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The short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: Now here’s a fella that would chew a first baseman’s arm off if he thought it would give him a jump to second base. Edd Roush was born May 8, 1893 in Oakland City, Indiana. He’s scrappy and combative but directs it all on the opposing team. Known as the game’s greatest place hitter, he swings a full 48 ounces of heavy timber at the plate. If you think he’ll push it to left, he smacks it to right. Get a lazy pitcher and he might just rip it right past the pitcher’s noggin. Last season he led the team to a World Series victory against the White Sox, in part by winning the batting title with a .321 average. It was the second title that he’s taken, the first being in 1917 when he hit .341.


Birth Date: May 8, 1893
Birth Location: Oakland City, IN
Death Date: March 21, 1988
Death Location: Bradenton FL, USA
Weight: 170 lb
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Bats: L
Throws: L
Debut Date: August 20, 1913
Final Game Date: September 27, 1931
Years Played: 19
Games Played: 1,967
At Bats: 7,363
Runs: 1,099
Hits: 2,376
Doubles: 339
Triples: 182
Home Runs: 68
RBIs: 981
Stolen Bases: 268
Base on Balls: 484
Batting Average: 0.323
Position: Center Fielder

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