January 12, 1932: Edd Roush announces his retirement.
Roush ended his career with a .323 batting average in 1,967 games. He returned to the Reds for one season as a coach in 1938. Roush shrewdly invested his money, and lived a comfortable retirement in Bradenton, Florida. During his sunset years, Roush was a frequent visitor to spring training camps, a ritual he considered to be a waste of time as a player. He was elected to the HOF in 1962. Roush died in 1988 at the age of 94 while watching a spring training game in Bradenton.
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