Bill Foster

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Baseball | Coaching

Bill Foster Mississippi Hall of Fame Inductee

Bill Foster Stats, Bio

Born: June 12, 1904

Hometown: Calvert, TX

Year Induction: 2003

Deceased : September 16, 1978

College Career

Alcorn State, Lorman, Mississippi

Professional Career

Professional baseball

  • Famed Negro League pitcher who earned 1996 induction into National Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Career record of 143-69 with an earned run average of 2.40
  • Two-time All-Star 1933, 1934
  • Pitched the Chicago American Giants to Negro League World Series championship in 1926-27
  • In 1926, Foster won 23 straight decisions and 26 games overall
  • Pitched shutouts in both ends of a doubleheader on the last day of regular season to put Giants in the 1926 World Series.

Coaching Career

Returned to Alcorn State as baseball coach and Dean of Men from 1960 to 1977.

Did You Know?

Bill’s mother died when he was 4 years old and he was raised by his grandparents in Rodney, MS. He was not only a dominating left-handed pitcher, but an accomplished switch-hitter.

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