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Bert Cunningham

Elmer Ellsworth Cunningham

Positions: Pitcher and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 147 lb.

Born: November 25, 1865 in Wilmington, DE (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1887 (Age 21.294)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1888 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Colonels/Orioles/Bisons/Athletics/Orphans/... 1887-1901

Final Game: April 28, 1901 (Age 35.154)
Died: May 14, 1952 in Cragmere, DE
Buried: Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 22, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #914. Steve Hargan… #915. Tommy Byrne… #916. Kris Medlen… #917. BERT CUNNINGHAM… #918. Dick Bosman… #919. Matt Clement… #920. Len Barker… 

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1887 21 BRO AA 0 2 .000 5.09 3 3 0 3 0 0 23.0 26 22 13 0 13 8 4 0 5 116 86 4.80 1.696 10.2 0.0 5.1 3.1 0.62
1888 22 BAL AA 22 29 .431 3.39 51 51 0 50 0 0 453.1 412 275 171 8 157 186 30 0 47 1952 85 3.23 1.255 8.2 0.2 3.1 3.7 1.18
1889 23 BAL AA 16 19 .457 4.87 39 33 5 29 0 1 279.1 306 245 151 11 141 140 15 0 31 1290 82 4.19 1.600 9.9 0.4 4.5 4.5 0.99
1890 24 TOT PL 12 24 .333 5.63 39 36 3 35 2 0 319.2 384 293 200 8 201 111 13 0 30 1562 74 4.56 1.830 10.8 0.2 5.7 3.1 0.55
1890 24 PHQ PL 3 9 .250 5.22 14 11 3 11 0 0 108.2 133 103 63 0 67 33 7 0 10 535 83 4.35 1.840 11.0 0.0 5.5 2.7 0.49
1890 24 BUF PL 9 15 .375 5.84 25 25 0 24 2 0 211.0 251 190 137 8 134 78 6 0 20 1027 70 4.66 1.825 10.7 0.3 5.7 3.3 0.58
1891 25 BAL AA 11 14 .440 4.01 30 25 5 21 0 0 237.2 241 181 106 8 138 59 11 0 23 1097 92 4.35 1.595 9.1 0.3 5.2 2.2 0.43
1895 29 LOU NL 11 16 .407 4.75 31 28 3 24 1 0 231.0 299 185 122 6 104 49 5 0 5 1078 98 4.91 1.745 11.6 0.2 4.1 1.9 0.47
1896 30 LOU NL 7 14 .333 5.09 27 20 5 17 0 1 189.1 242 168 107 6 74 37 17 0 5 876 85 4.76 1.669 11.5 0.3 3.5 1.8 0.50
1897 31 LOU NL 14 13 .519 4.15 30 28 2 26 0 0 242.2 294 152 112 3 72 49 14 0 7 1077 103 4.14 1.508 10.9 0.1 2.7 1.8 0.68
1898 32 LOU NL 28 15 .651 3.16 44 42 2 41 0 0 362.0 387 174 127 8 65 34 20 0 3 1510 114 3.57 1.249 9.6 0.2 1.6 0.8 0.52
1899 33 LOU NL 17 17 .500 3.84 39 37 2 33 1 0 323.2 385 188 138 4 75 36 15 4 4 1396 100 3.71 1.421 10.7 0.1 2.1 1.0 0.48
1900 34 CHC NL 4 3 .571 4.36 8 7 1 7 0 0 64.0 84 53 31 0 21 7 4 0 1 291 83 3.78 1.641 11.8 0.0 3.0 1.0 0.33
1901 35 CHC NL 0 1 .000 5.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 11 6 5 0 3 2 0 1 0 40 68 3.48 1.556 11.0 0.0 3.0 2.0 0.67
12 Yrs 142 167 .460 4.22 342 311 28 287 4 2 2734.2 3071 1942 1283 62 1064 718 148 5 161 12285 91 4.04 1.512 10.1 0.2 3.5 2.4 0.67
162 Game Avg. 15 17 .460 4.22 36 32 3 30 0 0 285 320 202 134 6 111 75 15 1 17 1279 91 4.04 1.512 10.1 0.2 3.5 2.4 0.67
LOU (5 yrs) 77 75 .507 4.04 171 155 14 141 2 1 1348.2 1607 867 606 27 390 205 71 4 24 5937 100 4.10 1.481 10.7 0.2 2.6 1.4 0.53
BAL (3 yrs) 49 62 .441 3.97 120 109 10 100 0 1 970.1 959 701 428 27 436 385 56 0 101 4339 86 3.78 1.438 8.9 0.3 4.0 3.6 0.88
CHC (2 yrs) 4 4 .500 4.44 9 8 1 8 0 0 73.0 95 59 36 0 24 9 4 1 1 331 81 3.74 1.630 11.7 0.0 3.0 1.1 0.38
PHQ (1 yr) 3 9 .250 5.22 14 11 3 11 0 0 108.2 133 103 63 0 67 33 7 0 10 535 83 4.35 1.840 11.0 0.0 5.5 2.7 0.49
BRO (1 yr) 0 2 .000 5.09 3 3 0 3 0 0 23.0 26 22 13 0 13 8 4 0 5 116 86 4.80 1.696 10.2 0.0 5.1 3.1 0.62
BUF (1 yr) 9 15 .375 5.84 25 25 0 24 2 0 211.0 251 190 137 8 134 78 6 0 20 1027 70 4.66 1.825 10.7 0.3 5.7 3.3 0.58
NL (7 yrs) 81 79 .506 4.06 180 163 15 149 2 1 1421.2 1702 926 642 27 414 214 75 5 25 6268 99 4.08 1.488 10.8 0.2 2.6 1.4 0.52
AA (4 yrs) 49 64 .434 4.00 123 112 10 103 0 1 993.1 985 723 441 27 449 393 60 0 106 4455 86 3.80 1.444 8.9 0.2 4.1 3.6 0.88
PL (1 yr) 12 24 .333 5.63 39 36 3 35 2 0 319.2 384 293 200 8 201 111 13 0 30 1562 74 4.56 1.830 10.8 0.2 5.7 3.1 0.55
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1887 21 BRO AA 23.0 3 3 22 8.61 6.58 -0.07 0.00 100.0 6.65 -5 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .389 .498 $700
1888 22 BAL AA 453.1 51 51 275 5.46 5.25 0.00 0.00 98.0 5.15 -18 -1.7 -0.6 0.4 14 .468 .490 $1,600
1889 23 BAL AA 279.1 39 33 245 7.89 6.12 -0.08 0.00 99.0 6.14 -50 -3.8 1.0 -0.2 -2.3 -33 .402 .476 $1,800
1890 24 PHQ PL 108.2 14 11 103 8.53 6.84 -0.13 0.00 101.0 7.04 -18 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -7 .411 .492
1890 24 BUF PL 211.0 25 25 190 8.10 7.02 -0.44 0.00 97.0 7.23 -20 -1.4 -0.2 -0.2 0 .443 .491
1891 25 BAL AA 237.2 30 25 181 6.85 5.82 -0.09 0.00 100.0 5.91 -24 -1.9 1.0 -0.2 -0.6 -5 .436 .488
1895 29 LOU NL 231.0 31 28 185 7.21 6.70 -0.43 0.00 97.0 6.92 -1 -0.0 1.0 -0.2 2.0 25 .499 .500
1896 30 LOU NL 189.1 27 20 168 7.99 6.14 -0.32 0.00 99.0 6.39 -29 -2.2 1.0 -0.2 -0.6 -9 .418 .486
1897 31 LOU NL 242.2 30 28 152 5.64 5.96 0.07 0.00 99.0 5.83 11 1.0 1.0 -0.2 3.1 36 .532 .506
1898 32 LOU NL 362.0 44 42 174 4.33 4.98 -0.08 0.00 99.0 5.01 36 3.7 1.0 -0.3 6.8 66 .583 .523
1899 33 LOU NL 323.2 39 37 188 5.23 5.23 0.02 0.00 100.0 5.21 8 0.8 1.0 -0.3 3.5 36 .519 .505
1900 34 CHC NL 64.0 8 7 53 7.45 5.34 -0.06 0.00 98.0 5.29 -14 -1.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -8 .357 .493
1901 35 CHC NL 9.0 1 1 6 6.00 4.70 -0.06 0.00 98.0 4.66 -1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .386 .499
12 Seasons 2734.2 342 311 1942 6.39 5.81 -0.12 0.00 98.8 5.85 -123 -8.5 1.0 -2.7 10.5 111 .475 .496 $4,100
LOU (5 yrs) 1348.2 171 155 867 5.79 5.67 -0.12 0.00 98.9 5.73 27 3.1 1.0 -1.2 14.7 154 .518 .506
BAL (3 yrs) 970.1 120 109 701 6.50 5.64 -0.05 0.00 98.8 5.62 -92 -7.4 1.0 -1.0 -2.5 -24 .438 .485 $3,400
CHC (2 yrs) 73.0 9 8 59 7.27 5.26 -0.06 0.00 98.0 5.22 -15 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -9 .360 .494
PHQ (1 yr) 108.2 14 11 103 8.53 6.84 -0.13 0.00 101.0 7.04 -18 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -7 .411 .492
BRO (1 yr) 23.0 3 3 22 8.61 6.58 -0.07 0.00 100.0 6.65 -5 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .389 .498 $700
BUF (1 yr) 211.0 25 25 190 8.10 7.02 -0.44 0.00 97.0 7.23 -20 -1.4 -0.2 -0.2 0 .443 .491

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1887 21 BRO AA 3 10 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 -42 0 0 /1
1888 22 BAL AA 51 184 177 17 33 3 2 1 9 2 5 39 .186 .217 .243 .460 51 43 2 1/O
1889 23 BAL AA 41 137 131 10 27 4 2 0 18 3 4 25 .206 .241 .267 .508 43 35 2 1/O6
1890 24 TOT PL 43 161 153 17 29 6 2 0 14 1 8 34 .190 .230 .255 .485 32 39 0 1/O
1890 24 PHQ PL 15 54 52 6 6 1 1 0 3 1 2 11 .115 .148 .173 .321 -16 9 0 1/O
1890 24 BUF PL 28 107 101 11 23 5 1 0 11 0 6 23 .228 .271 .297 .568 57 30 0 1/O
1891 25 BAL AA 31 113 100 17 15 3 1 1 11 4 13 20 .150 .248 .230 .478 37 23 0 1/O6
1895 29 LOU NL 32 109 100 14 30 7 3 0 13 0 9 20 .300 .358 .430 .788 108 43 0 0 1/O
1896 30 LOU NL 29 94 88 11 22 3 2 2 15 0 5 14 .250 .290 .398 .688 83 35 0 1 1/6
1897 31 LOU NL 32 104 97 13 22 0 1 2 10 1 1 13 .227 .242 .309 .552 47 30 1 5 1/O
1898 32 LOU NL 44 150 140 21 32 3 1 1 16 1 10 20 .229 .280 .286 .566 63 40 0 0 1
1899 33 LOU NL 44 163 154 17 40 2 0 2 17 1 5 13 .260 .283 .312 .595 63 48 0 4 1/O6
1900 34 CHC NL 8 29 27 5 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 5 .148 .207 .185 .392 10 5 1 0 /1
1901 35 CHC NL 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 53 0 0 2 /1
12 Yrs 359 1258 1176 145 254 32 14 9 124 14 64 206 .216 .260 .290 .550 55 341 6 12
162 Game Avg. 162 568 531 65 115 14 6 4 56 6 29 93 .216 .260 .290 .550 55 154 3
LOU (5 yrs) 181 620 579 76 146 15 7 7 71 3 30 80 .252 .290 .339 .629 72 196 1 10
BAL (3 yrs) 123 434 408 44 75 10 5 2 38 9 22 84 .184 .233 .248 .480 44 101 4
CHC (2 yrs) 9 33 28 5 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 6 .143 .226 .179 .404 14 5 1 2
PHQ (1 yr) 15 54 52 6 6 1 1 0 3 1 2 11 .115 .148 .173 .321 -16 9 0
BRO (1 yr) 3 10 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 -42 0 0
BUF (1 yr) 28 107 101 11 23 5 1 0 11 0 6 23 .228 .271 .297 .568 57 30 0
NL (7 yrs) 190 653 607 81 150 16 7 7 72 4 32 86 .247 .287 .331 .618 69 201 2 12
AA (4 yrs) 126 444 416 47 75 10 5 2 38 9 24 86 .180 .232 .243 .475 43 101 4
PL (1 yr) 43 161 153 17 29 6 2 0 14 1 8 34 .190 .230 .255 .485 32 39 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1887 21 BRO AA 3 10 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .475 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $700 /1
1888 22 BAL AA 51 184 -10 -1 0 0 12 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $1,600 1/O
1889 23 BAL AA 41 137 -13 -1 0 0 11 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $1,800 1/O6
1890 24 PHQ PL 15 54 -11 0 0 0 4 -7 -0.5 0 -7 -0.5 .464 .497 -0.5 0.0 -7 1/O
1890 24 BUF PL 28 107 -8 0 0 0 8 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1/O
1891 25 BAL AA 31 113 -10 -0 0 -1 8 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.1 -2 1/O6
1895 29 LOU NL 32 109 -0 0 0 0 7 7 0.5 0 7 0.5 .517 .503 0.6 -0.0 7 1/O
1896 30 LOU NL 29 94 -4 0 0 0 7 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .510 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1/6
1897 31 LOU NL 32 104 -9 -0 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1/O
1898 32 LOU NL 44 150 -7 0 0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1899 33 LOU NL 44 163 -9 0 0 0 12 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .508 .502 0.3 -0.0 4 1/O6
1900 34 CHC NL 8 29 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .486 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1901 35 CHC NL 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .533 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
12 Seasons 359 1258 -86 -0 0 -1 90 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 -0.1 3 $4,100
LOU (5 yrs) 181 620 -29 1 0 0 44 15 1.2 0 15 1.2 .507 .502 1.2 -0.0 15
BAL (3 yrs) 123 434 -32 -2 0 -1 31 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .498 .500 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $3,400
CHC (2 yrs) 9 33 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
PHQ (1 yr) 15 54 -11 0 0 0 4 -7 -0.5 0 -7 -0.5 .464 .497 -0.5 0.0 -7
BRO (1 yr) 3 10 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .475 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $700
BUF (1 yr) 28 107 -8 0 0 0 8 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1887 BRO AA 21 P 3 23.0 6 1 4 1 0 .833 1.96 1.67 .883 2.27 2.17
1888 BAL AA 22 P 51 453.1 151 20 106 25 3 .834 2.50 2.47 .891 2.45 2.41
1888 BAL AA 22 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 1-0-0
1889 BAL AA 23 P 39 279.1 71 8 54 9 0 .873 2.00 1.59 .905 2.13 2.05
1889 BAL AA 23 OF 2 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.50 .905 2.00 0-1-1
1889 BAL AA 23 SS 1 4 0 2 2 0 .500 2.00 .872 5.10
1890 TOT PL 24 P 39 319.2 121 14 86 21 5 .826 2.82 2.56 .912 2.80 2.72
1890 TOT PL 24 OF 4 6 4 0 2 0 .667 1.00 .905 2.10 1-0-4
1890 PHQ PL 24 P 14 108.2 47 7 33 7 3 .851 3.31 2.86 .912 2.80 2.72
1890 PHQ PL 24 OF 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .905 2.10 0-0-1
1890 BUF PL 24 P 25 211.0 74 7 53 14 2 .811 2.56 2.40 .912 2.80 2.72
1890 BUF PL 24 OF 3 4 3 0 1 0 .750 1.00 .905 2.10 1-0-3
1891 BAL AA 25 P 30 237.2 87 11 69 7 3 .920 3.03 2.67 .908 2.55 2.46
1891 BAL AA 25 OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 0-2-0
1891 BAL AA 25 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.10
1895 LOU NL 29 P 31 231.0 85 19 56 10 3 .882 2.92 2.42 .918 2.52 2.42
1895 LOU NL 29 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20 0-0-1
1896 LOU NL 30 P 27 189.1 80 23 48 9 3 .888 3.38 2.63 .916 2.72 2.62
1896 LOU NL 30 SS 1 6 3 2 1 0 .833 5.00 .903 5.60
1897 LOU NL 31 P 30 242.2 92 27 58 7 0 .924 3.15 2.83 .920 2.54 2.44
1897 LOU NL 31 OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10 0-0-2
1898 LOU NL 32 P 44 362.0 123 29 81 13 5 .894 2.73 2.50 .918 2.65 2.55
1899 LOU NL 33 P 39 323.2 143 35 100 8 2 .944 3.75 3.46 .910 2.68 2.56
1899 LOU NL 33 OF 3 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .945 2.13 0-0-3
1899 LOU NL 33 SS 1 7 3 3 1 0 .857 6.00 .910 5.60
1900 CHC NL 34 P 8 64.0 18 8 9 1 1 .944 2.39 2.13 .921 2.67 2.59
1901 CHC NL 35 P 1 9.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 7.00 7.00 .934 2.80 2.70
12 Seasons P 342 2734.2 984 197 676 111 25 .887 2.87 2.55 .910 2.56 2.47
7 Seasons OF 15 10 7 0 3 0 .700 0.47 .913 2.05 2-3-11
4 Seasons SS 4 17 6 7 4 0 .765 3.25 .899 5.35
12 Seasons TOT 361 2734.2 1011 210 683 118 25 .883 2.87 2.47 .910 2.56 2.48 2-3-11
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1898 NL  6.9 (9th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1898 NL  6.8 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1898 NL  28 (2nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1898 NL  1.616 (3rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1889 AA  4.511 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1888 AA  51 (5th)
1898 NL  44 (7th)

Saves s c a p y
1889 AA  1 (3rd)
1896 NL  1 (4th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1888 AA  453.3 (5th)
1898 NL  362.0 (5th)
Career  2,734.7 (182nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1888 AA  186 (6th)
1890 PL  111 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1888 AA  51 (5th)
1890 PL  36 (10th)
1898 NL  42 (3rd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1888 AA  50 (5th)
1890 PL  35 (8th)
1898 NL  41 (2nd)
Career  287 (51st)

Shutouts s c a p y
1890 PL  2 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1888 AA  8 (6th)
1889 AA  11 (7th)
1898 NL  8 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1888 AA  157 (1st)
1889 AA  141 (6th)
1890 PL  201 (4th)
1895 NL  104 (10th)
Career  1,064 (90th)

Hits s c a p y
1888 AA  412 (4th)
1890 PL  384 (8th)
1898 NL  387 (3rd)
1899 NL  385 (5th)
Career  3,071 (118th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1890 PL  0.225 (9th)
1897 NL  0.111 (7th)
Career  0.204 (173rd)

Losses s c a p y
1888 AA  29 (4th)
1889 AA  19 (10th)
1890 PL  24 (4th)
Career  167 (96th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1888 AA  171 (3rd)
1890 PL  200 (1st)
1898 NL  127 (9th)
1899 NL  138 (8th)
Career  1,283 (87th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1888 AA  47 (4th)
1889 AA  31 (9th)
1890 PL  30 (3rd)
1891 AA  23 (5th)
Career  161 (26th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1888 AA  30 (2nd)
1896 NL  17 (7th)
1898 NL  20 (8th)
Career  148 (20th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1888 AA  1,952 (5th)
1890 PL  1,562 (6th)
1898 NL  1,510 (7th)
1899 NL  1,396 (9th)
Career  12,285 (147th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1889 AA  5 (9th)
1891 AA  5 (6th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1888 AA  51 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1897 NL  27 (3rd)
1898 NL  29 (1st)
1899 NL  35 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1888 AA  106 (5th)
1899 NL  100 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1888 AA  25 (1st)
1890 PL  21 (1st)
1898 NL  13 (4th)
Career  111 (10th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1896 NL  3.38 (4th)
1897 NL  3.15 (4th)
1899 NL  3.75 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1891 AA  2.67 (4th)
1897 NL  2.83 (4th)
1899 NL  3.46 (1st)
Career  2.55 (40th)

Oldest s c a p y
1901 NL  born 1865-11-25 (8th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 38 (656), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 20 (648), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1162), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (712th), 10.7 career WAR/16.5 7yr-peak WAR/13.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1887 21 Brooklyn Grays $700 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1888 22 Baltimore Orioles $1,600 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1889 23 Baltimore Orioles $1,800 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,100
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Elmer Bert burt Ellsworth Cunningham

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Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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