The Tenth Inning


Welcome to The Tenth Inning. This website is oriented towards my passion for baseball. It contains my work as an author, freelance journalist, and blogger. My objective is to share my research, writings, and interests with an audience that also has a passion for baseball. A baseball game that goes into the tenth inning generally means the fans "get something extra." My hope is that you will experience this website as though you are at a game in the tenth inning!

What's New?

On January 25, 2014, an updated version of my Metro New Orleans Area Player Database was published.  It now has over 1,000 entries of baseball players who attended New Orleans area high schools and went on to play at the college level, were drafted professionally, played in the Minor Leagues or played in the Major Leagues. Go to the Articles page on this website to retrieve the latest copy in a PDF format.

January, 2, 2014 - My blog, Baseball's Relatives, on the Major League Baseball Blog Network now has over 130 entries containing recent news about baseball's family relationships.  Click here to view the blog. 
On June 5, 2013, I did an on-air interview with sports show host Scott Alexander on New Orleans station WGSO 990 AM.  With Father's Day coming up, we talked about my book, Family Ties, and shared stories of our recollections of relatives in baseball.
On May 2, 2013, sponsored the launch of a new blog, named "Baseball's Relatives," on Major League Baseball's blog website (  This new blog will serve as an extension of my book Family Ties, by being specifically devoted to emerging stories, new information, and expert commentary about the ever-evolving family relationships in baseball.
The March/April 2013 issue of Delta Magazine listed Family Ties in its "Hot Topics" feature.  Delta Magazine is a regional publication featuring the artists, places, food and recipes, architecture and interior design, shopping, and journalism of the Mississippi Delta.  Go the "Books & Reviews" page to view the article.
On March 3, 2013, I did an on-air radio interview about my book, Family Ties, on the "Talkin' Baseball" sports talk show of WFAN 660 out of New York City, with host Ed Randall. 
The Tenth Inning had its Facebook page launched on February 23, 2013.


On February 16, 2013, I did an on-air interview about my book, Family Ties, on the "Remember When" talk show of the Major League Baseball Network Radio, with hosts Ed Randall and Rico Petrocelli.
On February 1, 2013, a new version of my New Orleans Area Player Database was published on  Go to the Articles page to retrieve this latest update.
Sports Collectors Digest editor, Tom Bartch, reviewed Family Ties in his column on November 2, 2012.

The West Bank Beacon, a local New Orleans newspaper, printed an article about Family Ties in its November 2012 issue.


I did an on-air radio interview with Rich Marazzi, the host of Inside Yankee Baseball, on ESPN 1300 on October 27, 2012.

My debut book, Family Ties: A Collection of Facts and Trivia About Baseball's Relatives, was released in October 2012.
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Richard gets a copy of his book signed by Pete Rose who is prominently mentioned in Family Ties

About Richard Cuicchi

I am a native of Shaw, MS, and have spent all of my adult life in New Orleans; so now I claim to be a true New Orleanian.  I graduated from Mississippi State University with a Computer Science degree in 1973 and worked in the information technology field for over 38 years.


I have been a contributor of baseball-related articles to various national and local publications, including Bleacher Creature, Sports Collectors Digest, The West Bank Beacon and  My first book, Family Ties: A Comprehensive Collection of Facts and Trivia About Baseball's Relatives, represents twenty years of research about baseball's family relationships.


I leveraged my IT background to build my own databases of biographical research materials and reference information.  It has been an ongoing labor of love to maintain and update the information, and I use it frequently in my research projects.  My own library is fairly extensive, as my wife Mary refers to it as the "New Orleans branch" of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library.

I have been a member of Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) since 1983.  I am an active participant of the New Orleans-based Schott-Pelican chapter of SABR.
Richard Cuicchi can be contacted at