View Full Version : Hazen Shirley "Kiki" Cuyler
10-17-2006, 10:45 AM
He played in the major leagues from 1921 to 1938.
10-17-2006, 12:01 PM
10-17-2006, 01:39 PM
WARP3 of 85 is pretty good (not HoF level, but pretty good). KiKi (pronounced with a long i) was a fine player. Once got 10 hits in consecutive AB's. Though a star player, his manager, Donie Bush, wouldn't play him in the 1927 WS versus the ranks. Apparently Cuyler wasn't happy about his manager moving him up to the #2 slot in the order and the manager wasn't happy about him complaining about it.
10-17-2006, 04:54 PM
I still have trouble looking at Cuyler's name and thinking "kyky" instead of "keykey"
10-18-2006, 09:17 AM
Here's evidence that America's made progress since then...They called him Kiki because he stuttered, and that's how he would start saying his last name.
Never really great, but almost always quite good. One of the more prolific basestealers of the day, led the NL four times in a five year period.
I said yes, but barely.
10-18-2006, 09:40 AM
Here's evidence that America's made progress since then...They called him Kiki because he stuttered, and that's how he would start saying his last name
Every story I heard about his nickname centered around fans yelling out the first syllable of his last name.
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