Robert Ransom Rush (December 21, 1925 – March 19, 2011) A Cubs pitching-rotation mainstay in the 1950s, Bob Rush relied on a sinking fastball to baffle opposing batters and had eight 200-innings-pitched seasons. An All-Star in 1950, he lost 12 games after the midsummer break and ended up with a league-leading 20 losses. The Cubs were woeful during this era, and Rush would likely have fared better pitching for better teams. In 1952, his second All-Star season, Rush posted a 17–13 record with four shutouts, a 2.70 ERA, and a .292 BA. He finally got to play for a contender with the 1958 NL pennant-winning Braves. Rush did his part, going 10–6 that year, but he took the loss in Game Three of World Series. The World War II US Army veteran worked in sales after baseball. The 2008 inductee to the Indiana Sports Hall of Fame died in 2011 at the age of 85.