Chris Van Cuyk
Christian Gerald Van Cuyk (January 3, 1927 – November 3, 1992) was a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. His older brother, Johnny Van Cuyk, also pitched in the majors.
Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1946, Van Cuyk made his Major League Baseball debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on July 16, 1950, and appeared in his final game on August 15, 1952.
The book Carl Erskine's Tales from the Dodgers Dugout: Extra Innings (2004) includes short stories from former Dodger pitcher Carl Erskine. Van Cuyk is featured in a number of these stories.
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