Ed Swartwood Right fielder/First baseman/Umpire Born: January 12, 1859
Died: May 15, 1924(aged 65)
Batted: Left Threw: Right MLB debut August 11, 1881 for the Buffalo Bisons Last MLB appearance May 21, 1892 for the Pittsburgh Pirates Career statistics Batting average .299 Runs scored 607 RBIs 229 Teams Career highlights and awards
Cyrus Edward Swartwood (January 12, 1859 – May 15, 1924) was an American professional baseball player and umpire. He played all or part of nine seasons in Major League Baseball, primarily as a right fielder and first baseman. He played for the Buffalo Bisons (1881), Pittsburgh Alleghenys/Pirates (1882–84, 1892), Brooklyn Grays (1885–87), and Toledo Maumees (1890). A native of Rockford, Illinois, he stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) and weighed 198 pounds (90 kg).
In 1882 he led the American Association in runs (86), doubles (18), and total bases (159). He was the league batting champion in 1883 with a .357 average. Swartwood finished in the top in many offensive categories throughout his career, including batting average (three times), slugging percentage (three times), on base percentage (five times), and bases on balls (six times).
Career totals for 724 games played include 861 hits, 14 home runs, 607 runs scored, and a batting average of .299. After his playing career was over, Swartwood became an umpire. He umpired in the majors in 1894 and then from 1898 through 1900, totaling 429 games.
- ^ a b c "Ed Swartwood's career statistics". retrosheet.org. http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/S/Psware101.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-17.
- ^ "Ed Swartwood's career statistics". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/swarted01.shtml. Retrieved 2008-08-17.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Ed Swartwood at Find a Grave
Pittsburg Alleghenys 1882 Inaugural Season Roster (American Association) Catcher / Infield / Outfield Pitchers Manager
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