Alan Foster

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Alan Benton Foster

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Biographical Information[edit]

Alan Foster had a 10-year career in the majors, pitching for five different teams. His greatest success was with the 1973 St. Louis Cardinals, a .500 team for whom he went 13-9 under manager Red Schoendienst.

Foster had been selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second round of the 1965 amateur draft. He pitched in the California League in 1965 and the Texas League in 1966. In 1967, with the Spokane Indians, he pitched two no-hitters.

His major league debut in 1967 at age 20 was auspicious as he posted an ERA of 2.16 in four games. He continued to impress in 1968 when he had a 1.72 ERA in three games.

He was not as successful in 1969 and 1970 in the rotation, and was traded to the Cleveland Indians in the deal that brought Duke Sims to the Dodgers. He spent a year with the Indians and then was traded to the California Angels as part of the Vada Pinson for Alex Johnson deal.

The Cardinals bought him and after a couple of years with them, he came to the San Diego Padres as part of a three-team trade. In 17 games in 1975, he posted an ERA of 2.42.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1973)

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