Sunday, September 1, 2013

1977 Topps Baseball #623 - Jack Kucek

  • Jack Kucek started the 1977 season with AAA Iowa. He put up good numbers and in July was brought up to Chicago. Jack spent two months pitching for the White Sox before a separated shoulder ended his season in late August.
  • After his pitching career Jack invented a pitching device called Strikeout Strippz
  • Below is a video of a commencement address Kucek gave a while back.
  • 1977 Stats:
    • Chicago White Sox - 0-1, 3.63 ERA in 8 games (3 starts)
    • Iowa Oaks (AAA) - 6-8, 2.54 ERA in 16 games (15 starts)
  • 1977 Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 19751976

1 comment:

  1. This photo had to be taken during the White Sox 4/20-4/21/76 midweek series at Yankee Stadium (both day games). For one, the 4/21 game was one of only 2 games that Jack appeared in that season. Secondly, the Sox only wore those road white caps briefly at the start of the season before opponents started complaining that it put their hitters at a disadvantage because the ball would blend in with the white caps. So the league told them to switch to the home blue caps full time.