Edd Roush

A Biography of the Cincinnati Reds Star


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About the Book

This biography of Edd Roush, Indiana-born deadball batting king, centers on the events of the 1919 Black Sox World series but covers his life in full. Roush earned two National League batting titles and entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. The work contains interviews with Roush and photographs, many from the Roush family collection.

About the Author(s)

Mitchell Conrad Stinson is an award winning sports reporter in Evansville, Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

Mitchell Conrad Stinson
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 256
Bibliographic Info: 39 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4407-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5629-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Preface      1
Prologue      3

1. Roughs in the Diamond      13
2. Cow Teats and Horsehide      20
3. The Kitty League      32
4. Blossoming in Evansville      40
5. Major League Audition      48
6. Breaking the Chains      57
7. Hoosier Hysteria      64
8. Jersey Boys      72
9. Edd Roush vs. John McGraw      80
10. Signs of Greatness      90
11. A Batting Battle and Wartime Baseball      96
12. A Year to Remember      104
13. The Real Tale of the Tape      116
14. The 1919 World Series      123
15. New Day Dawning      143
16. Baseball on Trial      154
17. The Swinging Twenties      161
18. McGraw and Roush: A Marriage of Inconvenience      179
19. Holding Out and Holding On      190
20. An Active Depression      197
21. The Long Way to Cooperstown      206
22. Looks Good for His Age      216
23. Last Call      225

Chapter Notes      231
Bibliography      237
Index      241

Book Reviews & Awards

Finalist, Larry Ritter Book Award—SABR
“of great use to baseball historians and fans of the deadball era and the 1920s…this is an important book as it provides insight into a lost star in the baseball galaxy”—Nine; “Stinson’s compelling prose is as captivating to read as his research is thorough and extensive. I was reminded of long-forgotten stories and enjoyed much newly uncovered information. Absolutely a must-read for anyone interested in baseball history.”—Jade Roush Dellinger