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    Rube Foster Original Oil Painting. Andrew (Rube) Foster was a great pitcher in his prime, but he is not generally remembered for his arm. Rube is the man that organized the first black baseball league, the Negro National League. Due to his great management, the league stayed together for many years. His first year in baseball was spent as a pitcher in the Chicago Union Giants franchise. He finished the year with 51 victories including a win against the great pitcher, Rube Waddell (that's where Foster got his nickname). He continued his awesome pitching into the next year compiling a 54-1 record with the Cuban X-Giants. In 1920, Foster established the first formal Negro League, called the Negro National League. The league flourished for ten great years until his sudden death in 1930. Rube Foster was finally recognized for his priceless achievements when he was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. We offer an original Oil Painting measuring 24" x 36" of the great Rube, by artist Grant Smith.

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