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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.
Andrew Bishop Foster
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 230 lb.
- High School Calvert High School
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 and won the league's first-three pennants as manager of the Chicago American Giants. Quote: "(Foster is) the most finished product I've ever seen in the pitcher's box." Frank Chance.
- NNL Pennants: 3 (1920-1922)
- Baseball Hall of Fame: Class of 1981
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1920||Chicago American Giants||Negro National League||49-21||1st||Chicago American Giants||League Champs|
|1921||Chicago American Giants||Negro National League||55-29||1st||Chicago American Giants||League Champs|
|1922||Chicago American Giants||Negro National League||45-31||3rd||Chicago American Giants||League Champs|
|1923||Chicago American Giants||Negro National League||48-29||2nd||Chicago American Giants|
|1924||Chicago American Giants||Negro National League||55-27||2nd||Chicago American Giants|
|1925||Chicago American Giants||Negro National League||57-41||3rdd||Chicago American Giants|
|1926||Chicago American Giants||Negro National League||27-17||--||Chicago American Giants||Replaced by Dave Malarcher|
- Matt Kelly: "Rube Foster: The Father of Black Baseball", "The Negro Leagues", mlb.com 
- 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
- Jerry Malloy: "Rube Foster and Black Baseball in Chicago", in Sean Forman and Cecilia M. Tan, eds.: The Negro Leagues Are Major Leagues: Essays and Research for Overdue Recognition, Baseball-Reference and SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2021, pp. 105-111. ISBN ISBN 978-1-970159-63-9
- Matt Monagan: "Rube Foster once staged 11-bunt comeback - Including six straight suicide squeezes", mlb.com, September 8, 2020.