Cy Bentley

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Cy Bentley
Born: (1850-11-23)November 23, 1850
East Haven, Connecticut, US
Died: February 26, 1873(1873-02-26) (aged 22)
Middletown, Connecticut, US
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
April 26, 1872, for the Middletown Mansfields
Last MLB appearance
August 9, 1872, for the Middletown Mansfields
MLB statistics
Win–loss record2–15
Earned run average6.56
  National Association of Base Ball Players
Middletown Mansfields (18691870)
  National Association of Professional BBP
Middletown Mansfields (1872)

Clytus George "Cy" Bentley (November 23, 1850 – February 26, 1873) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher who played one season in professional baseball, for the 1872 Middletown Mansfields of the National Association.


Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Bentley played his only season in professional baseball for the 1872 Middletown Mansfields.[1] Bentley was the primary starting pitcher for the Mansfields, starting 17 of their 24 games and completing 16 of them.[2] He gave up 285 baserunners (273 hits and 12 walks), 252 runs, 105 of them were earned. For the season he won 2, lost 15, and had an ERA of 6.14, in 144 innings pitched.[1] Bentley's two victories came against the Cleveland Forest Citys (10-5) and the Washington Nationals (28-23), both in the month of May.[3]


Bentley, an iron moulder during the off-season,[4] died on February 26, 1873, 6½ months after the end of the 1872 season, of consumption[5] in Middletown, Connecticut, and is interred at the Church of the Holy Trinity.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Cy Bentley's career statistics". Retrieved 2008-09-09.
  2. ^ "The 1872 Middletown Mansfields Regular Season Roster". Retrieved 2008-09-09.
  3. ^ "The 1872 Middletown Mansfields Regular Season Game Log". Retrieved 2008-09-09.
  4. ^ "Heading Home". Retrieved 2008-09-09.
  5. ^ "Too Young To Die". Retrieved 2008-09-09.

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