Ed Konetchy

First Base

1907—1921

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
First Base RANK
#56

Player Detail

Edward Joseph
GIVEN NAME
Konetchy
SURNAME
September 3, 1885, in La Crosse, WI
BORN
May 27, 1947, in Fort Worth, TX, USA
DIED
1907—1921
Playing Career
Played from 21-35
PLAYING AGE
St. Louis Cardinals
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Rebels
Boston Braves
Brooklyn Dodgers
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
St. Louis Cardinals
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Big Ed
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-2 / 195
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
June 29, 1907
Major League Debut
October 1, 1921
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Ed Konetchy?

Broke up four no-hitters with late hits; big slugging first baseman who hit lots of triples in the deadball era.

60

HITTING

50

POWER

70

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

40

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
As a teenager in Wisconsin, Konetchy worked in a confectionary, earning him the nickname “The Candy Kid.”

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2085
2150
74
992
.281

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1911 Cardinals

25 Years Old

.289
AVG
6
HR
88
RBI
90
RUNS
.384
OBP
165
HITS
38
2B
13
3B
.433
SLG
81
BB
27
SB
5.2
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.281
.346
.403

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.749
.703
106.5

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
38.5
52.3

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Ed Konetchy Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Konetchy
530
149
67
24
13
5
69
48
50
18
213
202
.281
.346
.403
749
AVG 1B
535
147
65
21
9
4
71
42
47
17
199
193
.274
.331
.371
.703

Ed Konetchy Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
56
37
50
41
40
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
35
46
50
65
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Ed Konetchy PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
46.3
30.7
22.4
15.0
3.59
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Ed Konetchy
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
283.5
169.2
118.4
78.5
22.0
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Ed Konetchy
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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