Bill Cunningham (outfielder)

William Aloysius Cunningham (July 30, 1894 in San Francisco, California – September 26, 1953 in Colusa, California), was a Major League Baseball player who played outfielder from 1921-1924. He would play for the Boston Braves and New York Giants.

Bill Cunningham
Bill Cunningham 1921.jpg
Outfielder
Born: (1894-07-30)July 30, 1894
San Francisco, California
Died: September 26, 1953(1953-09-26) (aged 59)
Colusa, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 14, 1921, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1924, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average.286
Home runs9
Runs batted in112
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Cunningham's two-run single in the second inning of the 1922 World Series' final game sparked the Giants to a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds and the championship. A year later, a Cunningham hit in the final game of the 1923 World Series put the Giants on top, but the Yankees rallied to win it.

He played just four seasons in the majors overall, getting 270 hits in 945 at-bats and batting .286. He compiled 9 home runs and 112 RBI. In eight World Series games, he hit only .176 (3-17) with three RBI.

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