Wilson Cunningham on Math, Baseball, and the Cubs

Rookie Chicago Cubs pitcher shares his experience in baseball and as a University of Chicago math student

Carry the Two
Carry the Two
Wilson Cunningham on Math, Baseball, and the Cubs

Show Notes

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 more of IMSI’s work: www.IMSI.institute, (twitter) @IMSI_institute, (instagram) IMSI.institute

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.