PLAYER PROFILE

COOKIE CUNNINGHAM

STATISTICS & HISTORY

 

Harold “Cookie” Cunningham was a two-sport star at Ohio State University. After leaving college in 1926, Cunningham began playing both professional football and basketball. Cunningham played with Cleveland in the American Football League in the fall of 1926 followed by three seasons in the National Football League: Cleveland (1927), Chicago (1929) and Staten island (1931). During the same five-year span, Cunningham also played for Cleveland and Toledo in the American Basketball League. During the 1932-33 season, Cunningham was the leading scorer for the Akron Firestone, the National Professional Basketball League champions. Cunningham remained a popular attraction on midwest independent teams into the late 1930’s. He served as player-coach of the Columbus entry during the first year of the National Basketball League. He  also had two brief stints coaching in the  college ranks, for Washington and Lee University (1939–1942) and the University of South Dakota (1946–1948).

 

COOKIE CUNNINGHAM Height: 6:03 Weight: 210 College: Ohio State’26
Harold Brewer Cunningham Born: Feb 4, 1905 Died: Nov 3, 1995 Hometown: Mt.Vernon, Oh.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1926-27 Cleveland ABL 21 25 33 83 4.0
1927-28 Cleveland ABL 41 45 35 125 3.0
1928-29 Toledo Red Men Indep
1928-29 Richmond Pals indep
1929-30 Cleveland ABL 4 9 3 21 5.3
1929-30 Toledo NPBL 21 64 45 173 8.2
1930-31 Toledo ABL 33 53 44 150 4.5
1931-32 Chicago Bruins Indep
1931-32 Toledo Indep
1931-32 Original Celtics Indep
1932-33 Akron Firestone NPBL 11 28 26 82 7.5
1933-34 Akron Firestone Indep
1934-35 Akron Firestone Indep
1934-35 Cleveland Blepp-Combs Indep
1935-36 Dayton MBC 7 10 5 25 3.6
1937-38 Columbus NBL 11 27 27 81 7.4
1937-38 Toledo Borgelts Indep
Major League Totals 149 261 218 740 5.0
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1926-27 Cleveland ABL 2 0 2 2 1.0
1927-28 Cleveland ABL 2 3 6 12 6.0
1929-30 Cleveland ABL 5 1 2 4 0.8
1929-30 Toledo NPBL 6 13 8 34 5.7
1932-33 Akron Firestone NPBL 3 5 3 13 4.3
Major League Totals 18 22 21 65 3.6

 

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