Kiki Cuyler

Kiki CuylerKiki Cuyler

World Series Champion-1925 Pittsburgh Pirates

Born: August 30, 1898

Died: February 11, 1950

Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1968

Chicago Cubs (1928-1935)

  • NL All-Star (1934)
  • 2-time NL Runs Scored Leader (1925 & 1926)
  • NL Doubles Leader (1934)
  • NL Triples Leader (1925)
  • 4-time NL Stolen Bases Leader (1926 & 1928-1930)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 3 (1925, 1929 & 1930)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 5 (1925, 1926 & 1929-1931)
  • 200 Hits Seasons: 3 (1925, 1930 & 1931)

Participated in 2 World Series for the Cubs (1929 and 1932) and another one for the Pirates in 1925.  

World Series with Cubs

1929 WS Cuyler batted .300 with 4 runs scored and 4 stolen bases

1930 WS Cuyler batted .278 with a double, triple, home run & stolen base


Kiki Cuyler began his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates and was a big star for the team in their1925 World Series championship team.  

The Cubs were able to make a trade with the Pirates due to a disagreement with Cuyler and Pirates manager, Donie Bush.

Read more about this disagreement and Kiki Cuyler's

career at SABR



November 28, 1927

Cubs trade Sparky Adams and Pete Brown to Pirates

for Kiki Cuyler

July 5, 1935 

Released by the

 Cubs


Yesterday's Cubs-Today's Metrics

In 1930, his 7.0 WAR is 8th best for a Cubs OF in a single season.  It is 18th best for an MLB OF in his years with the Cubs (1928-1934)


How did Kiki Cuyler compare to players in his era

Top 10 WAR for all MLB OF's from 1928 to 1934

  1. Babe Ruth 60.2
  2. Mel Ott 45.6
  3. Al Simmons 42.0
  4. Paul Waner 38.4
  5. Chuck Klein 36.1
  6. Babe Herman 32.8
  7. Heine Manush 30.1
  8. Goose Goslin 29.5
  9. Earl Averill 29.0
  10. Kiki Cuyler 28.8 


How does Kiki Cuyler compare with all-time Cubs OF's?

All-time Cubs OF by WAR (career)

  1. Sammy Sosa 60.7
  2. Billy Williams 58.9
  3. Bill Nicholson 37.8
  4. Jimmy Ryan 37.3
  5. Hack Wilson 33.9
  6. Phil Cavaretta 33.7
  7. George Gore 29.8
  8. Kiki Cuyler 29.2
  9. Frank Schulte 28.5
  10. Andy Pafko 25.8






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