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Peter Dennis Vuckovich

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[edit] Biographical Information

Pitcher Pete Vuckovich went 18-6 with a 3.34 with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1982 and won the Cy Young Award that year. He played hurt down the stretch that year, and his arm never fully recovered, but he was indispensable to the team's pennant that season. He eventually retired prior to the 1987 season due to injuries.

Vuckovich later on played slugger Clue Haywood in the 1989 movie Major League and was a Brewers TV broadcaster from 1989 to 1991.

He joined the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 1992 and was the minor league pitching coordinator in 1992-1993. He was a special assistant to GM Cam Bonifay in 1994-1995 and Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel during the 1996 campaign. Moving back to the field, Vuckovich was the team's pitching coach from 1997 to 2000. He then returned to the front office and served as an assistant to Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington in 2011 at least. Vuckovich was a Special Assistant to the GM for the Seattle Mariners in 2013.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • AL Cy Young Award Winner (1982)
  • AL Wins Leader (1981)
  • AL Winning Percentage Leader (1982)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1979 & 1982)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1979, 1980 & 1982)


AL Cy Young Award
1981 1982 1983
Rollie Fingers Pete Vuckovich LaMarr Hoyt

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