Anthony Francis Cuccinello (November 8, 1907 - September 21, 1995) was given his unconditional release from the Chicago White Sox after the 1945 seasons when he batted .308, missing the league’s batting title by one point as Stuffy Stirnweiss hit .309 for the season. During his 15 seasons in the big leagues, Cuccinello played for the Reds (1930-1931), Dodgers (1932-1935), Bees (1936-1940), Giants (1940), Braves (1942-19430 and White Sox (1944-1945). He was a three-time All-Star selection and batted over .300 five times in his career. Considered a solid fielding second baseman, he led the league three times in assists and double plays and retired with a .973 fielding percentage. Tony Cuccinello finished his career with 1,729 hits, 730 runs, 334 doubles, 94 home runs, 884 RBI and a.280 career batting average. Cuccinello coached under manager Al Lopez in Cleveland and Chicago for 1952-1966, and 1969. He won three American League pennants as a coach and was a member of the 1968 World Series champion Detroit Tigers coaching staff.