Rube Foster

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Note: This page links to Hall of Famer and former Negro Leaguer Andrew "Rube" Foster. For the pitcher named George "Rube" Foster who played from 1913 to 1917, click here.

Foster at the 1924 Negro League World Series

Andrew Foster

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.

Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1981

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Biographical Information[edit]

The half-brother of Bill Foster, Rube Foster was a pitcher, manager, and executive in the Negro Leagues. He was one of the founders of the Negro National League. Quote: "(Foster is) the most finished product I've ever seen in the pitcher's box." Frank Chance.

He played for the Otsego Independents, Otsego, Michigan - a 'white' semi-pro team in the Michigan State League, in 1902 before signing with the Cuban X-Giants late in that season.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Matt Kelly: "Rube Foster: The Father of Black Baseball", "The Negro Leagues", [1]
  • Larry Lester: Rube Foster in His Time: On the Field and in the papers with Black Baseball's Greatest Visionary, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2012. ISBN 978-0-7864-3927-0
  • Matt Monagan: "Rube Foster once staged 11-bunt comeback - Including six straight suicide squeezes",, September 8, 2020. [2]

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