Rick Luecken

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Rick Luecken
Rick Luecken - Memphis Chicks - 1988.jpg
Luecken in 1988
Born: (1960-11-15) November 15, 1960 (age 58)
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 record3–5
Earned run average5.10

Richard Fred Luecken (born November 15, 1960) is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals, Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays.


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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