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Full Name: Edd J. Roush Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/170 First Game: August 20, 1913
Birthdate: May 8, 1893 Final Game: September 27, 1931
Birthplace: Oakland City, Indiana MLB Experience: 18 years
Died: March 21, 1988
Deathplace: Bradenton, Florida
Bat/Throw: Left/Left
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962


Biography

Edd Roush (Edd J. Roush) was born on May 8, 1893 in Oakland City, Indiana. He made his Major League debut on August 20, 1913 for the Chicago White Sox. In 1914, his rookie year, he hit .325 with 1 home run and 30 RBI. Roush played for the Chicago White Sox, Newark Peppers, New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds over the course of his 18 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Edd Roush's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1923, when he hit for a .351 average and knocked in 88 runs. However, others believe that it was 1920, when he stole 36 bases, hit for a .339 average and knocked in 90 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1913 CHI A 9 10 2 1 0 0 .100 .100 .100 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
1914 IND F 74 166 26 54 1 30 .325 .353 .440 8 4 6 20 1 16 12 0 0
1915 NEW F 145 551 73 164 3 60 .298 .350 .390 20 11 38 25 6 21 28 0 0
1916 NY N 39 69 4 13 0 5 .188 .200 .217 0 1 1 4 0 1 4 0 0
1916 CIN N 69 272 34 78 0 15 .287 .336 .415 7 14 13 19 7 8 15 0 0
1916 TOT N 108 341 38 91 0 20 .267 .309 .375 7 15 14 23 7 9 19 0 0
1917 CIN N 136 522 82 178 4 67 .341 .379 .454 19 14 27 24 5 13 21 0 0
1918 CIN N 113 435 61 145 5 62 .333 .368 .455 18 10 22 10 2 33 24 0 0
1919 CIN N 133 504 73 162 4 71 .321 .380 .431 19 12 42 19 6 20 20 0 0
1920 CIN N 149 579 81 196 4 90 .339 .386 .453 22 16 42 22 3 26 36 0 0
1921 CIN N 112 418 68 147 4 71 .352 .403 .502 27 12 31 8 5 9 19 0 0
1922 CIN N 49 165 29 58 1 24 .352 .428 .461 7 4 19 5 3 2 5 3 1
1923 CIN N 138 527 88 185 6 88 .351 .406 .531 41 18 46 16 3 16 10 0 0
1924 CIN N 121 483 67 168 3 72 .348 .376 .501 23 21 22 11 0 14 17 0 0
1925 CIN N 134 540 91 183 8 83 .339 .383 .494 28 16 35 14 4 11 22 0 0
1926 CIN N 144 563 95 182 7 79 .323 .366 .462 37 10 38 17 0 30 8 0 0
1927 NY N 140 570 83 173 7 58 .304 .335 .402 27 4 26 15 1 17 18 0 0
1928 NY N 46 163 20 41 2 13 .252 .315 .356 5 3 14 8 1 2 1 0 0
1929 NY N 115 450 76 146 8 52 .324 .390 .451 19 7 45 16 3 11 6 0 0
1931 CIN N 101 376 46 102 1 41 .271 .308 .338 12 5 17 5 3 4 2 0 0
Total NL 1739 6636 998 2157 64 891 .325 .371 .451 311 167 440 213 46 217 228 3 1
Total FL 219 717 99 218 4 90 .304 .350 .402 28 15 44 45 7 37 40 0 0
Total AL 9 10 2 1 0 0 .100 .100 .100 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
Total 1967 7363 1099 2376 68 981 .323 .369 .446 339 182 484 260 53 256 268 3 1

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1913 CHI A OF 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1914 IND F OF 43 0 0 85 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1914 IND F 1B 2 0 0 17 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .947
1915 NEW F OF 144 0 0 331 20 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1916 NY N OF 15 0 0 18 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1916 CIN N OF 69 0 0 192 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1916 TOT N OF 84 0 0 210 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1916 TOT N CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1917 CIN N OF 134 0 0 335 15 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1918 CIN N OF 113 0 0 320 13 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1919 CIN N OF 133 0 0 335 22 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1920 CIN N OF 139 0 0 410 18 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1920 CIN N 1B 11 0 0 127 7 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1920 CIN N 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1921 CIN N OF 108 0 0 286 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1921 CIN N CF 108 108 0 286 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1922 CIN N CF 43 43 203 96 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1922 CIN N OF 43 43 203 96 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1923 CIN N OF 137 0 0 337 14 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1924 CIN N OF 119 0 0 270 13 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 .959
1925 CIN N OF 134 0 0 343 15 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1926 CIN N OF 143 0 0 304 12 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1926 CIN N 1B 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1927 NY N OF 138 0 0 327 19 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1928 NY N OF 39 0 0 100 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1929 NY N OF 107 0 0 248 18 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1931 CIN N OF 88 0 0 197 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .981
Total CF 151 151 203 382 17 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .983
Total 1B 14 0 0 146 8 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 .981
Total OF 1848 151 203 4537 222 137 41 0 0 0 0 0 .972
Total 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Transactions

  • Sold by Evansville (Central) to Chicago White Sox for $3000 (August, 1913).
  • Sold by Newark Peppers to New York Giants for $7500 (December 23, 1915).
  • Traded by New York Giants with Christy Mathewson and Bill McKechnie to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Buck Herzog and Red Killefer (July 20, 1916).
  • Traded by Cincinnati Reds to New York Giants in exchange for High Pockets Kelly and cash (February 9, 1927).
  • Claimed on waivers by Cincinnati Reds from New York Giants (March 26, 1931).

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