Edd Roush

Edd Roush
Birthdate 5/8/1893
Death Date 3/21/1988
Debut Year 1913
Year of Induction 1962
Teams Giants, Newark Peppers, Reds, White Sox
Position Center Field

Two-time batting champ Edd Roush hit over .320 in each season from 1917-1926 & was the last surviving Federal Leaguer when he died in 1988.

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Roush's Reds beat the Black Sox in the 1919 World Series

Roush's Reds beat the Black Sox in the 1919 World Series

Edd Roush played 18 years in the big leagues and appeared in only one memorable World Series. In the 1919 Fall Classic, Roush’s Reds beat the Charles Comiskey’s Chicago White Sox 5-games-to-3. Soon after the conclusion of the Series, a scandal rocked the baseball world. Eight men suspend
Roush is in the Reds team Hall of Fame and in Cooperstown

Roush is in the Reds team Hall of Fame and in Cooperstown

Edd Roush finished his time in the big leagues with a .323 lifetime average, 268 stolen bases and 182 triples. He never struck out more than 25 times in a season. The fleet-footed outfielder also had 30 inside-the-park home runs. Roush’s dozen years in Cincinnati included two batting champions
Roush used one of the heaviest bats in baseball history

Roush used one of the heaviest bats in baseball history

An excellent centerfielder, Edd Roush had extraordinary strength in his arms and hands and used a 48-ounce bat, one of the heaviest ever used in Major League Baseball history. His lifetime statistics include 1,099 runs scored, 2,376 hits, and a .323 career average. On the back of the envelope Roush

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