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George FosterTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1968-1986 MLB Years: 1969-1986
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Played in Japan
Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsOF-1880, DH-3, 1B-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameGeorge Arthur Foster
Height6-1Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 1,1948 [69.202]PlaceTuscaloosa,Alabama
High SchoolLeuzinger (Lawndale,CA)
CollegeEl Camino College (Torrance,CA)

DraftedSelected by the San Francisco Giants [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (55th overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsGeorge Genovese
MLB DebutSeptember 10,1969 [20.283]
OrganizationsCIN [11] NYN [5] SFN [4] CHA [1] Awards12Awards Voting5-796
TBC Player ID11524Retrosheet IDfostg001MLBAM ID114333
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed49Power88Contact31XBH81RBIs88Runs65Hitting70Durability57Team.559Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1968MedfordNwstA--1972253477095330000000000.277.277.387.6649817253.268.110.111.3000.000.000.001.1984.3324.29
1969FresnoCalifA+-2012144968144581485000000000.321.321.461.78220727449.299.140.140.3510.000.000.003.1232.0718.75
1969San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14of2095120001000100000.400.400.400.800205.500.000.000.3650.0020.000.000.000.000.00
1970PhoenixPCLAAA-2111440354124186866000000000.308.308.442.75017832403.294.134.134.3320.000.000.001.9950.3825.81
1970San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14of21919261114002500011.316.381.6321.01312321.385.316.421.4259.5223.812.504.7619.0050.00
1971San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14of2236105112850380162700114.267.304.400.704428112.329.133.181.3165.3624.114.502.6835.0028.57
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin15of2210436839861841050762393713216.234.289.386.67514232402.284.152.217.3065.7223.134.042.4936.8037.21
1971Totals for NL-NL         1404735011423413587729120714320.241.292.389.68118440514.294.148.209.3085.6423.354.142.5336.3835.09
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin15of23591451529412122154410116.200.230.283.513417152.270.083.124.2333.2928.958.801.3272.5024.14
1973IndianapolisAmerAAA-24134496771302611560000000000.262.262.409.67120342496.239.147.147.3000.000.000.003.0233.0732.31
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin15of2417396113049014700001.282.349.6671.01626743.250.385.462.4449.3016.281.759.309.7563.64
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin15of25106276317318074132305242258.264.343.406.74911225314.301.142.254.3409.5516.561.732.2339.4334.25
1975Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin15of261344637113924423782140733051114.300.356.518.87424051511.312.218.307.3867.8314.291.834.5020.1336.69
1976Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin15of2714456286172219291211735289409411.306.364.530.89429859627.316.224.342.4028.2914.191.714.6319.3834.30
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin15of281586151241973125214964611075081017.320.382.6311.01338885689.313.311.413.4308.8515.531.757.5511.8343.15
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin15of29158604971702674012044701387061618.281.360.546.90633073687.301.265.381.39510.1920.091.975.8215.1042.94
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin15of301214406813318330980259105303711.302.386.561.94724751505.334.259.389.41011.6820.791.785.9414.6738.35
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin15of311445287914421525931075991041414.273.362.473.83525051608.292.200.345.36612.3416.281.324.1121.1235.42
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin15of32108414641222322290405175304512.295.373.519.89221547472.312.224.357.39910.8115.891.474.6618.8238.52
1982New York MetsNLMLBnyn15of331515506413623213701150123206913.247.309.367.67620238608.293.120.211.3008.2220.232.462.1442.3127.94
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn15of341576017414519228901138111404519.241.289.419.70825249647.251.178.241.3125.8717.162.924.3321.4633.79
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn15of351465536714922124862230122606914.269.311.443.75424547595.303.174.228.3305.0420.504.074.0323.0431.54
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn15of3612945257119241217701468720458.263.331.460.79120846504.282.197.296.3469.1317.261.894.1721.5238.66
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn15of3772233285361133811215300217.227.289.429.71810020256.237.202.292.3158.2020.702.525.0817.9237.74
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha15of3715512110214003800002.216.259.353.61218354.238.137.196.2725.5614.812.671.8551.0027.27
1986Totals for MLB-MLB         87284306463144211246100219.225.284.415.69911823310.237.190.275.3087.7419.682.544.5220.2935.94
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter1977702398619253074734812395131666141952368106196.274.338.480.81833707027812.296.206.303.0008.5318.162.134.4520.1836.47
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter4411601246468582040241000000000.292.292.428.7206861181601.274.136.136.0000.000.000.002.5040.0325.21
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter24889913125444723126000000000.283.283.424.70738174899.264.141.141.0000.000.000.002.5639.0929.13
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12144968144581485000000000.321.321.461.78220727449.299.140.140.0000.000.000.003.1232.0718.75
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter72253477095330000000000.277.277.387.6649817253.268.110.111.0000.000.000.001.1984.3324.29
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter1253445468012762073724486146244708823834575128.286.356.514.87022894885010.306.228.338.0009.3817.601.884.8718.2538.24
New York Mets Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter65523892906029479936156185496140222961.252.307.422.72910072002610.277.170.247.0007.0919.002.683.7924.1333.22
San Francisco Giants Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter541291436614130183300125.279.319.434.7535611138.344.155.209.0005.8023.914.132.9032.2530.56
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter15512110214003800002.216.259.353.61218354.238.137.196.0005.5614.812.671.8551.0027.27
Average MLB - Per 162 games16257581158254291024355116406916.274.338.480.81827658640.296.206.303.0008.5318.162.134.4520.1836.47
Average Minor - Per 162 games162588901722171589000000000.292.292.428.72025243588.274.136.136.0000.000.000.002.5040.0325.21

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1969San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn20OF8--3---331.0000.38------988.94.9
1970San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn21OF7--10---10101.0001.43------977.84.3
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22OF102--267843279275.9862.70------10498.163.0
1971San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn22OF30--4811-5049.9801.63------3683.318.5
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23OF47-318711217472.9731.530.23-----5979.730.5
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24OF13-86191-120201.0001.540.23-----1776.58.0
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25OF98--172221176174.9891.78------10692.560.5
1975Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26OF125--2991133313310.9902.48------13493.377.2
1975Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin261B1---------------1340.70.6
1976Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27OF142--322923333331.9942.33------14498.687.7
1976Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin271B1---------------1440.70.6
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28OF158--3521231367364.9922.30------158100.097.5
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29OF157--31910101339329.9712.10------15899.497.5
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30OF116--214741225221.9821.91------12195.972.0
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31OF141--295611302301.9972.13------14497.987.0
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32OF108--224821234232.9912.15------108100.0100.0
1982New York MetsNLMLBnyn33OF138--2891284309301.9742.18------15191.485.2
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn34OF153--3141243330326.9882.13------15797.594.4
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn35OF141--278671291284.9762.01------14696.687.0
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn36OF123--198752210205.9761.67------12995.375.9
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn37OF62--96441104100.9621.61------7286.138.3
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37OF11--192--21211.0001.91------1573.36.8
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37DH3---------------1520.01.9
MLB Totals for OF - 18 season(s)-   OF1880-4043809119622839903928.9842.099.72-----18800.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH3---------------30.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B2---------------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1969San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn20---------8-
1970San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn21---------7-
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22---------102-
1971San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn22---------30-
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23---------47-
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24---------13-
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25---------98-
1975Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26--1------125-
1976Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27--1------142-
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28---------158-
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29---------157-
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30---------116-
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31---------141-
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32---------108-
1982New York MetsNLMLBnyn33---------138-
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn34---------153-
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn35---------141-
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn36---------123-
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn37---------62-
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37---------113

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1975Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB26311340000101200000.364.417.364.7814012.444.000.1828.3316.672.000.000.000.00
1975Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB26729181002101100000.276.300.310.6109130.286.034.1033.333.331.000.000.0012.50
1976Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB27312220024000400000.167.167.667.8348212.000.500.5000.0033.330.0016.676.00100.00
1976Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB27414361004002300000.429.500.5001.0007116.545.071.21412.5018.751.500.000.0016.67
1979Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB30310120012004300000.200.429.500.9295114.167.300.70028.5721.430.757.1410.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 4 yrs1033780036105900000.242.342.515.85717338.238.273.45513.1623.681.807.8911.0037.50
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs11434142006103400000.326.370.372.74216246.359.046.1406.528.701.330.000.0014.29

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1998Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin49Roving Hitting Instructor1627785.47525.04Jack McKeon
1999Durham BullsILAAAMinortba50Hitting Coach1438360.580--1Billy EversLost in Finals
2010Orix BuffaloesJap PacIntlIntl-61Scout Advisor1406971.4937.55None listed
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [12]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1976MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player ... NL Player of the Month (May) ... NL Player of the Month (July)3
1977National League Most Valuable Player ... NL Player of the Month (August) ... NL Player of the Month (June)3
1979NL Player of the Month (April) ... NL Player of the Month (June)2
1980National League Player of the Week (August 25-August 31)1
1981NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)1
1983National League Player of the Week (May 2-May 8)1
1986National League Player of the Week (June 2-June 8)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1986-09-07Released by White Sox. 
1986-08-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1986-08-07Released by Mets. 
1982-02-10TradeTraded by Reds to Mets for Greg Harris, Jim Kern and Alex Trevino. 
1971-05-29TradeTraded by Giants to Reds for Vern Geishert and Frank Duffy. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985New York MetsTeam Payroll361,942,857-32100++370,78060,0001,942,857
1986Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll372,800,000-11100++386,34760,0004,742,857
1986New York MetsTeam Payroll372,800,000-11100++386,34760,0004,742,857
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red