April 24, 1974 |
Suffern, New York
|April 3, 1997, for the San Diego Padres|
|2004, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Earned run average||5.26|
William Joseph Cunnane (born April 24, 1974 in Suffern, New York) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher. He graduated from Clarkstown High School North in New City, New York in 1992, where he played baseball and ran cross country. He is 6'2" and he weighs 175 pounds.
Originally signed by the Florida Marlins as an undrafted free agent in 1992, Cunnane spent four seasons mostly as a starter in the minors before making his major league debut. Perhaps his best season was 1994 with the Kane County Cougars when he went 11-3 with a 1.43 ERA in 139 innings pitched.
He made his big league debut on April 3, 1997, against the New York Mets at the age of 23. He pitched two innings that game, surrendering two hits, two walks, and no earned runs. The rest of his rookie season was average-in 54 games, he had an ERA of 5.81. Between 1998 and 2004, Cunnane made frequent trips between the majors and minors.
Overall, his major league record is 13-12 with a 5.26 ERA, and 234 strikeouts in 274 innings pitched.
He was in the minors in 2005 and 2006, even playing some independent baseball. In 2008, he played for the Newark Bears of the independent Atlantic League, with whom he again played in 2010. In 2011, he played for the Bridgeport Bluefish.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference