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Full Name: William Arthur Cummings Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 5' 9"/120 First Game: April 22, 1872
Birthdate: October 18, 1848 Final Game: August 18, 1877
Birthplace: Ware, Massachusetts MLB Experience: 6 years
Died: May 16, 1924
Deathplace: Toledo, Ohio
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939


Biography

Born on October 18, 1848 in Ware, Massachusetts, Candy Cummings (William Arthur Cummings) played for the New York Mutuals, Baltimore Canaries, Philadelphia White Stockings, Hartford Dark Blues and Cincinnati Reds over the course of his 6 year career. Cummings broke into the bigs on April 22, 1872 with the New York Mutuals, and put up a 2.52 ERA in 497 innings pitched in 1872, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Candy Cummings's best season was 1875, when he posted a 1.60 ERA, won 35 games and struck out 82 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1872 MUT n 55 55 33 20 2.52 45 347 139 53 3 0 497 604 2 31 0 14 0
1873 BAL n 42 42 28 14 2.66 34 292 113 42 1 0 382 475 4 33 0 0 0
1874 PHI n 54 54 28 26 2.87 61 386 154 52 3 0 483 616 4 18 0 3 0
1875 HAR n 48 47 35 12 1.60 82 184 74 46 7 0 416 397 0 4 0 0 0
1876 HAR N 24 24 16 8 1.67 26 97 40 24 5 0 216 215 0 14 0 7 0
1877 CIN N 19 19 5 14 4.34 11 144 75 16 0 0 155.2 219 2 13 0 15 0
Total NL 43 43 21 22 2.78 37 241 115 40 5 0 371.2 434 2 27 0 22 0
Total NA 199 198 124 72 2.43 222 1209 480 193 14 0 1778 2092 10 86 0 17 0
Total 242 241 145 94 2.49 259 1450 595 233 19 0 2149.2 2526 12 113 0 39 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1872 MUT n LF 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1872 MUT n P 54 54 488 20 61 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 .900
1872 MUT n RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1872 MUT n OF 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1873 BAL n P 42 0 0 20 41 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 .792
1874 PHI n P 54 54 483 16 73 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 .795
1874 PHI n RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1874 PHI n OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1875 HAR n P 48 0 0 28 85 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 .911
1875 HAR n OF 6 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .571
1876 HAR N P 24 0 0 9 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .947
1877 CIN N P 19 0 0 6 31 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .925
1877 CIN N OF 3 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .857
Total OF 12 0 0 9 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .625
Total P 241 108 971 99 318 64 10 0 0 0 0 0 .867
Total LF 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1872 MUT n 55 250 36 52 0 27 .208 .220 .268 9 3 4 14 0 0 0 0 1
1873 BAL n 42 192 30 48 0 35 .250 .269 .276 5 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
1874 PHI n 54 231 32 52 0 19 .225 .225 .260 4 2 0 12 0 0 1 0 0
1875 HAR n 53 221 30 44 0 15 .199 .210 .249 7 2 3 11 0 0 1 0 0
1876 HAR N 24 105 14 17 0 7 .162 .162 .190 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
1877 CIN N 19 70 6 14 0 4 .200 .243 .271 1 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 43 175 20 31 0 11 .177 .196 .223 4 2 4 9 0 0 0 0 0
Total NA 204 894 128 196 0 96 .219 .230 .263 25 7 12 42 0 0 2 0 1
Total 247 1069 148 227 0 107 .212 .224 .256 29 9 16 51 0 0 2 0 1

Transactions

  • Signed by Hartford Dark Blues (1876).
  • Signed by Cincinnati Reds (1877).

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