Place of Birth:
May 7, 1924
Military Unit: US Coast Guard
Area Served: United States
Major League Stats: Al Cihocki on Baseball-Almanac
J “Al” Cihocki was born on May 7, 1924 in
Cihocki had a brief trial with the Philadelphia
Phillies in 1941 but signed his first contract as an infielder with
His professional career was put on hold at the
end of the season as he joined the Coast Guard and was stationed at
Curtis Bay, Maryland. Cihocki played baseball at
Cihocki received a medical discharge from service
at the beginning of 1945. He returned to the
He made his major league debut on opening day April 17, 1945, against the Chicago White Sox and played 92 games as a utility infielder. Cihocki batted .212 with 24 RBIs in his only major league season.
Cihocki joined the Baltimore Orioles of the International League in 1946, where he remained through the 1952 season. He later managed the semi-pro Bismarck Barons and various clubs in the minor leagues.
Al Cihocki lives in
Created December 24, 2007.
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