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Stars of the Negro Baseball League - Digital Archive - Alexander Boeck

This guide provides brief biographies as well as inks to additional biographical information for some of the stars of the Negro League (baseball)

Rube Foster

          

             

Andrew “Rube” Foster was the founder of the Negro National League. He was put into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. He played in a semi-integrated baseball league where he played 16 seasons. During this time he had the record of 50-18. He had an ERA of 2.25 and a total of 369 Strikeouts. He is known to be the inventor of the Screwball. Rube Foster was the founder of the Negro League. One of his best and favorite players that he had managed was Bill Foster. Bill Foster was his half-brother and a pitcher. Bill was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

     
    

Rube Foster was also the manager of the Chicago American Giants for seven years and during that time they won four championships in the western division of the league and won the Negro World Series in Rube's final season as the manager for Chicago. He owned the Chicago American Giants from the beginning of the league to the year he died in 1930. Joe Green, who was a player, manager, and owner in the Negro League once said “When Rube Foster died, negro baseball died with him.”