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Edd J. "Mr. Red" Roush
Birth: May 8, 1893
Oakland City
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 1988
Bradenton
Florida, USA

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Though generally associated with the Cincinnati Reds, he made his debut in 1913 with the Chicago White Sox. The following year, he jumped to the Federal League and played in it for two years before joining the New York Giants in 1916. After about a third of the way through that season, he joined Cincinnati. The following year he lead the National League in hitting with a .341 average and in 1919 he won his second title by hitting .321. In the latter year, he also played in his only World Series as the Reds defeated the Chicago White Sox. Though there seems to be no doubt that many of the "Black" Sox threw the Series, Roush always maintained the Reds were just the better team. In 1920 he showed he could play the outfield by leading the league in putouts with 420. In 1927 he rejoined the Giants and played for them till 1929. He sat out the 1930 season in a salary dispute before joining the Reds again in 1931, his last season. Throughout his career he used a bat that would weigh from 46 to 48 ounces, and was able to control it so well that he struck out only 260 times in his career. He retired with a .323 batting average. On June 17, 1962 the citizens of Oakland, Indiana dedicated a plaque to him, the same year that he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. (bio by: Lone Star Time Traveler) 
 
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Montgomery Cemetery
Oakland City
Gibson County
Indiana, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 25, 1999
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