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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 Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1955 22 NYY AL 8 7 .533 3.41 29 13 5 3 1 0 126.2 122 54 48 8 44 6 49 2 0 3 537 111 3.50 1.311 8.7 0.6 3.1 3.5 1.11
1956 ★ 23 NYY AL 18 9 .667 3.85 34 31 1 12 3 0 224.1 223 113 96 19 72 0 67 10 1 3 947 101 3.97 1.315 8.9 0.8 2.9 2.7 0.93 AS,MVP-30
1957 24 NYY AL 8 10 .444 3.56 37 23 10 4 1 2 179.1 169 82 71 13 59 2 78 8 0 2 759 101 3.65 1.271 8.5 0.7 3.0 3.9 1.32
1958 25 NYY AL 8 8 .500 3.93 34 15 8 4 1 4 126.0 132 67 55 14 39 2 46 6 0 1 544 90 4.26 1.357 9.4 1.0 2.8 3.3 1.18
1959 26 TOT AL 8 12 .400 4.34 42 24 10 6 1 1 168.0 184 92 81 15 51 0 60 12 0 1 725 92 4.11 1.399 9.9 0.8 2.7 3.2 1.18
1959 26 NYY AL 0 1 .000 8.64 9 1 4 0 0 0 16.2 21 16 16 5 9 0 9 0 0 1 76 43 6.98 1.800 11.3 2.7 4.9 4.9 1.00
1959 26 KCA AL 8 11 .421 3.87 33 23 6 6 1 1 151.1 163 76 65 10 42 0 51 12 0 0 649 104 3.80 1.355 9.7 0.6 2.5 3.0 1.21
1960 27 KCA AL 4 10 .286 6.00 31 17 5 1 0 0 114.0 140 85 76 22 43 2 38 1 0 2 518 67 5.53 1.605 11.1 1.7 3.4 3.0 0.88
6 Yrs 54 56 .491 4.10 207 123 39 30 7 7 938.1 970 493 427 91 308 12 338 39 1 12 4030 93 4.10 1.362 9.3 0.9 3.0 3.2 1.10
162 Game Avg. 11 12 .491 4.10 43 25 8 6 1 1 193 200 102 88 19 63 2 70 8 0 2 830 93 4.10 1.362 9.3 0.9 3.0 3.2 1.10
NYY (5 yrs) 42 35 .545 3.82 143 83 28 23 6 6 673.0 667 332 286 59 223 10 249 26 1 10 2863 97 3.93 1.322 8.9 0.8 3.0 3.3 1.12
KCA (2 yrs) 12 21 .364 4.78 64 40 11 7 1 1 265.1 303 161 141 32 85 2 89 13 0 2 1167 84 4.54 1.462 10.3 1.1 2.9 3.0 1.05
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1955 22 NYY AL 126.2 29 13 54 3.84 4.36 0.52 0.00 96.5 3.71 -3 -0.3 1.1 -0.2 0.6 9 .489 .498
1956 ★ 23 NYY AL 224.0 34 31 113 4.54 4.42 0.21 0.00 94.0 3.96 -16 -1.6 1.7 -0.2 0.1 5 .453 .490 AS,MVP-30
1957 24 NYY AL 179.1 37 23 82 4.12 4.16 0.32 0.00 97.4 3.74 -7 -0.7 1.6 -0.1 0.7 6 .481 .496
1958 25 NYY AL 126.0 34 15 67 4.79 4.15 0.43 0.00 95.9 3.57 -17 -1.8 .9 -0.1 -0.8 -7 .448 .489
1959 26 NYY AL 16.2 9 1 16 8.64 4.53 0.12 0.00 97.8 4.31 -8 -0.8 .5 0.1 -0.5 -7 .414 .495
1959 26 KCA AL 151.0 33 23 76 4.53 4.40 -0.18 0.00 103.4 4.74 5 0.5 .9 -0.1 1.7 16 .515 .503
1960 27 KCA AL 114.0 31 17 85 6.71 4.60 -0.21 0.02 100.5 4.85 -22 -2.2 .9 -0.0 -1.3 -14 .428 .486
6 Seasons 937.2 207 123 493 4.73 4.35 0.19 0.00 97.6 4.07 -69 -6.9 1.0 -0.6 0.5 7 .467 .494
NYY (5 yrs) 672.2 143 83 332 4.44 4.29 0.34 0.00 95.8 3.79 -51 -5.2 1.1 -0.4 0.1 6 .464 .493
KCA (2 yrs) 265.0 64 40 161 5.47 4.49 -0.19 0.01 102.1 4.79 -18 -1.7 .9 -0.1 0.4 1 .473 .495

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1955 22 NYY AL WS L BRO 0 0 6.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 4 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 14 1.667 12.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 1.00
1956 ❍ 23 NYY AL WS W BRO 1 0 1.000 0.82 3 1 0 1 1 0 11.0 6 2 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 40 0.818 4.9 0.0 2.5 1.6 0.67
1957 24 NYY AL WS L MLN 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 3.000 13.5 0.0 13.5 13.5 1.00
1958 ❍ 25 NYY AL WS W MLN 0 0 2.08 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 1.154 8.3 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.00
4 Yrs (4 Series) 1 0 1.000 1.89 8 1 0 1 1 0 19.0 15 5 4 1 6 0 4 0 0 0 76 1.105 7.1 0.5 2.8 1.9 0.67
4 WS 1 0 1.000 1.89 8 1 0 1 1 0 19.0 15 5 4 1 6 0 4 0 0 0 76 1.105 7.1 0.5 2.8 1.9 0.67

Standard Batting

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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

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

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1955 NYY AL 22 P 29 13 3 126.2 30 3 24 3 0 .900 1.92 0.93 .956 1.99 1.97 3 1 25% 47% 2
1956 NYY AL 23 P 34 31 12 224.1 58 13 40 5 5 .914 2.13 1.56 .950 1.92 1.91 5 1 17% 44% 1 AS,MVP-30
1957 NYY AL 24 P 37 23 4 179.1 57 9 47 1 5 .982 2.81 1.51 .963 1.99 2.00 6 3 33% 47% 2
1958 NYY AL 25 P 34 15 4 126.0 32 6 25 1 2 .969 2.21 0.91 .963 1.95 1.93 6 2 25% 47% 1
1959 TOT AL 26 P 42 24 6 168.0 48 11 36 1 4 .979 2.52 1.12 .955 2.05 2.03 9 5 36% 40% 1
1959 NYY AL 26 P 9 1 0 16.2 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 3.24 0.67 .955 2.05 2.03 1 0 0% 40% 1
1959 KCA AL 26 P 33 23 6 151.1 42 10 31 1 4 .976 2.44 1.24 .955 2.05 2.03 8 5 38% 40% 0
1960 KCA AL 27 P 31 17 1 114.0 28 3 22 3 1 .893 1.97 0.81 .967 1.96 1.95 9 2 18% 40% 1
6 Seasons P 207 123 30 938.1 253 45 194 14 17 .945 2.29 1.15 .958 1.97 1.97 38 14 27% 43% 8
6 Seasons TOT 207 123 30 938.1 253 45 194 14 17 .945 2.29 1.15 .958 1.97 1.97 38 14 27% 43% 8
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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)

Wins s c a p y
1956 AL  18 (9th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1956 AL  .667 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 AL  2.889 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1959 AL  42 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1956 AL  3 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1960 AL  22 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1956 AL  223 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 AL  0.762 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1959 AL  12 (8th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1956 AL  96 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1956 AL  10 (2nd)
1957 AL  8 (5th)
1958 AL  6 (9th)
1959 AL  12 (1st)

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

Assists as P s c a p y
1957 AL  47 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1955 AL  3 (4th)
1956 AL  5 (2nd)
1960 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1957 AL  2.81 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 11 (1450), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 18 (687), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 5 (1442), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (2990th), -0.7 career WAR/-0.7 7yr-peak WAR/-0.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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