The good-hitting, poor-fielding Puccinelli was the International League MVP in 1935,
when he led in nearly every batting category. The next year, his only full ML season,
he batted .278 for the last-place A's.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 21, 1930:
Four pinch-hit HRs are hit in a doubleheader between Brooklyn and St. Louis. Hal Lee and Harvey Hendrick connect for Brooklyn, and George Puccinelli and Jim Bottomley, for the Cards. The HRs are the first major-league hits for both Lee and Puccinelli.
»April 30, 1936:
The A's outslug the Browns, 12–8 behind George Puccinelli's four hits. Bill Dietrich chops down Sugar Cain for the win. Browns manager Hornsby announces that he is swapping 1B Jack Burns to the Tigers for lefty Chief Hogsett and cash. Burns will take over for the injured Greenberg and hit .283.