Hooks Foreman

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Hooks Foreman
Born: (1895-08-04)August 4, 1895
Foreman, Oklahoma
Died: August 23, 1940(1940-08-23) (aged 45)
Kansas City, Missouri
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Negro league baseball debut
1921, for the Kansas City Monarchs
Last appearance
1926, for the Indianapolis ABCs

Sylvester "Hooks" Foreman (August 4, 1895 – August 23, 1940) was an American baseball catcher in the Negro leagues. He played from 1921 to 1933, playing with several teams.[2]

Foreman initially made the rolls and is listed on reserve lists with the Kansas City Monarchs from 1920 to 1924,[3] but usually played for owner J. L. Wilkinson's barnstorming team All Nations[1] during those years, following and often catching for John Donaldson.[4] He would continue to work with Donaldson and other top Negro league pitchers after that, playing in Bertha, Minnesota, Little Falls, Minnesota, and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

Foreman is buried in Coffeyville, Kansas.


  1. ^ a b "Spencer's Ball Team Still Going Strong" Spencer Reporter, Spencer, IA, Wednesday, August 15, 1923, Page 1, Columns 1 and 2
  2. ^ Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6.
  3. ^ "Negro League Teams Announce Reserve Lists" Kansas City Sun, Kansas City, MO, December 12, 1923, Columns 1 and 2
  4. ^ "Spencer Loses to Sherburn" Spencer Reporter, Spencer, IA, Wednesday, August 22, 1923, Page 1, Columns 3 and 4

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