Otis Foster, Jr.
A High Point native, Otis Foster, Jr. was a baseball standout at High Point Central High School and High Point College. Foster had an outstanding four-year career for the Panthers and still holds school records with 60 career home runs, 166 RBIs and a .837 slugging percentage. His .380 career batting average ranks second. No Panther has come close to Foster’s 30 home runs he hit during the 1975 season. In 1975, Foster became the first, and only, Panther to be drafted in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Boston Red Sox. Foster played in the Red Sox organization for five years getting as close to the majors as two stints in Triple-A before returning to High Point. Foster continues to support youth baseball in the High Point area as a volunteer in many areas.