|Second baseman / Third baseman|
Born: November 8, 1907|
Long Island City, New York
Died: September 21, 1995 (aged 87)|
|April 15, 1930 for the Cincinnati Reds|
Last MLB appearance
|September 25, 1945 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||884|
Career highlights and awards
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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.
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.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Tony Cuccinello at Find a Grave
- Baseball Historian
- Baseball Library
- BR Bullpen