Ed Foster (SL) – Old Mill SL (SGC 4)


PLAYER: Ed Foster (SL)

TEAM: Charleston Seagulls

LEAGUE: South Atlantic League

BACK: Old Mill SL (25/39)

GRADE: SGC 4 VG/EX – (127) 7147-400



An attractive example of tough Southern Leaguer Ed Foster featuring the Old Mill SL advertising reverse (ranked 25 of 39 in terms of scarcity according to T206 Resource).


Edward Lee Foster

Born: 1880 – Georgia

Died: March 1, 1929 – Montgomery, AL

Batted: RH

Threw: RH

Position: P

MLB Pitching Record: 1–0

ERA: 2.14


Cleveland Naps AL (1908)

Ed “Slim” Foster made six appearances for Nap Lajoie’s Cleveland team in the back half of 1908 as a rash of injuries took out the Naps’ star pitchers Addie Joss, Glenn Liebhardt, and Heinie Berger. Foster made only one start, but collected a major league win, pitching 21 innings and posting a 2.14 ERA. That year, he also pitched for the Jacksonville Jays in the South Atlantic League, going 13–2 for them. After his tour with the Naps, Foster went back to the minors, playing three seasons for the New Haven Murlins in the Connecticut State League and two seasons each for the Charleston Sea Gulls and the Macon Peaches in the South Atlantic League. He finished up in 1923 after five seasons with the St. Paul Saints in the American Association with a 135–114 minor league record.

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