November 14, 1932 |
|September 19, 1959, for the Kansas City Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 22, 1962, for the Washington Senators|
|Earned run average||3.88|
Marion John "Marty" Kutyna (born November 14, 1932 in Philadelphia) is an American former right-handed pitcher in professional baseball. Kutyna spent three full seasons in Major League Baseball, pitching almost exclusively in relief. He stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, weighed 190 pounds (86 kg), and batted right-handed.
After graduating from North Catholic High School, he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. Kutyna never reached the Major League level with the Redbirds. He was part of a package of players that St. Louis swapped to the Cincinnati Redlegs on December 5, 1957, for young center fielder Curt Flood, who would go on to star on three pennant-winning Cardinal teams in the 1960s.
Kutyna toiled in the minors for nearly seven years before he finally reached the Majors on September 19, 1959 as a member of the Kansas City Athletics. He pitched the entire 1960 season for the Athletics, before being traded to the Washington Senators (for catcher and future Athletics manager Haywood Sullivan) in December 1960. Kutyna would spend two full seasons (1961–62) with the Senators, appearing in 104 games. He made just six starts among his 50 games, but he threw a total of 143 innings. Overall, Kutyna was 14–16, with a 3.88 earned run average in 159 career games. He allowed 301 hits and 108 bases on balls in 290 innings pitched, with 110 strikeouts, eight saves and no complete games in six assignments as a starting pitcher.