Edd Roush Stats

Edd Roush was born on Monday, May 8, 1893, in Oakland City, Indiana. Roush was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 20, 1913, with the Chicago White Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Edd Roush baseball stats page.

"I know how good Joe Jackson and Happy Felsch were in the outfield, but they weren't any better than Eddie Roush. Why Eddie used to take care of the whole outfield, not just center field. He was far and away the best outfielder I ever saw." - Heinie Groh (Lawrence S. Ritter, Glory of Their Times the Story of the Early Days , Holtzman Press Publishing, 1964)
Edd Roush

Edd Roush Autograph on a 1980 TCMA (#93)
Edd Roush Autograph on a 1980 TCMA (#93)

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Birth Name:
Edd J. Roush
Nickname:
None
Born On:
05-08-1893  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Oakland City, Indiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-21-1988 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Bradenton, Florida
Cemetery:
Montgomery Cemetery, Oakland City, Indiana Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Oakland City High School (Oakland City, IN)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
08-20-1913 (Age 20)
Last Game:
09-27-1931
Draft:
Not Applicable
Edd Roush

Edd Roush Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Edd Roush

Edd Roush Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1913 20 White Sox 9 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 2 - 0 - .100 .100 .100
1914 21 Hoosiers 74 166 26 54 8 4 1 0 30 6 - 20 16 - 1 - .325 .353 .440
1915 22 Peppers 145 551 73 164 20 11 3 0 60 38 - 25 21 - 6 - .298 .350 .390
1916 23 Giants 39 69 4 13 0 1 0 0 5 1 - 4 1 - 0 - .188 .200 .217
1916 23 Reds 69 272 34 78 7 14 0 0 15 13 - 19 8 - 7 - .287 .336 .415
1917 24 Reds 136 522 82 178 19 14 4 0 67 27 - 24 13 - 5 - .341 .379 .454
1918 25 Reds 113 435 61 145 18 10 5 1 62 22 - 10 33 - 2 - .333 .368 .455
1919 26 Reds 133 504 73 162 19 12 4 0 71 42 - 19 20 - 6 - .321 .380 .431
1920 27 Reds 149 579 81 196 22 16 4 0 90 42 - 22 26 - 3 - .339 .386 .453
1921 28 Reds 112 418 68 147 27 12 4 0 71 31 - 8 9 - 5 - .352 .403 .502
1922 29 Reds 49 165 29 58 7 4 1 0 24 19 - 5 2 - 3 - .352 .428 .461
1923 30 Reds 138 527 88 185 41 18 6 0 88 46 - 16 16 - 3 - .351 .406 .531
1924 31 Reds 121 483 67 168 23 21 3 0 72 22 - 11 14 - 0 - .348 .376 .501
1925 32 Reds 134 540 91 183 28 16 8 0 83 35 - 14 11 - 4 - .339 .383 .494
1926 33 Reds 144 563 95 182 37 10 7 0 79 38 - 17 30 - 0 - .323 .366 .462
1927 34 Giants 140 570 83 173 27 4 7 0 58 26 - 15 17 - 1 - .304 .335 .402
1928 35 Giants 46 163 20 41 5 3 2 0 13 14 - 8 2 - 1 - .252 .315 .356
1929 36 Giants 115 450 76 146 19 7 8 0 52 45 - 16 11 - 3 - .324 .390 .451
1931 38 Reds 101 376 46 102 12 5 1 0 41 17 - 5 4 - 3 - .271 .308 .338
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
18 Years 1,967 7,363 1,099 2,376 339 182 68 1 981 484 - 260 256 - 53 - .323 .369 .446
Edd Roush

Edd Roush Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1913 White Sox CF 2 2 48 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1914 Hoosiers 1B 2 2 54 19 9.5 18 17 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 9.00
1914 Hoosiers CF 4 1 18 4 1.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1914 Hoosiers LF 37 34 943 86 2.3 85 80 5 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.43
1914 Hoosiers RF 2 0 6 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1915 Peppers CF 143 143 3,853 361 2.5 351 331 20 10 3 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.46
1915 Peppers RF 1 1 15 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1916 Giants CF 5 1 27 4 0.8 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1916 Giants RF 10 8 222 17 1.7 16 14 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.95
1916 Reds CF 69 69 1,827 205 3.0 199 192 7 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.94
1917 Reds CF 134 134 3,456 364 2.7 350 335 15 14 0 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.73
1918 Reds CF 113 113 2,985 347 3.1 333 320 13 14 2 n/a n/a n/a .960 3.01
1919 Reds CF 133 133 33 361 2.7 357 335 22 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .989 292.09
1920 Reds 1B 11 11 273 136 12.4 134 127 7 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .985 13.25
1920 Reds 2B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1920 Reds CF 139 138 3,663 439 3.2 428 410 18 11 6 n/a n/a n/a .975 3.15
1921 Reds CF 108 108 2,778 301 2.8 295 286 9 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.87
1922 Reds CF 43 43 1,113 105 2.4 104 96 8 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.52
1923 Reds CF 137 136 3,516 362 2.6 351 337 14 11 3 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.70
1924 Reds CF 119 119 3,093 295 2.5 283 270 13 12 4 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.47
1925 Reds CF 134 134 3,468 366 2.7 358 343 15 8 3 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.79
1926 Reds 1B 1 0 9 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1926 Reds CF 144 143 4,023 331 2.3 316 304 12 15 2 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.12
1927 Giants CF 138 137 3,465 355 2.6 346 327 19 9 4 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.70
1928 Giants CF 39 36 894 112 2.9 107 100 7 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .955 3.23
1929 Giants CF 107 106 2,526 271 2.5 266 248 18 5 5 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.84
1931 Reds CF 45 45 1,059 116 2.6 113 110 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.88
1931 Reds LF 43 42 1,044 90 2.1 89 87 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.30
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
CF Totals 1,756 1,741 41,845 4,702 2.7 4,568 4,355 213 134 39 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.95
LF Totals 80 76 1,987 176 2.2 174 167 7 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.36
1B Totals 14 13 336 157 11.2 154 146 8 3 8 n/a n/a n/a .981 12.38
RF Totals 13 9 243 18 1.4 17 15 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.89
2B Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
18 Years 1,864 1,839 44,414 5,053 2.7 4,913 4,683 230 140 49 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.99
Edd Roush

Edd Roush Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1913 White Sox 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 - - -
1914 Hoosiers 12 - - 0 0 n/a 166.0 8.3 5.5 - - -
1915 Peppers 28 - - 0 0 n/a 183.7 22.0 9.2 - - -
1916 Giants 4 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 17.3 13.8 - - -
1916 Reds 15 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 14.3 18.1 - - -
1917 Reds 21 - - 0 0 n/a 130.5 21.8 7.8 - - -
1918 Reds 24 - - 0 0 n/a 87.0 43.5 7.0 - - -
1919 Reds 20 - - 0 0 n/a 126.0 26.5 7.1 - - -
1920 Reds 36 24 .600 0 0 n/a 144.8 26.3 6.4 - - -
1921 Reds 19 17 .528 3 1 n/a 104.5 52.3 5.9 - - -
1922 Reds 5 3 .625 6 0 n/a 165.0 33.0 6.9 - - -
1923 Reds 10 15 .400 1 0 n/a 87.8 32.9 6.0 - - -
1924 Reds 17 13 .567 2 0 n/a 161.0 43.9 6.7 - - -
1925 Reds 22 20 .524 0 0 n/a 67.5 38.6 6.5 - - -
1926 Reds 8 - - 0 0 n/a 80.4 33.1 7.1 - - -
1927 Giants 18 - - 2 0 n/a 81.4 38.0 9.8 - - -
1928 Giants 1 - - 6 1 n/a 81.5 20.4 12.5 - - -
1929 Giants 6 - - 8 0 n/a 56.3 28.1 8.7 - - -
1931 Reds 2 - - 13 0 n/a 376.0 75.2 9.2 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
18 Years 268 92 .744 41 2 n/a 108.3 28.3 7.5 - - -
Edd Roush

Edd Roush Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1913 Chicago White Sox n/a $1,500.00 n/a -
1914 Indianapolis Hoosiers n/a $2,000.00 n/a -
1915 Newark Peppers n/a $4,000.00 n/a -
1916 New York Giants n/a $5,000.00 n/a -
1916 Cincinnati Reds n/a "     " n/a -
1917 Cincinnati Reds n/a $10,000.00 n/a -
1918 Cincinnati Reds n/a $10,000.00 n/a -
1919 Cincinnati Reds n/a $13,000.00 n/a Stats
1920 Cincinnati Reds n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1921 Cincinnati Reds n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1922 Cincinnati Reds n/a $17,000.00 n/a -
1923 Cincinnati Reds n/a $18,000.00 n/a -
1924 Cincinnati Reds n/a $19,000.00 n/a -
1925 Cincinnati Reds n/a $19,000.00 n/a -
1926 Cincinnati Reds n/a $19,000.00 n/a -
1927 New York Giants n/a $23,333.00 n/a -
1928 New York Giants n/a $23,333.00 n/a -
1929 New York Giants n/a $23,333.00 n/a -
1931 Cincinnati Reds n/a $25,000.00 n/a -


Edd Roush used a 46-ounce Louisville Slugger and claimed he never broke a bat in his big league career! Baseball Almanac likes to take a look "beyond the stats" and we hope you enjoy the following biographical information which appeared in Edd Roush: A Biography of the Cincinnati Reds Star (Mitchell Conrad Stinson, McFarland Publishing, 04/25/2010, Page 20):

Cow Teats and Horsehide

I was borned and raised out here and I've been here ever since. Why in the hell would I go someplace else?

On May 8, 1893, Laura Roush gave birth to twin boys in Oakland City, probably at the family farmhouse just outside of town. The blessed event received passing mention from the "News in Brief" section of a fledgling newspaper called the Oakland City Journal . "Will Roush is practicing a Da-Da song to two new boys." Mama's role went unreported.

The first-time parents chose names that were simple and lyrical - Edd, Fred. Not Edward and Frederick. Edd and Fred. That's why they spelled Edd with two Ds; the second was equivalent to a stop sign. His full name was Edd J. Roush and it would always be a mystery what the middle initial stood for. That's because it stood for the tenth letter of the alphabet, nothing more. He had one grandfather named Joseph and another named Jerry. By selecting "J" from the middle moniker, the Roushes saluted both sides of the family and favoried neither. Fred got the "J' too.

Edd Roush hit .352 in 1921, but lost the batting title to Rogers Hornsby (.397) that season. Edd Roush hit .351 in 1923, but lost the batting title again, to Rogers Hornsby (.384) again. Luckily, Roush had already captured two batting championships , leading the National League in 1917 (.341) and 1919 (.321), the first player from the Cincinnati Reds with two batting titles . Edd was also the first Cincinnati Reds player, whose career was spent primarily in Cincinnati , inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1962). His biography in the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame mentions this and his comments about the 1919 World Series :

Edd Roush. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. Class of 1960.
(An Excerpt. Full Biography )

Roush emerged as the key player in the trade, as he quickly established himself as one of the game's premier hitters and most talented center fielders. In his first full season with the Reds, Roush led the National League in hitting and later fell only two points shy of a consecutive title in 1918. During the Reds ' world championship season of 1919, Roush again led the league in batting while also finishing in the league's top five in numerous other offensive categories.

Although Roush's career spanned some 18 big league seasons and earned him a place in Cooperstown in 1962 as the first player to enter the Hall of Fame as a Red , Roush was often most closely associated with the 1919 season and the controversial World Series against the White Sox that followed it.

That eight members of the Chicago club were eventually banned from baseball because of their involvement in a conspiracy to throw the Series is one of baseball's most well-known stories. Often forgotten when this tale is told is the irrefutable fact that, on paper, the Reds of 1919 were every bit as good, if not better, than their American League counterparts. The reason that the White Sox were heavy favorites to win the Series rested largely on the fact that the Sox had won the title two years earlier and the Reds had rarely been contenders since they rejoined the NL in 1890.

Roush insisted throughout his life that the Reds would have won the Series if it had been played squarely. Given the often conflicting versions of what particular Sox players did or didn't do to throw the Series, the extent to which the Sox "gave" the Series to the Reds represents one of baseball's greatest ongoing debates. Two recently published books -- including one by Roush's granddaughter Susan Dellinger -- offer new insights into the events surrounding the Series and are indicative of the ceaseless fascination the event continues to elicit. Regardless of the opinions of fans, writers and historians, Roush was always certain of one thing: The 1919 Reds were better than the 1919 White Sox and deserved the title they won.

Edd Roush Hall of Fame Plaque
Edd Roush | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1962 ( HOF )
Edd Roush never struck out more than twenty-five times in a single season! When he hung up his cleats with 7,363 at-bats, he had only struck out 260 times, number fourteen all-time on the strikeout percentage chart. In 1931, Roush had 376 at-bats, struck out only 5 times, and set the single season record for the franchise [ Single Season Leaders for Strikeout Percentage ].

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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