|Intro||American baseball player|
|Was||Athlete Baseball player|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||13 January 1969, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA|
|Death||11 October 2008, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA (aged 39 years)|
Kevin Christopher Foster (January 13, 1969 – October 11, 2008) was an American professional baseball pitcher, who appeared in 100 games in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers in all or part of seven seasons between 1993 and 2001. He threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 160 pounds (73 kg).
Foster was born in Evanston, Illinois, where he graduated from Evanston Township High School, and attended Kishwaukee College. He was selected by the Montreal Expos in the 29th round of the 1987 Major League Baseball draft, and debuted with two September 1993 games as a late-season call-up for the Phillies. The following spring, he was traded to the Cubs, where appeared in 89 of his 100 MLB games, with 82 starts, and posted all 32 of his career wins. In one of his starts, Foster picked up the Cubs’ first victory against the Chicago White Sox in interleague play, an 8–3 triumph at Comiskey Park on June 16, 1997. Ironically, exactly one year later, Foster worked in his last game as a Cub before returning to the minor leagues. His last MLB trial came during July and August of 2001 as a relief pitcher for the Texas Rangers.
As a major leaguer, Foster posted a career 32–30 won–lost record and 4.86 earned run average, with two complete games. In 509 innings pitched, he allowed 500 hits and 220 bases on balls, with 417 strikeouts. He later played for the independent St. Paul Saints of the Northern League in 2003 and 2004.
Foster died of renal cancer on October 11, 2008 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.