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al & tony cuccinello, 1994 TSN conlon, #1171

Player: Cuccinello, Al

Card: 1994 TSN Conlon #1171

Position: 2B/3B

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Alfred Edward Cuccinello who played briefly for the New York Giants during the 1935 season. Al batted and threw right-handed.

Al Cuccinello played one season in the majors, at age 20. He was one of three second basemen used by the 1935 New York Giants, who were managed by Bill Terry. Cuccinello got into 48 games at second base, while Mark Koenig was in 64 games there and Hughie Critz had 59 games at the position.

Al also played for the semi-pro Brooklyn Bushwicks, and worked in sanitation. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II.

He was the younger brother of All-Star Tony Cuccinello and uncle of Sam Mele, both MLB players. In July 1935, Tony and Al became the first brothers on opposing teams to hit home runs in a game. Al's son Bob Cuccinello, a police detective, was interviewed in 2008, and remembered that Al spent half a season with the St. Louis Cardinals, and did not get into a game. After his playing days, Al was a long-time scout for the Yankees.

(excerpted from Wikipedia, BR Bullpen, and Baseball Almanac)


Photo from “Centerfield Maz” Blog


Al Cuccinello is part of the New York City Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

Al is also part of the New York/SF Giants Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop

Al is also part of the St. Louis Cardinals Players Tour – Go to the Next Stop

See all Al’s baseball cards at TCDB

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