Big Bill Foster – Negro Leagues Player

Big Bill Foster of Calvert Texas was 19 years younger than his half-brother, Rube, and was probably the greatest black left-hander of all time. In 1926 his Chicago American Giants faced the Kansas City Monarchs in the playoff and went into the final game losing four games to three. On a snowy day in Chicago, Bill beat KC’s great Bullet Rogan 1-0 to open a double header. His teammates begged him to go back for game two. “You pitching?” demanded Rogan, grabbing the ball himself. Foster won again 5-0, his double-header shutout putting the Giants in the World Series.

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