Rube Foster


Rube_Foster_1924To close out African American History Month, let’s remember Rube Foster, the founder of the Negro National League. Born in 1879, Foster began his playing career with the Fort Worth Yellow Jackets in 1897. He would go on to play with the Chicago Union Giants, the Cuban X-Giants, the Philadelphia Giants, the Leland Giants, and the Chicago American Giants. in 1910, Foster became player/owner/manager of the Leland Giants, which were renamed the Chicago American Giants the next year. Below are just a few of his pitching stats from Baseball Reference.

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Year Age Team League Lev W L ERA
1905 25 Cuban X Giants CNCS Fgn 2 2 1.85
1906 26 Fe CUGL Fgn 9 6 2.17
1907 27 Habana CUGL Fgn 5 3 2.28
1910 30 Chicago CNCS Fgn 3 1 1.86
1911 31 Fe CUNL Fgn 0 0 8.31
1914 34 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 5 4 2.48
1915 35 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 2 2 4.05
1916 36 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 1 1 1
1917 37 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 2 1 3.33
NLB (8 seasons) NLB 29 20 2.44
All Levels (9 Seasons) 29 20 2.5

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