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Elmer Ellsworth Cunningham

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 5", Weight 187 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Bert Cunningham, who pitched 12 years in the big leagues, was a veteran when Honus Wagner came up with the Louisville Colonels in 1897. In 1898, Cunningham won 28 games for the team.

Cunningham pitched in the minors from 1892 to 1894, as well as in 1901. He also was a National League umpire for part of 1901. In 1894 with Sioux City, he won 33 games. Source: Delaware Baseball.

According to The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers, Cunningham, who stood 5' 5", used a fastball and slow curve, and was proficient at "shadowing the ball" where the ball was obscured by the pitcher's uniform.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 20 Wins Seasons: 2 (1888 & 1898)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 8 (1888-1891, 1895 & 1897-1899)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1888, 1890, 1898 & 1899)
  • 400 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1888)

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