Edd J Roush
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut August 20, 1913
- Final Game September 27, 1931
- Born May 8, 1893 in Oakland City, IN USA
- Died March 21, 1988 in Bradenton, FL USA
"He was far and away the best outfielder I ever saw." - Heinie Groh, talking about Roush's defensive talent
"I didn't expect to make it all the way to the big leagues; I just had to get away from them damn cows." - Edd Roush, quoted on the official Edd Roush website, about his childhood on the farm and getting up before dawn to do milking
Holder of a career .323 batting average, Hall of Famer Edd Roush was a two-time batting champion who played eighteen years in the majors, mostly with the Cincinnati Reds. He appeared in the 1919 World Series fixed by the Black Sox. He was a good center fielder and might have won several Gold Gloves if they had existed at the time.
"It was a business to me. It was no fun... I played the game to win, and when you play to win, you don't play for fun." - Edd Roush
Last survivor of the Federal League.
- 2-time NL Batting Average Leader (1917 & 1919)
- NL Slugging Percentage Leader (1918)
- NL OPS Leader (1918)
- NL Singles Leader (1917)
- NL Doubles Leader (1923)
- NL Triples Leader (1924)
- Won a World Series with the Cincinnati Reds in 1919
- Baseball Hall of Fame: Class of 1962
- Susan Dellinger: Red Legs and Black Sox: Edd Roush and the Untold Story of the 1919 World Series, Emmis Books, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.
- Lawrence Ritter: The Glory of Their Times, The Macmillan Company, New York, NY, 1966, pp. 202-214.
- Mitchell Conrad Stinson: Edd Roush: A Biography of the Cincinnati Reds Star, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2010. ISBN 978-0-7864-4407-6