 0 0 0 62 146 0.780 5.4 0.0 1.6 8.1 5.00
1968 21 LAD NL 1 1 .500 1.72 2.32 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.2 11 4 3 1 2 0 10 0 0 0 57 165 0.830 6.3 0.6 1.1 5.7 5.00
1969 22 LAD NL 3 9 .250 4.38 3.72 24 15 4 2 2 0 102.2 119 55 50 11 29 4 59 4 0 6 451 76 1.442 10.4 1.0 2.5 5.2 2.03
1970 23 LAD NL 10 13 .435 4.26 4.50 33 33 0 7 1 0 198.2 200 104 94 22 81 2 83 2 0 7 857 90 1.414 9.1 1.0 3.7 3.8 1.02
1971 24 CLE AL 8 12 .400 4.16 4.16 36 26 2 3 0 0 181.2 158 93 84 19 82 5 97 4 0 6 775 92 1.321 7.8 0.9 4.1 4.8 1.18
1972 25 CAL AL 0 1 .000 4.97 5.64 8 0 1 0 0 0 12.2 12 8 7 3 6 0 11 2 0 1 58 61 1.421 8.5 2.1 4.3 7.8 1.83
1973 26 STL NL 13 9 .591 3.14 3.61 35 29 3 6 2 0 203.2 195 82 71 17 63 3 106 5 0 1 854 117 1.267 8.6 0.8 2.8 4.7 1.68
1974 27 STL NL 7 10 .412 3.88 4.08 31 25 2 5 1 0 162.1 167 81 70 16 61 7 78 3 1 3 697 93 1.405 9.3 0.9 3.4 4.3 1.28
1975 28 SDP NL 3 1 .750 2.42 3.39 17 4 4 1 0 0 44.2 41 14 12 1 21 5 20 0 0 0 193 146 1.388 8.3 0.2 4.2 4.0 0.95
1976 29 SDP NL 3 6 .333 3.22 4.72 26 11 4 2 0 0 86.2 75 36 31 9 35 2 22 1 1 2 360 102 1.269 7.8 0.9 3.6 2.3 0.63
10 Yrs 48 63 .432 3.74 4.02 217 148 20 26 6 0 1025.1 988 481 426 99 383 28 501 21 2 26 4364 97 1.337 8.7 0.9 3.4 4.4 1.31
162 Game Avg. 9 12 .432 3.74 4.02 40 28 4 5 1 0 191 184 90 79 18 71 5 93 4 0 5 813 97 1.337 8.7 0.9 3.4 4.4 1.31
LAD (4 yrs) 14 24 .368 4.07 3.99 64 53 4 9 3 0 333.2 340 167 151 34 115 6 167 6 0 13 1427 88 1.364 9.2 0.9 3.1 4.5 1.45
STL (2 yrs) 20 19 .513 3.47 3.82 66 54 5 11 3 0 366.0 362 163 141 33 124 10 184 8 1 4 1551 105 1.328 8.9 0.8 3.0 4.5 1.48
SDP (2 yrs) 6 7 .462 2.95 4.27 43 15 8 3 0 0 131.1 116 50 43 10 56 7 42 1 1 2 553 114 1.310 7.9 0.7 3.8 2.9 0.75
CAL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 4.97 5.64 8 0 1 0 0 0 12.2 12 8 7 3 6 0 11 2 0 1 58 61 1.421 8.5 2.1 4.3 7.8 1.83
CLE (1 yr) 8 12 .400 4.16 4.16 36 26 2 3 0 0 181.2 158 93 84 19 82 5 97 4 0 6 775 92 1.321 7.8 0.9 4.1 4.8 1.18
NL (8 yrs) 40 50 .444 3.63 3.96 173 122 17 23 6 0 831.0 818 380 335 77 295 23 393 15 2 19 3531 99 1.339 8.9 0.8 3.2 4.3 1.33
AL (2 yrs) 8 13 .381 4.21 4.26 44 26 3 3 0 0 194.1 170 101 91 22 88 5 108 6 0 7 833 89 1.328 7.9 1.0 4.1 5.0 1.23

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1967 20 LAD NL 16.2 4 2 4 2.16 3.71 -0.24 0.02 82.0 3.26 2 0.2 .1 -0.0 0.4 3 .556 .501
1968 21 LAD NL 15.2 3 3 4 2.30 3.59 -0.16 0.05 99.2 3.77 2 0.3 -0.0 0.5 4 .607 .502
1969 22 LAD NL 102.2 24 15 55 4.82 3.96 0.14 0.02 90.4 3.48 -16 -1.7 .4 0.0 -0.7 -7 .428 .489
1970 23 LAD NL 198.2 33 33 104 4.71 4.51 0.28 0.07 94.1 4.04 -17 -1.7 -0.1 0.1 4 .448 .489
1971 24 CLE AL 181.2 36 26 93 4.61 3.92 -0.08 0.02 112.3 4.52 -2 -0.2 .6 -0.1 1.4 13 .494 .499 $25,000
1972 25 CAL AL 12.2 8 0 8 5.68 3.72 0.05 -0.16 94.8 3.33 -3 -0.4 .8 0.0 -0.2 -2 .451 .498 $28,500
1973 26 STL NL 203.2 35 29 82 3.62 4.12 0.13 0.11 99.7 4.09 10 1.2 1.3 -0.1 2.8 27 .533 .507
1974 27 STL NL 162.1 31 25 81 4.49 4.14 0.19 0.11 100.5 4.07 -9 -0.9 .3 -0.1 0.4 6 .470 .494
1975 28 SDP NL 44.2 17 4 14 2.82 4.04 -0.26 -0.06 94.9 4.03 6 0.6 .6 -0.1 1.0 10 .538 .504
1976 29 SDP NL 86.2 26 11 36 3.74 4.06 0.13 -0.01 93.4 3.67 -2 -0.2 .5 -0.0 0.6 6 .493 .499
10 Seasons 1025.1 217 148 481 4.22 4.12 0.10 0.06 98.9 4.03 -29 -2.8 .6 -0.5 6.1 64 .487 .497 $53,500
LAD (4 yrs) 333.2 64 53 167 4.50 4.26 0.19 0.05 92.6 3.82 -29 -2.9 .4 -0.1 0.2 4 .455 .491
STL (2 yrs) 366.0 66 54 163 4.01 4.13 0.16 0.11 100.0 4.08 2 0.2 .8 -0.2 3.3 33 .503 .501
SDP (2 yrs) 131.1 43 15 50 3.43 4.06 -0.00 -0.03 93.9 3.79 4 0.5 .6 -0.1 1.5 16 .511 .501
CAL (1 yr) 12.2 8 0 8 5.68 3.72 0.05 -0.16 94.8 3.33 -3 -0.4 .8 0.0 -0.2 -2 .451 .498 $28,500
CLE (1 yr) 181.2 36 26 93 4.61 3.92 -0.08 0.02 112.3 4.52 -2 -0.2 .6 -0.1 1.4 13 .494 .499 $25,000

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1967 20 LAD NL 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1968 21 LAD NL 3 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 56 1 0 0 1 0 0 /1
1969 22 LAD NL 24 33 27 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 16 .074 .167 .074 .241 -28 2 0 0 3 0 0 1
1970 23 LAD NL 33 78 64 4 7 0 0 0 6 0 0 5 13 .109 .171 .109 .281 -21 7 1 0 8 1 0 1
1971 24 CLE AL 37 60 51 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 18 .039 .057 .059 .115 -68 3 0 0 7 1 0 1
1972 25 CAL AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1973 26 STL NL 35 75 68 4 13 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 17 .191 .214 .206 .420 17 14 0 0 5 0 0 1
1974 27 STL NL 33 57 48 4 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 7 .167 .200 .167 .367 4 8 0 0 7 0 0 1
1975 28 SDP NL 19 11 11 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .091 .091 .091 .182 -48 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
1976 29 SDP NL 29 24 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 .056 .190 .056 .246 -25 1 0 0 3 0 0 1
10 Yrs 225 347 295 17 35 2 0 0 17 0 0 16 84 .119 .163 .125 .288 -18 37 2 0 34 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 250 212 12 25 1 0 0 12 0 0 12 60 .119 .163 .125 .288 -18 27 1 0 24 1 0
LAD (4 yrs) 64 120 99 5 10 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 33 .101 .167 .101 .268 -23 10 1 0 12 1 0
STL (2 yrs) 68 132 116 8 21 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 24 .181 .208 .190 .398 12 22 0 0 12 0 0
SDP (2 yrs) 48 35 29 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 .069 .156 .069 .225 -33 2 1 0 3 0 0
CAL (1 yr) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 37 60 51 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 18 .039 .057 .059 .115 -68 3 0 0 7 1 0
NL (8 yrs) 180 287 244 15 33 1 0 0 14 0 0 15 66 .135 .185 .139 .324 -8 34 2 0 27 1 0
AL (2 yrs) 45 60 51 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 18 .039 .057 .059 .115 -68 3 0 0 7 1 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1967 20 LAD NL 4 4 -1 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1968 21 LAD NL 3 5 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .510 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1969 22 LAD NL 24 33 -5 -0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1970 23 LAD NL 33 78 -11 -0 1 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1971 24 CLE AL 37 60 -13 0 0 0 6 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .481 .496 -0.7 -0.0 -6 $25,000 1
1972 25 CAL AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $28,500 /1
1973 26 STL NL 35 75 -8 -0 1 0 9 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1974 27 STL NL 33 57 -6 0 0 0 6 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1975 28 SDP NL 19 11 -2 0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1976 29 SDP NL 29 24 -2 -0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
10 Seasons 225 347 -49 -0 2 0 39 -8 -1.0 0 -8 -1.0 .496 .499 -1.0 0.1 -8 $53,500
LAD (4 yrs) 64 120 -17 -0 1 0 14 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .495 .499 -0.3 0.0 -3
STL (2 yrs) 68 132 -14 -0 1 0 15 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1
SDP (2 yrs) 48 35 -4 0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 0
CAL (1 yr) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $28,500
CLE (1 yr) 37 60 -13 0 0 0 6 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .481 .496 -0.7 -0.0 -6 $25,000

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1967 LAD NL 20 P 4 2 0 16.2 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 3.24 1.50 .960 2.00 2.00 0 2 100% 40% 1
1968 LAD NL 21 P 3 3 0 15.2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.15 0.67 .960 2.01 2.03 1 0 0% 40% 0
1969 LAD NL 22 P 24 15 2 102.2 21 2 18 1 0 .952 1.75 0.83 .958 1.95 1.94 12 2 14% 40% 1
1970 LAD NL 23 P 33 33 7 198.2 42 17 23 2 4 .952 1.81 1.21 .951 1.85 1.84 14 5 26% 33% 2
1971 CLE AL 24 P 36 26 3 181.2 21 10 9 2 0 .905 0.94 0.53 .958 1.98 1.97 12 3 20% 39% 0
1972 CAL AL 25 P 8 0 0 12.2 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 2.84 0.50 .950 1.85 1.85 1 0 0% 39% 0
1973 STL NL 26 P 35 29 6 203.2 41 17 21 3 1 .927 1.68 1.09 .950 1.88 1.88 12 9 43% 36% 2
1974 STL NL 27 P 31 25 5 162.1 38 14 20 4 1 .895 1.89 1.10 .944 1.88 1.88 14 7 33% 33% 3
1975 SDP NL 28 P 17 4 1 44.2 14 4 8 2 0 .857 2.42 0.71 .946 1.85 1.86 4 1 20% 32% 1
1976 SDP NL 29 P 26 11 2 86.2 18 9 9 0 1 1.000 1.87 0.69 .950 1.88 1.87 6 5 45% 33% 0
10 Seasons P 217 148 26 1025.1 207 78 115 14 7 .932 1.69 0.89 .951 1.90 1.90 76 34 31% 36% 10
10 Seasons TOT 217 148 26 1025.1 207 78 115 14 7 .932 1.69 0.89 .951 1.90 1.90 76 34 31% 36% 10
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1147), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1157th), 5.1 career WAR/6.3 7yr-peak WAR/5.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
197124Cleveland Indians$25,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197225California Angels$28,500Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$53,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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