Ed Swartwood
Outfielder / Umpire
Born: (1859-01-12)January 12, 1859
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Died: May 15, 1924(1924-05-15) (aged 65)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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.300
Home runs14
Runs scored608
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. Swartwood 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, Swartwood led the American Association in runs (87), doubles (18), and total bases (161). He was the league batting champion in 1883 with a .357 average and also led the league in hits (147) and OPS+ (188). Swartwood finished in the top 10 in many offensive categories during his career, including batting average (three times), on-base percentage (five times), slugging percentage (three times), and bases on balls (six times).[2]

Swartwood's MLB career totals included 725 games played, a .300 batting average, 863 hits, 14 home runs, and 608 runs scored. He played in the minor leagues until 1893. 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 city.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Ed Swartwood's career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-08-17.
  2. ^ "Ed Swartwood Stats". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2022.