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Willie "Bill" Foster, a native of Calvert, Texas and half-brother of Negro National League founder "Rube" Foster won 137 games as a Negro League pitcher from 1923-1937. Foster pitched for the Memphis Red Sox, Chicago American Giants, Homestead Grays, Kansas City Monarchs, Cole's American Giants, Birmingham Black Barons and the Pittsburgh Crawfords. Foster, often referred to as the "black Lefty Grove", pitched the West team to a complete game victory in the inaugural East-West All-Star Game in 1933. He led the Chicago American Giants to the Negro World Series in 1926 and 1927. Foster was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.

Willie "Bill" Foster