Ed Swartwood Essentials
Bats: L Throws: R
Born: 1 12, 1859 in Rockford, IL USA
Died: 5 15 1924 in Pittsburgh, PA USA
Last Game: 1892-05-21
Full Name: Cyrus Edward Swartwood
The first great Pittsburgh Pirates prospect was born on this date in 1859. Ed Swartwood was a rookie with one game of big league experience when the Pittsburgh Alleghenys played their first game on May 2, 1882. He became the first batter in franchise history that day, and would go on to lead the league in both runs and doubles. The following season, he won the first batting title in franchise history with his .357 average.