Cunningham spent four mediocre seasons with the second-division Boston Braves. When
a pinched nerve halted his pitching career, he became a homicide inspector, and later
a private detective.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»November 7, 1928: The Cubs get Rogers Hornsby from the financially strapped Braves in exchange for $200,000, IF Fred Maguire, P Percy Jones, C Lou Legett, former A's P Harry Seibold, and P Bruce Cunningham. Braves owner-president Emil Fuchs also decides to be his own manager. He'll be the last manager with no pro playing experience until Ted Turner's one game, in the 1970s. Under Fuchs, the Barves will finish 56-98, good for last place.
»August 10, 1930:
Before 45,000 fans, the Cubs sweep two from the Boston Braves at Wrigley to move a game in back of Brooklyn. Hack Wilson drives home seven runs on three homers, the last his 39th, to back up Charlie Root's 3-hit shut out in the opener. The Cubs win 6–0 beating Bob Smith. Pat Malone completes the sweep. twirling a 5-hitter to beat Bruce Cunningham, 11–1, in the nitecap.