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Eddie Foster

Edward Cunningham Foster (Kid)

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 145 lb.

Born: February 13, 1887 in Chicago, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1910 (Age 23.060, 3,279th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1912 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/RedSox/Browns/Highlanders 1910-1923

Last Game: August 5, 1923 (Age 36.173)
Died: January 15, 1937 in Washington, DC
Buried: Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 19, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #891. Burt Shotton… #892. Asdrubal Cabrera… #893. Lyn Lary… #894. EDDIE FOSTER… #895. Jack Barry… #896. Casey Blake… #897. John Briggs… 

Standard Batting

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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
1910 23 NYY AL 30 92 83 5 11 2 0 0 1 2 8 13 .133 .217 .157 .374 14 13 1 0 6
1912 25 WSH AL 154 678 618 98 176 34 9 2 70 27 14 53 48 .285 .345 .379 .724 106 234 4 3 *5 MVP-14
1913 26 WSH AL 106 449 409 56 101 11 5 1 41 22 36 31 .247 .309 .306 .615 79 125 1 3 *5
1914 27 WSH AL 157 687 616 82 174 16 10 2 50 31 18 60 47 .282 .348 .351 .699 107 216 2 6 *5 MVP-7
1915 28 WSH AL 154 676 618 75 170 25 10 0 52 20 6 48 30 .275 .329 .348 .677 101 215 2 8 54
1916 29 WSH AL 158 691 606 75 153 18 9 1 44 23 16 68 26 .252 .332 .317 .649 96 192 4 7 54
1917 30 WSH AL 143 620 554 66 130 16 8 0 43 11 46 23 .235 .293 .292 .586 79 162 0 18 54
1918 31 WSH AL 129 576 519 70 147 13 3 0 29 12 41 20 .283 .339 .320 .659 100 166 3 12 *5/4
1919 32 WSH AL 120 525 478 57 126 12 5 0 26 20 33 21 .264 .314 .310 .623 76 148 2 13 *5
1920 33 BOS AL 117 442 386 48 100 17 6 0 41 10 4 42 17 .259 .336 .334 .671 81 129 3 11 54
1921 34 BOS AL 120 485 412 51 117 18 6 0 35 13 7 57 15 .284 .371 .357 .728 89 147 0 16 54
1922 35 TOT AL 85 292 253 40 67 7 0 0 15 4 2 29 18 .265 .345 .292 .638 66 74 2 8 5/6
1922 35 BOS AL 48 121 109 11 23 3 0 0 3 1 1 9 10 .211 .277 .239 .516 36 26 1 3 5/6
1922 35 SLB AL 37 171 144 29 44 4 0 0 12 3 1 20 8 .306 .394 .333 .727 88 48 1 5 5
1923 36 SLB AL 27 115 100 9 18 2 0 0 4 0 0 7 7 .180 .241 .200 .441 14 20 1 7 4/5
13 Yrs 1500 6328 5652 732 1490 191 71 6 451 195 67 528 316 .264 .329 .326 .655 89 1841 25 112
162 Game Avg. 162 683 610 79 161 21 8 1 49 21 57 34 .264 .329 .326 .655 89 199 3 12
WSH (8 yrs) 1121 4902 4418 579 1177 145 59 6 355 166 54 385 246 .266 .328 .330 .658 94 1458 18 70
BOS (3 yrs) 285 1048 907 110 240 38 12 0 79 24 12 108 42 .265 .345 .333 .678 79 302 4 30
SLB (2 yrs) 64 286 244 38 62 6 0 0 16 3 1 27 15 .254 .333 .279 .612 58 68 2 12
NYY (1 yr) 30 92 83 5 11 2 0 0 1 2 8 13 .133 .217 .157 .374 14 13 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
1910 23 NYY AL 30 92 -8 -0 0 0 1 -6 -0.8 3 -3 -0.4 .475 .495 -0.4 0.2 -3 6
1912 25 WSH AL 154 678 6 2 0 14 5 27 2.8 25 52 5.4 .518 .517 3.9 2.0 38 *5 MVP-14
1913 26 WSH AL 106 449 -10 -0 0 3 4 -3 -0.4 17 13 1.3 .496 .498 1.0 0.7 10 *5
1914 27 WSH AL 157 687 5 2 0 -6 5 7 0.7 25 32 3.4 .505 .505 4.3 -0.2 38 *5 MVP-7
1915 28 WSH AL 154 676 1 3 0 -1 3 6 0.6 25 30 3.2 .504 .504 3.3 0.2 32 54
1916 29 WSH AL 158 691 -1 0 0 -6 3 -4 -0.5 25 22 2.0 .497 .497 2.9 -0.4 28 54
1917 30 WSH AL 143 620 -12 -1 0 -2 3 -11 -1.4 23 12 1.0 .490 .491 1.2 0.1 13 54
1918 31 WSH AL 129 576 1 -1 0 2 4 7 0.8 21 27 3.0 .506 .505 2.7 0.8 25 *5/4
1919 32 WSH AL 120 525 -13 -0 0 5 4 -5 -0.5 19 14 1.5 .495 .497 0.9 1.1 9 *5
1920 33 BOS AL 117 442 -8 2 0 7 3 4 0.4 17 21 2.0 .503 .503 1.3 1.1 14 $5,000 54
1921 34 BOS AL 120 485 -4 1 0 2 4 3 0.3 18 21 2.1 .502 .502 1.8 0.6 19 $5,000 54
1922 35 BOS AL 48 121 -10 -0 0 -1 1 -10 -1.0 5 -5 -0.5 .479 .494 -0.4 -0.0 -4 $5,500 5/6
1922 35 SLB AL 37 171 -1 0 0 2 1 3 0.2 6 9 0.9 .507 .502 0.7 0.3 7 5
1923 36 SLB AL 27 115 -13 0 0 1 1 -11 -1.1 4 -7 -0.7 .458 .493 -0.8 0.2 -8 $5,500 4/5
13 Seasons 1500 6328 -66 9 0 20 43 6 0.1 231 238 24.1 .500 .502 22.4 6.6 217 $21,000
WSH (8 yrs) 1121 4902 -22 6 0 9 31 24 2.0 178 202 20.8 .502 .502 20.2 4.3 193
BOS (3 yrs) 285 1048 -22 2 0 8 8 -3 -0.3 39 36 3.5 .499 .501 2.7 1.6 28 $15,500
SLB (2 yrs) 64 286 -14 1 0 3 2 -8 -0.9 10 2 0.1 .486 .498 -0.1 0.5 -1 $5,500
NYY (1 yr) 30 92 -8 -0 0 0 1 -6 -0.8 3 -3 -0.4 .475 .495 -0.4 0.2 -3

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1910 NYY AL 23 SS 22 110 37 63 10 6 .909 4.55 .928 5.35
1912 WSH AL 25 3B 154 561 168 348 45 22 .920 3.35 .920 3.37 MVP-14
1913 WSH AL 26 3B 105 365 112 217 36 20 .901 3.13 .934 3.15
1914 WSH AL 27 3B 157 155 152 481 200 247 34 25 .929 2.85 .936 3.26 MVP-7
1915 WSH AL 28 3B 79 79 78 260 92 147 21 14 .919 3.03 .925 3.16
1915 WSH AL 28 2B 75 75 72 385 161 206 18 31 .953 4.89 .956 5.14
1916 WSH AL 29 3B 84 85 83 266 104 143 19 14 .929 2.94 .939 3.40
1916 WSH AL 29 2B 72 71 71 353 126 213 14 27 .960 4.71 .964 5.06
1917 WSH AL 30 3B 86 86 84 292 95 178 19 15 .935 3.17 .941 3.36
1917 WSH AL 30 2B 57 57 57 289 122 153 14 19 .952 4.82 .959 5.14
1918 WSH AL 31 3B 127 127 127 467 156 281 30 32 .936 3.44 .948 3.37
1918 WSH AL 31 2B 2 2 2 11 3 6 2 1 .818 4.50 .958 5.50
1919 WSH AL 32 3B 115 114 113 409 120 267 22 19 .946 3.37 .950 3.34
1920 BOS AL 33 3B 88 86 86 347 99 233 15 21 .957 3.77 .946 3.59
1920 BOS AL 33 2B 21 13 12 79 28 47 4 10 .949 3.57 .962 5.70
1921 BOS AL 34 3B 94 86 81 279 74 189 16 20 .943 2.80 .952 3.41
1921 BOS AL 34 2B 22 20 20 108 42 61 5 6 .954 4.68 .956 5.55
1922 TOT AL 35 3B 65 60 55 201 62 120 19 14 .905 2.80 .950 3.45
1922 BOS AL 35 3B 28 24 21 70 21 41 8 2 .886 2.21 .950 3.45
1922 BOS AL 35 SS 3 0 0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 1.67 .946 5.20
1922 SLB AL 35 3B 37 36 34 131 41 79 11 12 .916 3.24 .950 3.45
1923 SLB AL 36 2B 20 20 16 76 35 38 3 11 .961 3.65 .965 5.68
1923 SLB AL 36 3B 7 6 5 23 7 14 2 4 .913 3.00 .945 3.46
12 Seasons 3B 1161 884 864 3951 1289 2384 278 220 .930 3.16 .939 3.34
7 Seasons 2B 269 258 250 1301 517 724 60 105 .954 4.61 .960 5.24
2 Seasons SS 25 0 0 115 39 66 10 6 .913 4.20 .929 5.33
13 Seasons TOT 1455 1142 1114 5367 1845 3174 348 331 .935 3.45 .944 3.73
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1938 BBWAA ( 0.8%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1912 AL (14, 6%)
1914 AL (7, 17%)
0.23 Career Shares (711th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1912 AL  5.4 (8th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1912 AL  2.0 (2nd)
1919 AL  1.1 (6th)
1920 AL  1.1 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1912 AL  154 (2nd)
1914 AL  157 (3rd)
1915 AL  154 (8th)
1916 AL  158 (1st)
1918 AL  129 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1912 AL  618 (1st)
1914 AL  616 (1st)
1915 AL  618 (1st)
1916 AL  606 (2nd)
1918 AL  519 (1st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1912 AL  678 (4th)
1914 AL  687 (2nd)
1915 AL  676 (7th)
1916 AL  691 (4th)
1918 AL  576 (4th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1912 AL  98 (9th)
1914 AL  82 (9th)
1918 AL  70 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1912 AL  176 (9th)
1914 AL  174 (6th)
1915 AL  170 (7th)
1918 AL  147 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1912 AL  234 (10th)
1914 AL  216 (8th)
1915 AL  215 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1912 AL  34 (5th)
1915 AL  25 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1912 AL  131 (10th)
1914 AL  146 (2nd)
1915 AL  135 (5th)
1916 AL  125 (9th)
1918 AL  131 (2nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1914 AL  74 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1912 AL  45 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1914 AL  236 (7th)
1916 AL  225 (10th)
1918 AL  191 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1915 AL  20.6 (7th)
1916 AL  23.3 (5th)
1917 AL  24.1 (8th)
1918 AL  26.0 (10th)
1919 AL  22.8 (10th)
Career  17.9 (170th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1912 AL  459 (5th)
1914 AL  466 (5th)
1915 AL  462 (8th)
1916 AL  476 (3rd)
1917 AL  442 (3rd)
1918 AL  384 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1912 AL  154 (1st)
1913 AL  105 (5th)
1914 AL  157 (1st)
1918 AL  127 (1st)
1920 AL  88 (4th)
Career  1,161 (77th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1912 AL  168 (3rd)
1914 AL  200 (3rd)
1918 AL  156 (3rd)
Career  1,289 (58th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1912 AL  348 (1st)
1913 AL  217 (5th)
1914 AL  247 (5th)
1915 AL  147 (5th)
1918 AL  281 (3rd)
1919 AL  267 (4th)
1920 AL  233 (4th)
Career  2,384 (69th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1912 AL  45 (2nd)
1913 AL  36 (2nd)
1914 AL  34 (2nd)
1915 AL  21 (4th)
1918 AL  30 (1st)
1919 AL  22 (4th)
1922 AL  19 (3rd)
Career  278 (38th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1912 AL  22 (2nd)
1913 AL  20 (3rd)
1914 AL  25 (1st)
1915 AL  14 (5th)
1918 AL  32 (3rd)
1919 AL  19 (4th)
1920 AL  21 (3rd)
1921 AL  20 (4th)
Career  220 (62nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1912 AL  3.35 (3rd)
1913 AL  3.13 (4th)
1915 AL  3.03 (4th)
1918 AL  3.44 (4th)
1919 AL  3.37 (3rd)
1920 AL  3.77 (2nd)
Career  3.16 (54th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1912 AL  .920 (4th)
1913 AL  .901 (5th)
1918 AL  .936 (3rd)
1919 AL  .946 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1921 AL  born 1887-02-13 (9th)
1923 AL  born 1887-02-13 (8th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 5 (390), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 35 (712), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1345), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (91st), 24.1 career WAR/21.1 7yr-peak WAR/22.6 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1920 33 Boston Red Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1921 34 Boston Red Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1922 35 Boston Red Sox $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts BOS/SLB
1923 36 St. Louis Browns $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$21,000
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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Name and misspellings: Edward Cunningham Eddie eddy edward Kid Foster

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