14. Ed Roush
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 8, 1893 in Oakland City, IN USA
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: August 20, 1913
  • Final Game: September 27, 1931
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1917
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1917
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1918
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1918
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1919
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1919
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1920
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1920
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1921
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1924
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1924
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1926
 
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Sometimes it can be forgotten just how good a hitter Edd Roush was.  After he was traded from the New York Giants halfway through the 1916 season, Edd Roush never batted below .320 in ten full seasons he played for Cincinnati.  With a batting average of .331 as a Red you would naturally assume that the Outfielder would win a batting title or two, which he did in 1917 and 1919, the latter of which saw him help Cincinnati win the World Series, albeit in the year of the “Black Sox Scandal”. 

Roush was known throughout the league for using a 48-ounce bat, one of the heaviest available.  He would enter the Hall of Fame in 1962 as a Veteran’s Committee inductee.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from the New York Giants with Christ Mathewson and Bill McKechnie for Buck Herzog and Red Killefer 7/20/16.
  • Departed: Traded to the New York Giants for High Pockets Kelly and Cash 2/9/27.

    Acquired (2):
    Selected off Waivers from the New York Giants 3/26/31.

    Departed (2):
    Retired after the 1931 Season.
  • Games Played: 1399
  • Notable Statistics: 815 Runs Scored
    1,784 Hits
    260 Doubles
    152 Triples
    47 Home Runs
    763 RBI
    199 Stolen Bases
    .331/.377/.462 Slash Line
    40.0 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1919)
    Highest Batting Average (1917 & 1919)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1918)
    Highest OPS (1918)
    Most Doubles (1923)
    Most Triples (1924)
    Most Putouts by a Centerfielder (1920)
    Most Assists by a Centerfielder (1919)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Centerfielder (1920)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Centerfielder (1919, 1921 & 1925)
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