Rick Luecken

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Rick Luecken
Born: McAllen, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 6, 1989, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1990, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 3-5
Earned run average 5.10
Saves 1
Innings pitched 77⅔

Richard Fred Luecken (born in McAllen, Texas) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1989 to 1990 for the Kansas City Royals, Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays. Listed at 6' 6", 210 lb., he batted and threw right handed.

Luecken was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 27th round of the 1983 MLB Draft out of Texas A&M University. He pitched four seasons in the Mariners Minor League system before being traded along with Danny Tartabull to Kansas City in exchange for Scott Bankhead, Mike Kingery and Steve Shields.

In 1989, Luecken posted a 2-1 record with one save and a 3.42 earned run average in 19 relief appearances with the Royals.

Before the 1990 season, Luecken was traded along with Charlie Leibrandt to Atlanta for Gerald Perry and one minor leaguer. He went 1-4 with a 5.77 ERA in 36 games and was traded by the Braves late in the year to Toronto.


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