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Tony Cuccinello

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Tony Cuccinello
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Second baseman / Third baseman
Born: (1907-11-08)November 8, 1907
Long Island City, New York
Died: September 21, 1995(1995-09-21) (aged 87)
Tampa, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1930 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1945 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .280
Hits 1,729
Runs batted in 884
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Career highlights and awards

Anthony Francis 'Tony' Cuccinello (November 8, 1907 – September 21, 1995) was a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played from

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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

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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.

Following his playing retirement, in 1947 Cuccinello managed in the Florida International League for the Tampa team (named the Smokers, after the city's large cigar business), and a year later coached for the Indianapolis Indians of the American Association. He returned to the majors to coach with the Reds (1949–51), Cleveland Indians (1952–56), White Sox (1957–66; 1969) and Detroit Tigers (1967–68). He served under former teammate Al Lopez in Cleveland and Chicago, and was a member of the

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Cuccinello died in Tampa, Florida at the age of 87.

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