Al Cuccinello

Al Cuccinello

Al Cuccinello
Second baseman
Born: (1914-08-26)August 26, 1914
Long Island City, New York
Died: March 29, 2004(2004-03-29) (aged 89)
Malverne, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 17, 1935 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 29, 1935 for the New York Giants
Career statistics
Batting average .248
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 20
Teams

Alfred Edward Cuccinello (August 26, 1914 – March 29, 2004) was a [1]

A native of Long Island City, New York, Cuccinello appeared in 54 games for the 1935 Giants. On May 30 of that year, he hit a home run in his first game at the Polo Grounds, and on July 5, he and his brother Tony, of the Brooklyn Dodgers, each hit home runs in the same game, joining a select club that includes Aaron and Bret Boone, César and Felipe Crespo, Héctor and José Cruz, Dom and Joe DiMaggio, Graig and Jim Nettles, and Rick and Wes Ferrell. The seven sets of brothers hit their homers playing for opposing teams.

In one season career, Cuccinello posted a .248 average (41–for–165) with four home runs and 20 RBI, including 27 runs, seven doubles and one triple.

Following his playing career, Cuccinello spent some time working as a scout. He died in Malverne, New York at the age of 89.

Sources

  • Baseball Reference
  • Retrosheet
  • Historib Baseball
  • Pittsburgh Tribune review