Roy Foster
Born: (1945-07-29)July 29, 1945
Bixby, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died: March 21, 2008(2008-03-21) (aged 62)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 7, 1970, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1972, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Batting average.253
Home runs45
Runs batted in118

Roy Foster (July 29, 1945 – March 21, 2008) was an American outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians from 1970 to 1972. Born in Bixby, Oklahoma, he batted .268 with 23 home runs and 60 runs batted in as a 1970 rookie, and received one vote for the American League's Rookie of the Year Award. He was traded along with Frank Coggins and cash from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Indians for Russ Snyder and Max Alvis during spring training on April 4, 1970.[1] He was dealt along with Rich Hand, Mike Paul and Ken Suarez from the Indians to the Texas Rangers for Del Unser, Denny Riddleberger, Terry Ley and Gary Jones at the Winter Meetings on December 2, 1971.[2] Foster died in Tulsa at age 62. He had the nickname of "Captain Easy".

Foster was inducted posthumously into Booker T. Washington’s 2022 Ring of Honor class during a ceremony between the Hornets’ basketball games against Bixby on Friday night, Feb 4, 2022 at Nathan E. Harris Fieldhouse.[3]


  1. ^ "Indians Send Alvis, Snyder to Brewers," The Associated Press (AP), Saturday, April 4, 1970. Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  2. ^ Durso, Joseph. "White Sox Add Bahnsen, Ship McKinney to Yanks," The New York Times, Friday, December 3, 1971. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "BTW's Ring of Honor's 2022 class includes former NFL, NBA, MLB players; state Champions and 2004 Tulsa Run winner". January 26, 2022.