Robert Ransom Rush
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 205 lb.
- School Indiana University
- High School James Whitcomb Riley High School
- Debut April 22, 1948
- Final Game August 7, 1960
- Born December 21, 1925 in Battle Creek, MI USA
- Died March 19, 2011 in Mesa, AZ USA
Rush began his pro career in 1947 and reached the majors with the Cubs in 1948. Despite posting a respectable 3.71 ERA in 1950, he led the National League with 20 losses that season. He had his best year in 1952, winning 17 games and recording a 2.70 ERA while also earning the win in a rain-shortened All-Star Game. He was successful at the plate that summer as well, hitting .292 and driving in 15 runs.
After going 6-16 with a 4.38 ERA in 1957, Rush was dealt to the Milwaukee Braves. Joining a rotation anchored by Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette, he won 10 games as his team captured the NL pennant in 1958. He started Game 3 of the World Series and took the loss, and the Braves fell to the New York Yankees.
- 2-time NL All-Star (1950 & 1952)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1952)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 8 (1949-1952 & 1954-1957)