Edd Roush (1962)
Edd Roush started his professional baseball career in the minor leagues in 1912. A year later, he played in nine games with the Chicago White Sox. In 1914, he joined the Indianapolis Hoosiers/Newark Peppers of the Federal League. After the team folded in 1915, Roush moved to the New York Giants. In mid-season 1916, after just 39 games with the Giants, Roush moved to the Cincinnati Reds.
In 1917, his first full season with the Reds, Roush won the National League batting title and he led the league in singles. That season he batted .341 with 178 hits, 19 doubles, and 14 triples. Two years later, in 1919, Roush again won the National League batting title with a .321 batting average.
Roush led the National League in doubles in 1923 with 41 and the following season he led the league in triples with 21. In 1928, Roush played in just 46 games and he didn't play at all in 1930. He played in 101 games in 1931, his last season as a major league player, and he batted .271.
Roush was a center fielder for most of his career. His career fielding statistics include:
- 1,607 games played
- 137 errors
- 222 assists
- 4,537 putouts
- .972 fielding percentage
Roush played in over 100 games in each of 14 seasons (1915-1921, 1923-1927, 1929, 1931). His statistics during those seasons include:
- 10 seasons with over 150 hits, with a high of 196 in 1920
- 12 seasons with 10 or more triples, with a high of 21 in 1924
- 11 seasons with a batting average over .300, with highs of .352 in 1921 and .351 in 1923
Career statistics for Roush include:
- 1,967 games played
- 2,376 hits
- 339 doubles
- 182 triples
- 268 stolen bases
- .323 batting average