Ensign Cottrell On-field Dream Full-filled
Pitcher from Hoosick, New York A well-traveled left-handed pitcher, Ensign Contrell pitched for five different major league teams from 1911 thru 1915. Standing 5 foot and 9 and a half inches and weighing 173 pounds, Contrell pitched one game for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1911and surrendered four-runs in just one inning of relief. In 1912 he signed with the Chicago Cubs and gave up 8-hits, 4-runs in four innings of relief work. In 1913 pitching for the Philadelphia Athletics, Cottrell started and completed one game to register his only win of his major league career, and came on in relief in another.
In 1914 with the Boston Braves, he started one game but lost after walking three batters, yielding two-hits and two-runs in one official inning. In 1915 with the New York Yankees, Ensign Contrell had his finest season... he relieved in 7 games, working 21 innings had a nice 3.38 ERA and had a 0-1 record. Although Contrell wasn't as successful as he might have liked to be... none-the-less remember - 'anyone who reaches the major league level has to be a first class pitcher.' Ensign Contrell career record: 1-2, 4.82 ERA in 12 games, 37 innings. Major League Baseball History