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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-14-2014

Toledo News-Bee, October 14, 1914:

Mrs. Ed Konetchy, wife of the Pittsburg Pirate first baseman, on Wednesday admitted that she engineered the deal by which Koney transferred his affections from the Pirates to the Pittsburg Feds. Koney, she said, is to receive $7,500 a year on a three-year contract. The Pittsburg Feds gave her $1,000 for persuading Konetchy to jump, she said. Hans Wagner will play first in Koney’s place next year.

Konetchy isn’t famous, but he was one of the better first basemen in pro baseball during the last years of the dead ball era.

He finished in the top ten in his league in position player WAR five times, put up a career OPS+ of 123, and racked up 2,150 career hits. That career hit total ties him on the leaderboard with Yogi Berra, about halfway between Keith Hernandez and Dale Murphy.

Willie Horton Hears The Who (Dan Lee) Posted: October 14, 2014 at 10:52 AM | 12 comment(s)
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