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Johnny Kucks
Starting pitcher
Born: July 27, 1933 (1933-07-27) (age 76)
Hoboken, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 17, 1955 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1960 for the Kansas City Athletics
Career statistics
Win-Loss     54-56
Strikeouts     338
Earned run average     4.10

John Charles Kucks (born July 27, 1933) was a pitcher for the New York Yankees and Kansas City Athletics in Major League Baseball. He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1952 he was signed as an amateur free agent. Johnny Kucks won the final game of the 1956 World Series between the Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers, shutting out the Dodgers, 9-0 at Ebbets Field—the last World Series game ever played in that stadium.

On May 26, 1959 he was traded to the Kansas City Athletics, together with Jerry Lumpe and Tom Sturdivant, for Ralph Terry and Héctor López. On October 11, 1961 he was purchased by the Baltimore Orioles from the Athletics, but on December 1, 1961 the Orioles traded him to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor leaguer Ron Kabbes. However, he never played for the Cardinals.

Kucks was also the last pitcher to throw against Jackie Robinson.

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