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Bert Cunningham from the Chronology
Sep 10, 1899 - In Cincinnati OF Sam Crawford makes his ML debut for the Reds a success by helping to beat two NL rivals Cleveland and Louisville. In a scheduling quirk the Reds play Cleveland and whip the Spiders 10-2. The game lasts 7 innings not because of a mercy rule but because the Spiders need to catch a train. Crawford collects 2 singles in that contest. Later the Reds take on Louisville and Crawford has 3 hits including a triple off Bert Cunningham in leading Cincinnati to an 8-7 win. Crawford has 5 hits filling in for the absent Elmer Smith. A grieving Smith misses the last two months of the season after his wife dies. The 19-year-old Crawford will end the year at .307 in 31 games.
Aug 11, 1899 - Brickyard Kennedy triumphs over Bert Cunningham and Brooklyn beats Louisville 1-0 on a HBP and a steal of home by Bill Dahlen in the 2nd inning. Dahlen also stole home in 1897 for the only run of the game.
Jun 19, 1899 - Honus Wagner again wins an extra inning game for Louisville this time hitting the game winner in 12th against Baltimore. Louisville wins 3-2. Bert Cunningham allows just 4 hits and keeps John McGraw from reaching first base for the first time in 52 games.
Sep 28, 1898 - Louisville righthander Bert Cunningham wins his 11th straight victory (Sporting Life says 10 in a row while historian Adie Suhsdorf counts 11) a record streak for the season. Kid Nichols of Boston would have had 16 straight but for a tie game between victories 9 and 10.
Apr 21, 1898 - Chicago's Clark Griffith stops the heavy-hitting Louisville Colonels 8-2 allowing just two hits-by Honus Wagner and Doc Nance. Bert Cunningham allows 9 hits in the loss including a homer by Barry McCormick.
Sep 15, 1890 - Bert Cunningham of Buffalo (Player's League) uncorks a ML record 5 wild pitches in the first inning of the second game of a double header. The unfortunate catcher is Owen "Spider" Clark who played the outfield in game 1 when Connie Mack caught. Cunningham throws no more wild pitches in the 7-5 loss to Chicago called after 6 innings. Chicago wins the opener as well.
Aug 20, 1890 - Bert Cunningham pitching for last-place Buffalo (Players League) tosses 2 complete-game victories over Chicago winning 6-2 and 7-0.
Jul 29, 1889 - Poor baserunning by the pitcher costs Baltimore dearly against St. Louis. In the opener Bert Cunningham is thrown out at home in the 9th inning as the Orioles lose 4-3. In the 2nd game of a doubleheader Matt Kilroy pitches a 7-inning no-hitter but has to settle for a 0-0 tie because he fails to touch 3B while scoring a run in the 3rd inning.
Jul 13, 1889 - St. Louis slugger Tip O'Neill has a perfect day at the plate going 4-for-4 with 3 walks scoring 5 runs and driving in 4 to pace the Browns to a 25-5 rout of Baltimore and Bert Cunningham.