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Johnny Kucks    \COOKS\

John Charles Kucks Jr.

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: July 27, 1932 in Hoboken, NJ
High School: William L. Dickinson HS (Jersey City, NJ)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1952. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1955 (Age 22.264)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Athletics 1955-1960

Final Game: September 25, 1960 (Age 28.060)
Died: October 31, 2013 in Saddle River, NJ
Buried: George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1955 22 NYY AL 29 42 40 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .050 .050 .075 .125 -67 3 0 0 2 0 0 1
1956 ★ 23 NYY AL 34 91 77 7 11 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 25 .143 .224 .156 .379 3 12 0 1 6 0 0 1 AS,MVP-30
1957 24 NYY AL 37 71 55 4 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 18 .109 .183 .109 .292 -18 6 1 0 11 0 0 1
1958 25 NYY AL 34 49 40 2 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 .125 .186 .175 .361 2 7 0 0 6 0 0 1
1959 26 TOT AL 42 55 49 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 24 .082 .135 .102 .237 -34 5 1 0 3 0 0 1
1959 26 NYY AL 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1959 26 KCA AL 33 53 47 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 22 .085 .140 .106 .246 -32 5 1 0 3 0 0 1
1960 27 KCA AL 31 34 30 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .133 .161 .133 .295 -19 4 0 0 3 0 0 1
6 Yrs 207 342 291 21 32 5 0 0 6 0 0 19 95 .110 .167 .127 .294 -19 37 2 1 31 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 268 228 16 25 4 0 0 5 0 0 15 74 .110 .167 .127 .294 -19 29 2 1 24 0 0
NYY (5 yrs) 143 255 214 13 24 4 0 0 5 0 0 15 64 .112 .174 .131 .305 -16 28 1 1 25 0 0
KCA (2 yrs) 64 87 77 8 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 31 .104 .148 .117 .265 -27 9 1 0 6 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1955 22 NYY AL 29 42 -9 -0 0 0 4 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .481 .497 -0.6 0.0 -5 1
1956 ★ 23 NYY AL 34 91 -12 -0 0 0 10 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1 AS,MVP-30
1957 24 NYY AL 37 71 -9 -0 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1958 25 NYY AL 34 49 -6 -0 0 0 5 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1
1959 26 NYY AL 9 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /1
1959 26 KCA AL 33 53 -8 0 -0 0 6 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 1
1960 27 KCA AL 31 34 -4 0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
6 Seasons 207 342 -49 -0 1 0 37 -11 -1.2 0 -11 -1.2 .494 .499 -1.2 -0.1 -11
NYY (5 yrs) 143 255 -36 -1 1 0 27 -9 -0.9 0 -9 -0.9 .494 .499 -1.0 -0.0 -9
KCA (2 yrs) 64 87 -12 0 0 0 10 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .497 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1955 22 NYY AL 42 40 0 0.0 102 .067 .050 .265 .050 .345 .075 .395 .125 .740 -67 .000 -9.5 -1.0 .079 .025 .025
1956 23 NYY AL 91 72 4 1.5 104 .212 .143 .264 .224 .345 .156 .403 .379 .748 3 .105 -10.8 -1.1 .303 .104 .013
1957 24 NYY AL 71 61 2 0.9 99 .162 .109 .262 .183 .334 .109 .395 .292 .729 -18 .051 -9.1 -0.9 .220 .091 .000
1958 25 NYY AL 49 41 2 1.3 95 .161 .125 .257 .186 .325 .175 .390 .361 .715 2 .101 -5.3 -0.5 .286 .125 .050
1959 26 TOT AL 55 49 1 0.6 100 .160 .082 .262 .135 .334 .102 .401 .237 .735 -34 .022 -9.3 -0.9 .174 .082 .020
1959 26 NYY AL 2 2 0 0.0 95 .000 .256 .000 .326 .000 .391 .000 .718 -100 .000 -0.5 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1959 26 KCA AL 53 47 1 0.6 100 .160 .085 .263 .140 .334 .106 .401 .246 .736 -32 .023 -8.7 -0.9 .182 .085 .021
1960 27 KCA AL 34 29 1 0.9 102 .190 .133 .265 .161 .338 .133 .405 .295 .743 -19 .053 -5.2 -0.5 .192 .033 .000
6 Yrs 342 292 10 0.9 100 .163 .110 .263 .167 .338 .127 .399 .294 .736 -19 .052 -49.0 -4.9 .218 .082 .017
162 Game Avg. 268 229 8 0.9 100 .163 .110 .263 .167 .338 .127 .399 .294 .736 -19 .052 -49.0 -4.9 .218 .082 .017
NYY (5 yrs) 255 216 8 1.0 100 .160 .112 .262 .174 .338 .131 .397 .305 .735 -16 .058 -35.2 -3.5 .230 .089 .019
KCA (2 yrs) 87 76 2 0.7 101 .174 .104 .263 .148 .336 .117 .403 .265 .739 -27 .034 -13.9 -1.4 .186 .065 .013

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1955 22 NYY AL WS BRO L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 ❍ 23 NYY AL WS BRO W 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1957 24 NYY AL WS MLN L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 ❍ 25 NYY AL WS MLN W 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 8 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 1 0 0
4 WS 8 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 1 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1956 NYY AL 23 DNP

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1955 22 NYY AL 42 0.0% 23.8% 0.0% 2.4% 50% 4.0 3.83 71%
1956 23 NYY AL 91 0.0% 27.5% 7.7% 1.1% 9% 3.57 3.1 77.0 2.20 57%
1957 24 NYY AL 71 0.0% 25.4% 7.0% 0.0% 0% 3.60 3.1 27.5 3.10 52%
1958 25 NYY AL 49 0.0% 18.4% 6.1% 4.1% 40% 3.00 4.4 20.0 1.91 63%
1959 26 TOT AL 55 0.0% 43.6% 5.5% 1.8% 25% 8.00 2.0 2.83 45%
1959 26 NYY AL 2 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0 0%
1959 26 KCA AL 53 0.0% 41.5% 5.7% 1.9% 25% 7.33 2.1 2.83 47%
1960 27 KCA AL 34 0.0% 26.5% 2.9% 0.0% 0% 9.00 3.3 30.0 1.29 62%
6 Yrs 342 0.0% 27.8% 5.6% 1.5% 16% 5.00 3.1 48.5 2.44 57%
MLB Averages 2.3% 12.6% 8.9% 6.6% 29% 1.41 7.0 37.8 8.3 1.00 74%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1955 22 NYY AL -9.5 -1.0 42 -0.6 0.1 -0.7 .71 -0.8 0.0 -7.3 -0.7 0.78 -9.0 0
1956 23 NYY AL -10.8 -1.1 91 -1.0 0.3 -1.4 .66 -1.2 -0.4 -16.4 -1.6 0.95 -13.5 0
1957 24 NYY AL -9.1 -0.9 71 -0.8 0.3 -1.1 .80 -0.9 -0.0 -9.5 -1.0 0.92 -9.7 0
1958 25 NYY AL -5.3 -0.5 49 -0.3 0.4 -0.6 .71 -0.6 0.2 -6.6 -0.7 1.02 -6.2 0
1959 26 TOT AL -9.3 -0.9 52 -0.7 0.2 -1.0 .82 -0.9 -0.0 -9.6 -1.0 0.90 -9.7 0
1959 26 NYY AL -0.5 -0.1 2 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .66 -0.1 0.0 -0.4 -0.0 0.74 -0.6 0
1959 26 KCA AL -8.7 -0.9 50 -0.7 0.2 -0.9 .83 -0.8 -0.0 -9.1 -0.9 0.91 -9.2 0
1960 27 KCA AL -5.2 -0.5 35 -0.2 0.5 -0.7 1.15 -0.3 0.1 -1.4 -0.1 0.99 -2.8 0
6 Yrs -49.0 -4.9 340 -3.6 1.9 -5.5 .78 -4.7 0.0 -50.6 -5.2 0.93 -50.9 0

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1955 22 NYY AL 1 0 0% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 23 NYY AL 0 0 37% 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 2 2 0 2 1 1 2 1 1
1957 24 NYY AL 2 0 36% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 2 2 0 3 2 1 1 0 1
1958 25 NYY AL 0 0 25% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1959 26 TOT AL 1 0 57% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1959 26 NYY AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 26 KCA AL 1 0 57% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1960 27 KCA AL 2 0 80% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50% 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 2
6 Yrs 6 0 40% 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 41% 9 8 1 5 3 2 8 2 6

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1955 22 NYY AL 42 29% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 3 0 0% 4 1 25% 16 0 0% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
1956 23 NYY AL 91 32% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 6 75% 17 0 0% 21 5 24% 60 1 2% 4 0 0% 2 0 0% 0
1957 24 NYY AL 71 25% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 11 79% 19 1 5% 20 4 20% 46 3 7% 4 3 75% 3 1 33% 0
1958 25 NYY AL 49 20% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 6 75% 10 0 0% 11 4 36% 36 2 6% 1 0 0% 1 1 100% 0
1959 26 TOT AL 52 27% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 60% 9 1 11% 9 2 22% 28 0 0% 2 0 0% 1 0 0% 3
1959 26 NYY AL 2 50% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 26 KCA AL 50 26% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 60% 9 1 11% 9 2 22% 28 0 0% 2 0 0% 1 0 0% 3
1960 27 KCA AL 34 15% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 75% 5 0 0% 5 1 20% 21 3 14% 0 0 2 1 50% 0
6 Yrs 339 26% 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 41 31 76% 63 2 3% 70 17 24% 207 9 4% 12 3 25% 10 3 30% 3
MLB Averages 49% 76% 11% 31% 14% 49% 53%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1955 22 29 42 40 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .050 .050 .075 .125 -67 3 0 0 2 0 0
1956 23 63 133 117 7 13 2 0 0 1 0 0 7 35 .111 .168 .128 .296 -19 15 0 1 8 0 0
1957 24 100 204 172 11 19 2 0 0 3 0 0 12 53 .110 .173 .122 .295 -19 21 1 1 19 0 0
1958 25 134 253 212 13 24 4 0 0 5 0 0 15 62 .113 .175 .132 .308 -15 28 1 1 25 0 0
1959 26 176 308 261 17 28 5 0 0 5 0 0 18 86 .107 .168 .126 .294 -18 33 2 1 28 0 0
1960 27 207 342 291 21 32 5 0 0 6 0 0 19 95 .110 .167 .127 .294 -19 37 2 1 31 0 0

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1955 22 30 44 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 29
1956 23 36 97 82 9 13 1 0 0 1 0 8 26 .159 .242 .171 .412 3 34
1957 24 39 75 58 4 6 0 0 0 2 0 5 19 .103 .175 .103 .278 1 37
1958 25 36 51 42 2 5 2 0 0 2 0 3 9 .119 .178 .167 .344 1 34
1959 26 44 59 52 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 25 .096 .161 .115 .276 1 42
1960 27 33 36 32 7 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 9 .156 .182 .156 .338 1 31
6 Yrs 218 362 308 28 34 4 0 0 7 0 21 98 .110 .170 .123 .293 7 207
162 Game Avg. 162 269 229 21 25 3 0 0 5 0 16 73 .110 .170 .123 .293 5 207



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1956 AL (30, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1957 AL  11 (5th)

             

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