Maine Baseball HOF
Cannell, Wirt V. (1982)
Wirt Virgin Cannell
Wirk (Rip) Cannell was born in South Bridgton in 1880.
The long-time Naples resident played 254 games as an outfielder for the Boston Beaneaters between 1904 and 1905.
A consistent hitter with a .242 career average, he scored 84 runs and knocked in another 54. He had 27 stolen bases.
During his second year with the Sox, he batted .247 and knocked in 36 RBIs. He also had 14 doubles and four triples that year.
Cannell died in Bridgton in 1948 at the age of 68.
From Baseball Reference-
Bats: Left • Throws: Right 5-10, 180lb
Born: January 23, 1880 in South Bridgton, ME us
School: Tufts University (Medford, MA)
Debut: April 14, 1904 (Age 24-082d, 2,583rd in MLB history)
Last Game: October 7, 1905 (Age 25-257d)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1904 season