Tom Gunning

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Tom Gunning
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Born: (1862-03-04)March 4, 1862
Newmarket, New Hampshire
Died: March 17, 1931(1931-03-17) (aged 69)
Fall River, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 26, 1884, for the Boston Beaneaters
Last MLB appearance
June 18, 1889, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .205
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 46

Thomas Francis Gunning (March 4, 1862 – March 17, 1931) was a Major League Baseball catcher. He played all or part of six seasons in the majors, from 1884 until 1889, for the Boston Beaneaters, Philadelphia Quakers and Philadelphia Athletics.

Gunning was used mainly as a reserve catcher, never playing in more than 48 games in a season. He played that many in 1885 for the Beaneaters, which was more than any other catchers for Boston that year. In his last two seasons, he served as backup to Wilbert Robinson, who went on to a Hall of Fame career as a manager.