William H. Foster
Born: June 12, 1904, Rodney, Mississippi
Died: September 16, 1978, Lorman, Mississippi
Memphis Red Sox (1923-1924, 1938), Chicago American Giants (1923-1930, 1937), Birmingham Black Barons (1925), Homestead Grays (1931), Kansas City Monarchs (1931), Cole's American Giants (1932-1935), Pittsburgh Crawfords (1936)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1996
This Day in Baseball History
On December 12, 1980 the St. Louis Cardinals send pitchers Rollie Fingers and Pete Vuckovich, and catcher Ted Simmons to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Sixto Lezcano, pitcher Lary Sorensen, and two minor leaguers. The trade will benefit the Brewers; Fingers will win the Cy Young award in 1981 and Vuckovich will garner the same honor in 1982.