Cardinals 3rd baseman Raymond Lee Cunningham, July 30

<B>Cardinals 3rd baseman Raymond Lee Cunningham, July 30</B><BR> Raymond Lee Cunningham, who played third base for the St. Louis Cardinals of Dizzy Dean and Pepper Martin in his first century and kept a daily watch on the 2005 Astros as he began his second, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, in Pearland, Texas. He was 100. Born Jan. 17, 1905, in Mesquite, Cunningham last year was recognized as the oldest living former Major League Baseball player. He played in 14 games for the Cardinals in 1931 and 1932, hitting .154 with a double and an RBI. His playing days ended when "he got hurt in St. Louis, fielding a swinging bunt, when he made a snap throw to first base," his son, Gary Cunningham, said. "And that was it. (Medical) technology wasn't near where it was at today."

( AP/ Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer, file / August 1, 2005 )

Cardinals 3rd baseman Raymond Lee Cunningham, July 30
Raymond Lee Cunningham, who played third base for the St. Louis Cardinals of Dizzy Dean and Pepper Martin in his first century and kept a daily watch on the 2005 Astros as he began his second, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, in Pearland, Texas. He was 100. Born Jan. 17, 1905, in Mesquite, Cunningham last year was recognized as the oldest living former Major League Baseball player. He played in 14 games for the Cardinals in 1931 and 1932, hitting .154 with a double and an RBI. His playing days ended when "he got hurt in St. Louis, fielding a swinging bunt, when he made a snap throw to first base," his son, Gary Cunningham, said. "And that was it. (Medical) technology wasn't near where it was at today."

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