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97. Cupid Childs
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 8, 1867 in Calvert County, MD USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 23, 1888
  • Final Game: July 08, 1901
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A slick hitting Second Baseman, who was pretty good on the field too, Cupid Childs was one of the top stars for the Cleveland Spiders and was one of the top leadoff hitters in the 1890’s

Childs showcased a keen batting eye and was often in the top ten in On Base Percentage.  His .416 OBP is actually number three all time for Second Basemen.  Childs was a gifted athlete, but he never delivered power numbers even by 1890’s standards.  Had he been the type of batter who delivered more extra base hits, it is very possible that he would have been a Cooperstown candidate.  As it stands now, we expect him to remain buried among other candidates on the Veteran’s Committee desktop.

Should Cupid Childs be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 37.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 25%
No opinion. - 6.3%
No way! - 18.8%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Calvert County, Maryland, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Second Base
  • Played For: Philadelphia Quakers, Syracuse Stars, Cleveland Spiders, St. Louis Perfectos, Chicago Orphans
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Highest On Base Percentage (1) (NL) (1892)
    Most Runs Scored (1) (NL) (1892)
    Most Doubles (1) (AA) (1890)
    Highest WAR for Position Players (1) (AA) (1890)
  • Other Points of Note: 3 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Slugging Percentage)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Total Bases)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Doubles)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    11 Top Ten Finishes (Most Walks)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Defensive WAR)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 23. On Base Percentage: .416
  • Should be Inducted As A: Cleveland Spider

Should Cupid Childs be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 37.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 25%
No opinion. - 6.3%
No way! - 18.8%

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