Willie Foster

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Birthdate 6/12/1904
Death Date 9/16/1978
Debut Year 1923
Year of Induction 1996
Teams Negro Leagues
Position Pitcher

Hall of Fame left-hander Bill Foster was a two-time All Star and two-time Negro League Champion who compiled a 143-69 lifetime record.

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In the collection:

Insurance card filled out and signed by Bill Foster

Insurance card filled out and signed by Bill Foster

The younger half-brother of Negro Leagues legend and founder Andrew “Rube” Foster, Bill Foster was a tall left-handed pitcher who played from 1923-37. In the collection is an insurance card filled out and signed by Foster who died in 1978, long before interest in the Negro Leagues was revitalized.
Reverse of the insurance card with more of Foster's writing

Reverse of the insurance card with more of Foster's writing

The 1926 season and postseason may have been Foster’s finest. He won 26 straight games before the playoffs then won both ends of a doubleheader to propel his American Giants to the Negro League World Series. There Foster won two games, pitched in two
Buck O'Neil lists Bill Foster on the LHP on his All Time Negro League team

Buck O'Neil lists Bill Foster on the LHP on his All Time Negro League team

Hall of Fame voters recognized Bill Foster as one of the greatest pitchers to play the game. The legendary Buck O’Neil also lists Foster as his left-handed pitcher on his All Time Negro League All Stars. A quick glance down the list finds it peppered with other Hall of Fame

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