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Full Name: John Charles Kucks Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 3"/170 First Game: April 17, 1955
Birthdate: July 27, 1933 Final Game: September 25, 1960
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey MLB Experience: 6 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on July 27, 1933 in Hoboken, New Jersey, Johnny Kucks (John Charles Kucks) played for the New York Yankees and Kansas City Athletics over the course of his 6 year career. Kucks broke into the bigs on April 17, 1955 with the New York Yankees, and put up a 3.41 ERA in 126.2 innings pitched in 1955, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Johnny Kucks's best season was 1956, when he posted a 3.85 ERA, won 18 games and struck out 67 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1955 NY A 29 13 8 7 3.41 49 54 48 3 1 0 126.2 122 8 44 6 3 2
1956 NY A 34 31 18 9 3.85 67 113 96 12 3 0 224.1 223 19 72 0 3 10
1957 NY A 37 23 8 10 3.56 78 82 71 4 1 2 179.1 169 13 59 2 2 8
1958 NY A 34 15 8 8 3.93 46 67 55 4 1 4 126 132 14 39 2 1 6
1959 NY A 9 1 0 1 8.64 9 16 16 0 0 0 16.2 21 5 9 0 1 0
1959 KC A 33 23 8 11 3.87 51 76 65 6 1 1 151.1 163 10 42 0 0 12
1959 TOT A 42 24 8 12 4.34 60 92 81 6 1 1 168 184 15 51 0 1 12
1960 KC A 31 17 4 10 6.00 38 85 76 1 0 0 114 140 22 43 2 2 1
Total 207 123 54 56 4.10 338 493 427 30 7 7 938.1 970 91 308 12 12 39

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1955 NY A P 29 0 0 3 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .900
1956 NY A P 34 0 0 13 40 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 .914
1957 NY A P 37 23 179.1 9 47 1 5 0 0 6 3 2 .982
1958 NY A P 34 15 126 6 25 1 2 0 0 6 2 1 .969
1959 NY A P 9 1 16.2 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000
1959 KC A P 33 23 151 10 31 1 4 0 1 8 5 0 .976
1959 TOT A P 42 24 167.2 11 36 1 4 0 1 9 5 1 .979
1960 KC A P 31 17 114 3 22 3 1 0 1 9 2 1 .893
Total P 207 79 587 45 194 14 17 0 2 30 12 5 .945

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1955 NY A 29 40 0 2 0 0 .050 .050 .075 1 0 0 10 0 2 0 0 0
1956 NY A 34 77 7 11 0 1 .143 .224 .156 1 0 7 25 1 6 0 0 0
1957 NY A 37 55 4 6 0 2 .109 .183 .109 0 0 5 18 0 11 0 0 1
1958 NY A 34 40 2 5 0 2 .125 .186 .175 2 0 3 9 0 6 0 0 0
1959 NY A 9 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1959 KC A 33 47 4 4 0 0 .085 .140 .106 1 0 3 22 0 3 0 0 1
1959 TOT A 42 49 4 4 0 0 .082 .135 .102 1 0 3 24 0 3 0 0 1
1960 KC A 31 30 4 4 0 1 .133 .161 .133 0 0 1 9 0 3 0 0 0
Total 207 291 21 32 0 6 .110 .167 .127 5 0 19 95 1 31 0 0 2

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by New York Yankees (1952).
  • Traded by New York Yankees with Tom Sturdivant and Jerry Lumpe to Kansas City Athletics in exchange for Ralph Terry and Hector Lopez (May 26, 1959).
  • Sold by Kansas City Athletics to Baltimore Orioles (October 11, 1961).
  • Traded by Baltimore Orioles to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Ron Kabbes (December 1, 1961).

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