Alan Foster (baseball)
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Alan Benton Foster (born December 8, 1946) is a retired American professional baseball player. The right-handed pitcher was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball in the second round of the 1965 Major League Baseball Draft and played for the Dodgers (1967–1970), Cleveland Indians (1971), California Angels (1972), St. Louis Cardinals (1973–1974) and San Diego Padres (1975–1976). Born in Pasadena, he attended Los Altos High School (Hacienda Heights, California), and was listed as 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and 180 pounds (82 kg).
|Born: December 8, 1946|
|April 25, 1967, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 13, 1976, for the San Diego Padres|
|Earned run average||3.74|
Pitching 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 the seven-year-old stadium, was measured at 507 feet (155 m), making it the longest home run ever hit in that park.
Over his career, Foster won 48 games, lost 63, and had an earned run average of 3.74. In 217 games pitched, including 148 starts, he posted 26 complete games and six shutouts. He allowed 988 hits and 383 bases on balls, with 501 strikeouts, in 1,0251⁄3 innings pitched. His best campaign came in 1973 for the Cardinals, as he set a personal best with 13 victories in 22 decisions a 3.14 ERA.
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