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Full Name: George Foster Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 5' 7.5"/170 First Game: April 10, 1913
Birthdate: January 5, 1888 Final Game: September 29, 1917
Birthplace: Lehigh, Oklahoma MLB Experience: 5 years
Died: March 1, 1976
Deathplace: Bokoshe, Oklahoma
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981


Biography

Born on January 5, 1888 in Lehigh, Oklahoma, Rube Foster (George Foster) played for the Boston Red Sox for his entire 5 year career. Foster broke into the bigs on April 10, 1913 with the Boston Red Sox, and put up a 3.16 ERA in 68.1 innings pitched in 1913, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Rube Foster's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1915, when he posted a 2.11 ERA, won 19 games and struck out 82 batters. However, others believe that it was 1914, when he posted a 1.70 ERA, won 14 games and struck out 89 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1913 BOS A 19 8 3 4 3.16 36 35 24 4 1 0 68.1 64 1 28 0 3 4
1914 BOS A 32 27 14 8 1.70 89 68 40 17 5 0 211.2 164 2 52 0 1 7
1915 BOS A 37 33 19 8 2.11 82 83 60 21 5 1 255.1 217 3 86 0 5 10
1916 BOS A 33 19 14 7 3.06 53 73 62 9 3 2 182.1 173 0 86 0 5 4
1917 BOS A 17 16 8 7 2.53 34 45 35 9 1 0 124.2 108 0 53 0 5 4
Total 138 103 58 34 2.36 294 304 221 60 15 3 842.1 726 6 305 0 19 29

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1913 BOS A P 19 0 0 5 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1914 BOS A P 32 0 0 18 56 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1915 BOS A P 37 0 0 18 77 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1916 BOS A P 33 0 0 16 57 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1916 BOS A OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1917 BOS A P 17 0 0 14 38 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .963
Total OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total P 138 0 0 71 244 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 .969

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1913 BOS A 19 21 0 2 0 3 .095 .136 .095 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0
1914 BOS A 32 63 4 11 0 1 .175 .224 .190 1 0 4 14 0 5 1 0 0
1915 BOS A 40 83 10 23 1 9 .277 .326 .398 7 0 6 18 0 9 0 0 0
1916 BOS A 38 62 3 11 0 2 .177 .215 .226 3 0 3 10 0 2 0 0 0
1917 BOS A 17 41 2 11 0 4 .268 .302 .317 2 0 2 10 0 3 0 0 0
Total 146 270 19 58 1 19 .215 .259 .274 13 0 16 59 0 19 1 0 0

Transactions

  • Traded by Boston Red Sox to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Dave Shean (April 1, 1918); Rube Foster refused to report to Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox sent cash (April 1, 1918) to complete trade.

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