DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Candy Cummings (aged 75)
American baseball player
William Arthur “Candy” Cummings (October 18, 1848 – May 16, 1924) was an American professional baseball player. He played as a pitcher in the National Association and National League. Cummings is widely credited with inventing the curveball. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.
DEATH: After baseball, Cummings received a small royalty from the invention of a railway coupling device. He owned a paint and wallpaper shop in Athol, Massachusetts. Cummings died in Toledo, Ohio.He is buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery in Ware, Massachusetts. He was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.