Gypsy Queen – George Foster

A feared hitter who blossomed a little too late, George Foster was the slugger for the Big Red Machine. Three straight years with more than 100 RBI, the only 50-home run season of the decade in 1977 (his MVP year). The closest anyone else came was Dave Kingman (1979) and Hall of Famer Willie Stargell (1971), who each hit 48.

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Posted on May 17, 2011, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Josh Carrasco

    In 1978 as a seven year old I went to Jack Murphy stadium to my Padres(I’m a San Diego native) play the “Big Red Machine”. I was STOKED!!! Rose, Morgan, Bench, Perez, and some outfielder I never heard of named Foster. He hit a home run so hard that I swear it reached the centerfield seats(440+ feet away) before the echo of the crack of the bat died away. I truly monster player.

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