Rube Foster

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Birthdate9/17/1879
Death Date12/9/1930
Debut Year1902
Year of Induction1981
Teams Negro Leagues
Positions Executive, Innovator, Owner

Rube Foster was a pitcher, manager, executive and owner in the Negro Leagues. He is often called, “The Father of Black Baseball”.

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Hall of Fame plaque of

Hall of Fame plaque of "The Father of Black Baseball"

The autograph of Rube Foster remains one of the most difficult and elusive to obtain. Born in the decade following the end of the US Civil War, Foster died at age 51 in 1930. Elected to the Hall in 1981, Foster was the first Negro League related person inducted as a pioneer or executive. The US Pos
Buck O'Neil lists Rube Foster as the manager on his All Time Negro League team

Buck O'Neil lists Rube Foster as the manager on his All Time Negro League team

Hall of Fame voters recognized Rube Foster as worthy of induction into Cooperstown. The legendary Buck O’Neil also lists Foster as his manager on his All Time Negro League All Stars. A quick glance down the list finds it peppered with other Hall of Fame players.

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