DAN KUCHCINSKI, Portland, Indiana

Inducted 1976

Player: Danny Kuchcinski, Erie, Pennsylvania, started pitching at the age of ten.  He won his first World title at the age of 18 in 1967 in Fargo, North Dakota, being the youngest winner since 1933.  He won world championships again in 1969 and 1970.  He averaged over 84% ringers in each of his 3 championships, while losing only 2 games and winning 103 games.  He had a streak of 66 consecutive ringers. 


Danny married Women’s World Champion Sue Gillespie and together had a traveling exhibition that toured all the U.S. and Canada.  Their act was witnessed by millions of viewers on television, including the Johnny Carson Show and even a show in Japan.