Cupid Childs

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Cupid Childs
Cupid Childs baseball card.jpg
Second baseman
Born: (1867-08-14)August 14, 1867
Calvert County, Maryland
Died: November 8, 1912(1912-11-08) (aged 45)
Baltimore, Maryland
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 23, 1888, for the Philadelphia Quakers
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1901, for the Chicago Orphans
MLB statistics
Batting average .306
Home runs 20
Runs batted in 743
Runs scored 1214
Career highlights and awards
  • Led AA in Doubles (33) and Extra-Base Hits (49) in 1890
  • Led NL in On-base percentage (.443), Runs (136) and Times on Base (303) in 1892
  • Ranks 24th on MLB All-Time On-base percentage List (.416)
  • Ranks 41st on MLB All-Time At Bats per Strikeout List (26.0)

Clarence Algernon "Cupid" Childs (August 14, 1867 – November 8, 1912) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball with a 13-season career from 1888, 1890–1901, playing for the Philadelphia Quakers, Cleveland Spiders, St. Louis Perfectos and Chicago Orphans of the National League and the Syracuse Stars of the American Association.

Childs was born in Calvert County, Maryland. A career .306 hitter, he led the league in runs in 1892 with 136.

He died at age 45 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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