Roush, Edd

Edd J Roush
Born: May 8, 1893, Oakland City, Indiana
Died: March 21, 1988, Bradenton, Florida
Played For: 
Chicago White Sox (1913), Indianapolis Hoosiers (1914), Newark Pepper (1915), New York Giants (1916, 1927-1929), Cincinnati Reds (1916-1926, 1931)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1962

Edd Roush batted .323 over 18 years while impressing fans with his acrobatic catches in center field. He hit over .300 11 consecutive times and won batting crowns in 1917 and '19, while also leading the Reds to a world championship the latter season. A swift, line-drive hitter who seldom struck out, his career totals include 182 triples and 30 inside-the-park home runs. The willful Roush was an annual spring holdout, once even sitting out the entire 1930 season in a salary dispute.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Edd Roush, who used a massive, 46-ounce Louisville Slugger, claimed that he never broke a bat in his big league career?
Eddie used to take care of the whole outfield, not just center field. He was far and away the best outfielder I ever saw.
teammate Heinie Groh