Virgil Oliver "Fire" Trucks (April 26, 1917 – March 23, 2013) was a starting pitcher and coach in Major League Baseball. From 1941 through 1958, Trucks played for the Detroit Tigers (1941–1943, 1945–1952, 1956), St. Louis Browns (1953), Chicago White Sox (1953–1955), Kansas City Athletics (1958) and New York Yankees (1958). He batted and threw right-handed.
Trucks was a two-time All-Star and a two-time league leader in shutouts. In 1952, Trucks became the third major leaguer to throw two no-hitters in a season. He missed two seasons due to service in World War II. After his playing career, Trucks coached for several years in the major leagues. At the time of his death in March 2013, he had been one of the oldest living former major league players.
By Dean Hanley
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