Jack Kucek

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John Andrew Charles Kucek

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Pitcher Jack Kucek had an eventful 1974. Playing for Miami University, he threw a no-hitter on May 23rd against the University of Cincinnati in the first game of the NCAA District 4 tournament. He was drafted on June 5th by the Chicago White Sox in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft. And he made his major league debut on August 8th against the California Angels.

Though mostly used as a reliever in his major league career, Kucek pitched three straight complete games in September of 1978 for the White Sox. He was the losing pitcher on September 2nd against the Baltimore Orioles, giving up 3 hits and 1 unearned run, walking 4 and striking out 6. On September 10th against the Seattle Mariners he was the winner giving up 6 hits and 1 earned run, walking 1 and striking out 1. On September 17th, he lost 3-1 to the Mariners, giving up 5 hits, 3 runs (1 earned), walking 6 and striking out 6. Those were the only three complete games of his career.

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