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George "Rube" Foster
Birth: Jan. 5, 1888
Coal County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1976
Le Flore County
Oklahoma, USA

Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League baseball as a pitcher for five seasons (1913 to 1917) with the Boston Red Sox, and is best known for cutting short a potential stellar career by refusing to play after being traded. Coming up with the Red Sox in 1913, mixing relief and starting appearances, he became a stalwart in the Red Sox pitching rotation the next three years. Winning 14 games in 1914, 19 in 1915 and 14 again in 1916, he helped Boston win the American League Pennant in two consecutive years in a row (1915 and 1916). In the 1915 World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, he outdueled future Hall of Famer Grover C. Alexander to win Game 3 2-1. In the 1916 Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, his three scoreless innings in Game 3 helped secure the victory for Boston. After the 1917 season he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds, a move he greatly opposed. Rather then accept the trade, he retired from baseball. His career totals were 138 Games Played, 58 Wins, 33 Losses, 15 Shutouts, 294 Strikeouts, and a career 2.36 Earned Run Average. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Milton Cemetery
Le Flore County
Oklahoma, USA
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Record added: Jul 09, 2009
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