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Pop Foster

Clarence Francis Foster

Positions: Outfielder, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8"

Born: April 8, 1878 in New Haven, CT
High School: New Haven HS (New Haven, CT)
School: New York University (New York, NY) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1898 (Age 20.158)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1899 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Senators/WhiteSox 1898-1901

Final Game: September 27, 1901 (Age 23.172)
Died: April 16, 1944 in Princeton, NJ
Buried: Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, NJ
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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
1898 20 NYG NL 32 113 112 10 30 6 1 0 9 0 0 15 .268 .268 .339 .607 76 38 0 1 O5/6
1899 21 NYG NL 84 328 301 48 89 9 7 3 57 7 20 29 .296 .348 .402 .750 108 121 4 3 O/56
1900 22 NYG NL 31 96 84 19 22 3 1 0 11 0 11 12 .262 .347 .321 .669 89 27 0 1 O/64
1901 23 TOT AL 115 477 427 69 119 18 11 7 60 10 45 52 .279 .353 .422 .774 115 180 4 1 *O/6
1901 23 WSH AL 103 438 392 65 109 16 9 6 54 10 41 42 .278 .352 .411 .763 112 161 4 1 *O/6
1901 23 CHW AL 12 39 35 4 10 2 2 1 6 0 4 10 .286 .359 .543 .902 150 19 0 0 /O
4 Yrs 262 1014 924 146 260 36 20 10 137 17 76 108 .281 .341 .396 .737 106 366 8 6
162 Game Avg. 162 627 571 90 161 22 12 6 85 11 47 67 .281 .341 .396 .737 106 226 5 4
NYG (3 yrs) 147 537 497 77 141 18 9 3 77 7 31 56 .284 .331 .374 .705 98 186 4 5
WSH (1 yr) 103 438 392 65 109 16 9 6 54 10 41 42 .278 .352 .411 .763 112 161 4 1
CHW (1 yr) 12 39 35 4 10 2 2 1 6 0 4 10 .286 .359 .543 .902 150 19 0 0
AL (1 yr) 115 477 427 69 119 18 11 7 60 10 45 52 .279 .353 .422 .774 115 180 4 1
NL (3 yrs) 147 537 497 77 141 18 9 3 77 7 31 56 .284 .331 .374 .705 98 186 4 5

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
1898 20 NYG NL 32 113 -5 0 0 -2 -1 -7 -0.7 4 -3 -0.3 .479 .496 -0.1 -0.3 -1 O5/6
1899 21 NYG NL 84 328 2 -1 0 -4 -5 -7 -0.7 11 4 0.4 .492 .496 0.8 -0.8 8 O/56
1900 22 NYG NL 31 96 -1 0 0 1 -0 0 0.0 3 4 0.3 .501 .500 0.2 0.1 2 O/64
1901 23 WSH AL 103 438 6 -1 0 1 -5 1 0.1 16 17 1.6 .501 .501 1.5 -0.4 16 *O/6
1901 23 CHW AL 12 39 2 0 0 -1 -1 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.2 -0.1 3 /O
4 Seasons 262 1014 4 -0 0 -5 -12 -13 -1.3 35 23 2.3 .495 .498 2.8 -1.5 28
NYG (3 yrs) 147 537 -3 0 0 -5 -6 -14 -1.4 18 4 0.5 .491 .497 1.0 -1.0 9
WSH (1 yr) 103 438 6 -1 0 1 -5 1 0.1 16 17 1.6 .501 .501 1.5 -0.4 16
CHW (1 yr) 12 39 2 0 0 -1 -1 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.2 -0.1 3

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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 G Awards
1898 NYG NL 20 OF 21 30 28 1 1 0 .967 1.38 .937 2.08 17-0-4
1898 NYG NL 20 3B 10 32 7 18 7 1 .781 2.50 .902 3.48
1898 NYG NL 20 SS 2 11 2 6 3 0 .727 4.00 .913 5.65
1899 NYG NL 21 OF 84 117 103 8 6 3 .949 1.32 .944 2.15 1-0-84
1899 NYG NL 21 3B 1 4 2 1 1 0 .750 3.00 .902 3.60
1899 NYG NL 21 SS 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .910 5.70
1900 NYG NL 22 OF 12 17 16 1 0 1 1.000 1.42 .940 2.17 1-0-11
1900 NYG NL 22 SS 7 45 11 28 6 3 .867 5.57 .922 5.87
1900 NYG NL 22 2B 5 27 6 18 3 0 .889 4.80 .938 5.28
1901 TOT AL 23 OF 111 237 209 10 18 1 .924 1.97 .931 2.03 102-0-9
1901 WSH AL 23 OF 102 226 200 9 17 1 .925 2.05 .931 2.03 102-0-0
1901 WSH AL 23 SS 2 8 0 8 0 0 1.000 4.00 .898 5.35
1901 CHW AL 23 OF 9 11 9 1 1 0 .909 1.11 .931 2.03 0-0-9
4 Seasons OF 228 401 356 20 25 5 .938 1.65 .936 2.09 121-0-108
4 Seasons SS 12 65 14 42 9 3 .862 4.67 .917 5.73
2 Seasons 3B 11 36 9 19 8 1 .778 2.55 .902 3.49
1 Season 2B 5 27 6 18 3 0 .889 4.80 .938 5.28
4 Seasons TOT 256 529 385 99 45 9 .915 1.89 .931 2.38 121-0-108
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

Home Runs s c a p y
1901 AL  7 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1901 AL  52 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1901 AL  61.0 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1898 NL  born 1878-04-08 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1903), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Left Field (394th), 2.3 career WAR/2.3 7yr-peak WAR/2.3 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Clarence Francis Pop Foster

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