9. George Foster
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 1, 1948 in Tuscaloosa, AL USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 10, 1969
  • Final Game: September 06, 1986
  • All-Star Game MVP - 1976
  • TSN All-Star - 1976
  • TSN Player of the Year - 1976
  • Most Valuable Player - 1977
  • TSN All-Star - 1977
  • TSN Player of the Year - 1977
  • TSN All-Star - 1978
  • Silver Slugger - 1981
  • TSN All-Star - 1981
 
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While George Foster would not become a Hall of Famer he was the favorite of many fans of the Big Red Machine, and why not?  This was the man who had the power numbers and let’s face facts; Home Runs make the highlight reel.

Foster made that a lot.

En route to helping the Red win two straight World Series Championships, he would win the 1977 National League MVP Award and blasted 52 Home Runs, a huge amount for the 1970’s.  The season after he would hit another 40.  He would also win three consecutive RBI Titles with Cincinnati.  Foster’s run with the Reds would see a tally of 244 Home Runs with a .514 Slugging Percentage.  

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from the San Francisco Giants for Frank Duffy and Vern Geishert 5/29/71.
  • Departed: Traded to the New York Mets for Greg Harris, Jim Kern and Alex Trevino 2/10/82.
  • Games Played: 1253
  • Notable Statistics: 680 Runs Scored
    1,276 Hits
    207 Doubles
    37 Triples
    244 Home Runs
    861 RBI
    46 Stolen Bases
    .286/.356/.514 Slash Line
    39.3 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1975 & 1976)
    MVP (1977)
    All Star Game (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 & 1981)
    All Star Game MVP (1976)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1977)
    Highest OPS (1977)
    Most Runs Scored (1977)
    Most Total Bases (1977)
    Most Home Runs (1977 & 1978)
    Most Runs Batted In (1976, 1977 & 1978)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Leftfielder (1975 & 1977)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Leftfielder (1976, 1977, 1980 & 1981)
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