Alan Foster (baseball)

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Alan Foster
Born: (1946-12-08) December 8, 1946 (age 72)
Pasadena, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 25, 1967, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
August 13, 1976, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 48–63
Earned run average 3.74
Strikeouts 501

Alan Benton Foster (born December 8, 1946 in Pasadena, California) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. The right-hander was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2nd round of the 1965 amateur draft. He played for the Dodgers (1967–1970), Cleveland Indians (1971), California Angels (1972), St. Louis Cardinals (1973–1974), and San Diego Padres (1975–1976).

Pitching for the Dodgers against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium on August 6, 1969, Foster surrendered a home run to Pirate left fielder Willie Stargell that cleared the right field pavilion. Stargell's home run, the first to be hit completely out of Dodger Stadium, was measured at 507 feet, making it the longest home run ever hit in that ball park.

In his career, Foster won 48 games, lost 63, and had an earned run average of 3.74. He played in 217 games, starting 148, pitching 1,025.1 innings. Foster also has 26 closed games and 6 shutouts in his career.


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