The Utah native was generally a reliever until 1944 when, as a Reds' starter, he
led the NL with a 2.38 ERA. A switch hitter, it was said Heusser could also throw
with either arm, and may have in the minors.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 23, 1935: With the Cubs idle, the Pirates beat up on the Cards and rookie Ed Heusser to win 12–0. Big Jim weaver allows four hits in the shutout.
»July 30, 1944:
The fourth straight bad start by Bucky Walters of Cincinnati will deprive him of the ERA title. Bucky gives up 27 runs in 24 innings after a brilliant start of the
season. He will recover to win 23 games and finish with an ERA of 2.40, but teammate Ed Heusser will be the ERA champ with 2.38.
»April 27, 1945:
Behind Ed Heusser's 4-hit pitching, the Reds edge the visiting Cards, 2–1. In St. Louis, Mort Cooper announces he is willing to pitch tomorrow against the Reds, even though he and his brother Walker are in a pay dispute with the Cards. Walker is awaiting induction into the armed services. The Coopers quit the team two weeks ago after learning that SS Marty Marion had received a new contract for $13,500. The brothers want $15,000 each.