Bert Cunningham

Ellsworth Elmer "Bert" Cunningham (November 25, 1865 – May 14, 1952), was a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1887 to 1901. He would play for the Brooklyn Grays, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Athletics, Buffalo Bisons, Louisville Colonels, and Chicago Orphans.

Bert Cunningham
Bert Cunningham (1897 Louisville Colonels).jpg
Born: (1865-11-25)November 25, 1865
Wilmington, Delaware
Died: May 14, 1952(1952-05-14) (aged 86)
Cragmere, Delaware
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1887, for the Brooklyn Grays
Last MLB appearance
April 28, 1901, for the Chicago Orphans
MLB statistics
Win–loss record142-167
Earned run average4.22
Career highlights and awards

Playing for Buffalo in the Players' League on September 15, 1890, Cunningham threw five wild pitches in one inning.[1] It was a record that still stands today, although it was tied in a 2000 playoff game by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Rick Ankiel.

In 1996, Cunningham was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.


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