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Tony Cuccinello

Born: Nov 8, 1907

Death: Sep 21, 1995

Birthplace: Long Island City

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Tony Cuccinello

Date of Birth : Nov 8, 1907
Date of Death : Sep 21, 1995
Birth Place : Long Island City

Anthony Francis 'Tony' Cuccinello was an American professional baseball player who played for five Major League Baseball teams from 1930 through 1945: the Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Bees/Braves, New York Giants and Chicago White Sox. Cuccinelo batted and threw right-handed. He was the older brother and uncle of former major league players Al Cuccinello and Sam Mele. His surname was pronounced "coo-chi-NELL-oh". A native of Long Island City, New York, Cuccinello led the National League second basemen in assists and double plays three times and hit .300 or better five times, with a career high .315 in 1931. He was selected for MLB's first All-Star Game, played on July 6, 1933 at Comiskey Park, batting as a pinch-hitter for Carl Hubbell in the 9th inning. He also was selected for the 1938 All-Star Game. During the 1945 season, Cuccinello hit .308 for the Chicago White Sox, and just missed winning the American League batting title, one point behind Snuffy Stirnweiss' .309. Nevertheless, he was released in the offseason. In a 15-season career, Cuccinello was a .280 hitter with 94 home runs and 884 RBI in 1704 games.


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