Nig Cuppy

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Birthday
3, 1869
Birthplace
Logansport, IN
Death Date
Jul 22, 1922 (53)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
3, 1869
Birthplace
Logansport, IN
Death Date
Jul 22, 1922 (53)

About

Number two starter for the Cleveland Spiders, behind Cy Young, who kept the team competitive in the 1890s.

Before Fame

He may have obtained the nickname 'Nig' for his dark complexion, but a number of other dark-skinned baseball players of the era were also given that name.

Trivia

Although he never matched his rookie year 28-13 performances and under-3 ERA, he did set a record for scoring five runs in a single game with the Chicago Colts.

Family Life

He was born in Logansport, in the north of Indiana.

Associated With

He remained with Cy Young as the Spiders were transferred to St. Louis, and then sold to the Boston Beaneaters.