Ed Swartwood

Ed Swartwood
Right fielder/First baseman/Umpire
Born: (1859-01-12)January 12, 1859
Rockford, Illinois
Died: May 15, 1924(1924-05-15) (aged 65)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 11, 1881, for the Buffalo Bisons
Last MLB appearance
May 21, 1892, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average .299
Runs scored 607
RBIs 229
Career highlights and awards
  • American Association batting champion: 1883
  • American Association runs scored leader: 1882
  • American Association hits leader: 1883
  • American Association doubles leader: 1882
  • 1 season with 100+ runs scored

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).[1]

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).[2]

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.[1]

Swartwood died at the age of 65 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is interred at Union Dale Cemetery in that town.[1]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 "Ed Swartwood's career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-08-17.
  2. "Ed Swartwood's career statistics". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-08-17.
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