George Foster


June 30, 2013 by Elizabeth Metz


Left fielder, 1971-1981. Inducted 2003.

Led the league in RBIs for three straight seasons, including his MVP 1977 season. In that season, he also led the league in runs, home runs, slugging percentage, and total bases. His 52 home runs in 1977 still stand as a Reds franchise record and made him only the tenth player in Major League history to reach 50 homers.

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2 thoughts on “George Foster

  1. […] for drafting Don Gullett and Ken Griffey, signing Dave Concepción, trading for Joe Morgan and George Foster, and hiring the unknown and unproven Sparky Anderson as manager. Named MLB Executive of the Year by […]

  2. […] of stars. Anderson’s decision to ask Pete Rose to switch from left field to 3rd base to get George Foster‘s bat in the lineup put the finishing touches on the formidable Big Red Machine lineup.  A […]

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