The late 1970's was George Foster's greatest period. His powerful, productive hitting led the "Big Red Machine". George Foster became the Reds starting left-fielder and became a leading hero in the World Championships years of 1975-76. Foster led the league in RBI's in three consecutive seasons, 1976-78, tying a major league record.
In three World Series, he batted .326 with 6 RBI's in 13 games. George Foster's home run hitting brought attention when in 1977, he hit 52 to become only the seventh NL player ever to hit over 50. In this season, Foster captured the MVP Award with his .320 batting average, 149 RBI's, 124 runs scored, along with his 52 HR's. In 1978, George Foster again led the NL in homers with 40. After 11 seasons with the Reds, he was traded in 1982. George Foster's life-time stats: .274 BA, 348 HR's with 1,239 RBI's in 1,977 games. baseballhistorian.com archives Baseball History