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.