Wilson Cunningham on Math, Baseball, and the CubsRookie Chicago Cubs pitcher shares his experience in baseball and as a University of Chicago math student
For this episode, host Sadie Witkowski goes a bit off-script. Sadie is joined by sports reporter Jon Zaghloul to interview rookie Cubs pitcher and applied math University of Chicago undergraduate Wilson Cunningham. This conversation ranges from interests in mathematics and statistics to applying those statistics to baseball.
Find our transcript here: LINK
Curious to learn more? Check out these additional links:
University of Chicago’s story about Wilson’s baseball career: https://news.uchicago.edu/story/cubs-prospect-pitcher-wilson-cunningham-balances-rigorous-uchicago-college-education-baseball-training
Chicago Tribune’s story about Wilson’s baseball career: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-university-chicago-cubs-baseball-rookie-pitcher-20220723-66rzhlqhuredta67nchmfcg7xy-story.html
Discover more about UChicago’s Computational and Applied Mathematics Program: https://cam.uchicago.edu/
Hear more of Jon’s reporting: https://linktr.ee/jonzsports
Follow Wilson Cunningham: @wils_cunningham
Follow Jon Zaghloul: @JonZSports
This episode was audio engineered by Tyler Damme.
Music by Blue Dot Sessions.
The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) is funded by NSF grant DMS-1929348.