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George Foster George Foster
Full name: George Arthur Foster
Born: December 1, 1948, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
First Game: September 10, 1969; Final Game: September 6, 1986
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 6' 1.5" Weight: 180
NL MVP (1977)
All Star MVP (1976)
TSN NL Player of the Year (1976 to 1977)
OF on TSN NL All-Star Team (1976 to 1978 and 1981)
NL Silver Slugger as OF (1981)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1969 SF  N Daily Splits    9     5    1    2   0   0   0    1    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .400  .400  .400   0.0 1969 SF  N
1970 SF  N Daily Splits    9    19    2    6   1   1   1    4    2   1    5   0   0   0   0   1   1    0   0  .316  .381  .632   0.1 1970 SF  N
1971 SF  N Daily Splits   36   105   11   28   5   0   3    8    6   1   27   0   0   1   0   2   4    0   1  .267  .304  .400  -0.4 1971 SF  N
1971 CIN N Daily Splits  104   368   39   86  18   4  10   50   23   2   93   7   1   3   0   7i 16    7   6  .234  .289  .386  -0.3 1971 CIN N
1971 TOT N               140   473   50  114  23   4  13   58   29   3  120   7   1   4   0   9i 20    7   7  .241  .292  .389  -0.7 1971 TOT N
1972 CIN N Daily Splits   59   145   15   29   4   1   2   12    5   1   44   1   0   1   0   3i  6    2   1  .200  .230  .283  -1.5 1972 CIN N
1973 CIN N Daily Splits   17    39    6   11   3   0   4    9    4   0    7   0   0   0   0   2   1    0   1  .282  .349  .667   0.3 1973 CIN N
1974 CIN N Daily Splits  106   276   31   73  18   0   7   41   30   5   52   4   2   2   0   6   8    3   2  .264  .343  .406   0.0 1974 CIN N
1975 CIN N Daily Splits  134   463   71  139  24   4  23   78   40  11   73   3   0   5   0   4  14    2   1  .300  .356  .518   2.7 1975 CIN N
1976 CIN N Daily Splits  144   562   86  172  21   9  29  121   52   4   89   4   0   9   0   8  11   17   3  .306  .364  .530   3.6 1976 CIN N
1977 CIN N Daily Splits  158   615  124  197  31   2  52  149   61  10  107   5   0   8   0   8  17    6   4  .320  .382  .631   5.9 1977 CIN N
1978 CIN N Daily Splits  158   604   97  170  26   7  40  120   70  16  138   7   0   6   0   8  18    4   4  .281  .360  .546   3.3 1978 CIN N
1979 CIN N Daily Splits  121   440   68  133  18   3  30   98   59   7  105   3   0   3   0   8  11    0   2  .302  .386  .561   2.6 1979 CIN N
1980 CIN N Daily Splits  144   528   79  144  21   5  25   93   75  14   99   1   0   4   0   9  14    1   0  .273  .362  .473   2.1 1980 CIN N
1981 CIN N Daily Splits  108   414   64  122  23   2  22   90   51   5   75   3   0   4   0   6  12    4   0  .295  .373  .519   2.7 1981 CIN N
1982 NY  N Daily Splits  151   550   64  136  23   2  13   70   50   9  123   2   0   6   0   8  13    1   1  .247  .309  .367  -0.8 1982 NY  N
1983 NY  N Daily Splits  157   601   74  145  19   2  28   90   38   5  111   4   0   4   0   9  19    1   1  .241  .289  .419  -1.2 1983 NY  N
1984 NY  N Daily Splits  146   553   67  149  22   1  24   86   30   9  122   6   0   6   0   7  14    2   2  .269  .311  .443   0.2 1984 NY  N
1985 NY  N Daily Splits  129   452   57  119  24   1  21   77   46   5   87   2   0   4   0   5   8    0   1  .263  .331  .460   0.2 1985 NY  N
1986 NY  N Daily Splits   72   233   28   53   6   1  13   38   21   1   53   0   0   2   0   7   7    1   1  .227  .289  .429  -0.7 1986 NY  N
1986 CHI A Daily Splits   15    51    2   11   0   2   1    4    3   0    8   0   0   0   0   0   2    0   0  .216  .259  .353  -0.3 1986 CHI A
1986 Total                87   284   30   64   6   3  14   42   24   1   61   0   0   2   0   7   9    1   1  .225  .284  .415  -1.0 1986 Total
Total NL                1962  6972  984 1914 307  45 347 1235  663 106 1411  52   3  68   0 108i194   51  31  .275  .339  .481  18.8 Total NL        
Total AL                  15    51    2   11   0   2   1    4    3   0    8   0   0   0   0   0   2    0   0  .216  .259  .353  -0.3 Total AL        
Total            Splits 1977  7023  986 1925 307  47 348 1239  666 106 1419  52   3  68   0 108i196   51  31  .274  .338  .480  18.5 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
i - incomplete
League Championship Series Batting RecordLeague Championship Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1972 CIN N Daily Splits    1     0    1    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1972 CIN N
1975 CIN N Daily Splits    3    11    3    4   0   0   0    0    1   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   1    1   0  .364  .417  .364 1975 CIN N
1976 CIN N Daily Splits    3    12    2    2   0   0   2    4    0   0    4   0   0   1   0   0   0    0   0  .167  .154  .667 1976 CIN N
1979 CIN N Daily Splits    3    10    1    2   0   0   1    2    4   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .200  .429  .500 1979 CIN N
Total            Splits   10    33    7    8   0   0   3    6    5   0    9   0   0   1   0   0   1    1   0  .242  .333  .515 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1972 CIN N Daily           2     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1972 CIN N
1975 CIN N Daily Splits    7    29    1    8   1   0   0    2    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   1   0    1   1  .276  .300  .310 1975 CIN N
1976 CIN N Daily Splits    4    14    3    6   1   0   0    4    2   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   2  .429  .500  .500 1976 CIN N
Total            Splits   13    43    4   14   2   0   0    6    3   0    4   0   0   0   0   1   0    1   3  .326  .370  .372 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1976 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    1    1   0   0   1    3    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .333 1.333 1976 NL   
1977 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    1    1   1   0   0    1    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .333  .667 1977 NL   
1978 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    1    0   0   0   0    0    2   1    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .500  .000 1978 NL   
1979 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    1   1   0   0    1    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0 1.000 1.000 2.000 1979 NL   
1981 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1981 NL   
Total            Splits    5    11    3    3   2   0   1    5    2   1    2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .273  .385  .727 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1969 SF  N Daily  OF    8    0    0    17.1     3    0    0    0   0 1.000     8    0    0 
1969 SF  N        LF    8    0    0    17.1     3    0    0    0   0 1.000
1970 SF  N Daily  OF    7    5    3    46      10    0    0    0   0 1.000     6    0    1 
1970 SF  N        LF    6    4    3    39       7    0    0    0   0 1.000
1970 SF  N        RF    1    1    0     7       3    0    0    0   0 1.000
1971 SF  N Daily  OF   30   24   22   239      48    1    1    0   0  .980    25    0    6 
1971 SF  N        LF   25   19   18   193      37    1    1    0   0  .974
1971 SF  N        RF    6    5    4    46      11    0    0    0   0 1.000
1971 CIN N Daily  OF  102   99   95   869.1   267    8    4    3   0  .986     1  100    1 
1971 CIN N        CF  100   98   94   853.1   261    7    4    3i  0  .985
1971 CIN N        LF    1    1    1     8       4    0    0    0   0 1.000
1971 CIN N        RF    1    0    0     8       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1971 TOT N        LF   26   20   19   201      41    1    1    0   0  .977
1971 TOT N        RF    7    5    4    54      12    0    0    0   0 1.000
1971 TOT N        OF  132  123  117  1108.1   315    9    5    3   0  .985    26  100    7 
1972 CIN N Daily  OF   47   31   26   318.2    71    1    2    1   0  .973     1    1   45 
1972 CIN N        RF   45   30   25   309.2    68    1    2    1   0  .972
1972 CIN N        LF    1    0    0     1       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1972 CIN N        CF    1    1    1     8       3    0    0    0   0 1.000
1973 CIN N Daily  OF   13    9    5    86      19    1    0    1   0 1.000     1   11    5 
1973 CIN N        CF   11    8    4    72      17    1    0    1   0 1.000
1973 CIN N        RF    5    1    1    13       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1973 CIN N        LF    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -
1974 CIN N Daily  OF   97   65   36   676     172    2    2    1   0  .989     6   45   71 
1974 CIN N        RF   71   23   22   348.1    70    0    1    0   0  .986
1974 CIN N        CF   45   42   14   314.2   101    3    1    1   0  .990
1974 CIN N        LF    6    0    0    13       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1975 CIN N Daily  OF  125  117   94  1053.2   299   11    3    3   0  .990    96   32   17 
1975 CIN N        LF   96   81   75   737.2   190    9    1    2   0  .995
1975 CIN N        CF   32   30   13   238      99    2    2    1   0  .981
1975 CIN N        RF   17    6    6    78      12    0    0    0   0 1.000
1975 CIN N        1B    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0     -
1976 CIN N Daily  OF  142  136   97  1229.1   322    9    2    3   0  .994   115   37   23 
1976 CIN N        LF  115   79   72   805.1   196    3    1    2   0  .995
1976 CIN N        CF   37   34   14   255      95    3    0    0   0 1.000
1976 CIN N        RF   23   23   11   169      34    3    1    1   0  .974
1976 CIN N        1B    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -
1977 CIN N Daily  OF  158  158  133  1392.1   352   12    3    1   0  .992   143   37    0 
1977 CIN N        LF  143  127  118  1146.1   276   10    3    1   0  .990
1977 CIN N        CF   37   31   15   246      71    2    0    0   0 1.000
1978 CIN N Daily  OF  157  157  142  1403.2   319   10   10    1   0  .971   154   11    0 
1978 CIN N        LF  154  151  139  1344.1   310   10    9    1   0  .973
1978 CIN N        CF   11    6    3    59.1    16    0    1    0   0  .941
1979 CIN N Daily  OF  116  116   93   999     214    7    4    1   0  .982   116    0    0 
1979 CIN N        LF  116  116   93   999     217    9    4    1   0  .983
1980 CIN N Daily  OF  141  141  133  1234     295    6    1    1   0  .997   141    0    0 
1980 CIN N        LF  141  141  133  1234     300    5    1    1   0  .997
1981 CIN N Daily  OF  108  108  105   962.2   224    8    2    1   0  .991   108    0    0 
1981 CIN N        LF  108  108  105   962.2   223    8    2    1   0  .991
1982 NY  N Daily  OF  138  138  107  1186     289   12    8    4   0  .974   138    0    0 
1982 NY  N        LF  138  138  107  1186     290   14    8    4   0  .974
1983 NY  N Daily  OF  153  151  135  1328.2   314   12    4    3   0  .988   153    0    0 
1983 NY  N        LF  153  151  135  1328.2   317   11    4    2   0  .988
1984 NY  N Daily  OF  141  140  127  1223.1   278    6    7    1   0  .976   141    0    0 
1984 NY  N        LF  141  140  127  1223.1   280    6    7    1   0  .976
1985 NY  N Daily  OF  123  119  105  1069.2   198    7    5    2   0  .976   123    0    0 
1985 NY  N        LF  123  119  105  1069.2   193    7    5    2   0  .976
1986 NY  N Daily  OF   62   62   38   510      96    4    4    1   0  .962    62    0    0 
1986 NY  N        LF   62   62   38   510      97    3    4    1   0  .962
1986 CHI A Daily  OF   11   11    6    84.2    19    2    0    0   0 1.000    11    0    0 
1986 CHI A        LF   11   11    6    84.2    20    2    0    0   0 1.000
1986 CHI A        DH    3    2    2                                      -
1986 Total        LF   73   73   44   594.2   117    5    4    1   0  .968
1986 Total        OF   73   73   44   594.2   115    6    4    1   0  .968    73    0    0 
Total             OF 1879 1787 1502 15929.1  3809  119   62   28   0  .984  1549  274  169 
Total             LF 1549 1448 1275 12904    2963   98   50   19   0  .984
Total             CF  274  250  158  2046.1   663   18    8    6i  0  .988
Total             RF  169   89   69   979     201    4    4    2   0  .981
Total             DH    3    2    2                                      -
Total             1B    2    0    0     3       0    0    0    0   0     -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
i - incomplete
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1975 CIN N Daily  OF    3    3    3    28       0    0    0    0   0     -     3    0    0 
1975 CIN N        LF    3    3    3    28       7    0    0    0   0 1.000
1976 CIN N Daily  OF    3    3    3    27       0    0    0    0   0     -     3    0    0 
1976 CIN N        LF    3    3    3    27       7    0    0    0   0 1.000
1979 CIN N Daily  OF    3    3    3    29       0    0    0    0   0     -     3    0    0 
1979 CIN N        LF    3    3    3    29       6    2    0    0   0 1.000
Total             OF    9    9    9    84       0    0    0    0   0     -     9    0    0 
Total             LF    9    9    9    84      20    2    0    0   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1972 CIN N Daily  OF    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    1 
1972 CIN N        RF    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0     -
1975 CIN N Daily  OF    7    7    7    65       0    0    0    0   0     -     7    0    0 
1975 CIN N        LF    7    7    7    65      14    1    0    1   0 1.000
1976 CIN N Daily  OF    4    4    4    36       0    0    0    0   0     -     4    0    0 
1976 CIN N        LF    4    4    4    36      14    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             OF   12   11   11   103       0    0    0    0   0     -    11    0    1 
Total             LF   11   11   11   101      28    1    0    1   0 1.000
Total             RF    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0     -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1976 NL    Daily  OF    1    1    0     5       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    1    1 
1976 NL           RF    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -
1976 NL           CF    1    1    0     4       0    0    0    0   0     -
1977 NL    Daily  OF    1    1    0     5       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    1    0 
1977 NL           CF    1    1    0     5       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1978 NL    Daily  OF    1    1    1     9       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    1    0 
1978 NL           CF    1    1    1     9       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1979 NL    Daily  OF    1    1    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    0    0 
1979 NL           LF    1    1    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -
1981 NL    Daily  OF    1    1    0     3       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    0    0 
1981 NL           LF    1    1    0     3       0    0    0    0   0     -
Total             OF    5    5    1    23       0    0    0    0   0     -     2    3    1 
Total             CF    3    3    1    18       4    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             LF    2    2    0     4       0    0    0    0   0     -
Total             RF    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G

TransactionsTransactions
Selected by San Francisco Giants in the 3rd round of the free-agent draft (January
27, 1968).

Traded by San Francisco Giants to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Frank Duffy and
Vern Geishert (May 29, 1971).

Traded by Cincinnati Reds to New York Mets in exchange for Alex Trevino, Jim Kern
and Greg Harris (February 10, 1982).

Released by New York Mets (August 7, 1986).

Signed by Chicago White Sox (August 15, 1986).

Released by Chicago White Sox (September 7, 1986).


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