Bill Foster

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William Hendrick Foster
(Willie)

  • Bats Both, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 195 lb.

Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1996

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Biographical Information[edit]

Lefthander Bill Foster was the stepbrother of Negro Leagues star Rube Foster and a great pitcher in his own right. Quote: "Bill Foster was my star pitcher, the greatest pitcher of our time, not even barring Satchel. Rube taught him, I didn't teach him. The art of pitching he learned from Rube." - Dave Malarcher from the book Voices from the Great Black Baseball Leagues.

Foster later became dean of men and baseball coach at Alcorn State University in 1960.

Related Sites[edit]

Negro Leagues eMuseum