Jim Konstanty Stats

Jim Konstanty was born on Friday, March 2, 1917, in Strykersville, New York. Konstanty was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 18, 1944, with the Cincinnati Reds. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jim Konstanty baseball stats page.

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"Jim (Konstanty) wins because he can control the ball and he knows what he's doing. He uses his head. When he throws a fast ball, he throws it where they can only look at it, not hit it. When they're swinging, they get a slider, screwball, palm ball or curve - some kind of breaking stuff. He really has those hitters buffaloed." - Columnist Ed Rumill in Baseball Magazine (November 1950)

Jim Konstanty

Jim Konstanty Autograph on a 1961 Topps Baseball Card (#479 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1961top01' title='1961 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Jim Konstanty Autograph on a 1961 Topps Baseball Card (#479 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Casimir James Konstanty
Nickname:
Jim
Born On:
03-02-1917  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Strykersville, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-11-1976 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Oneonta, New York
Cemetery:
Maple Grove Cemetery, Worcester, New York
High School:
Arcade High School (Arcade, NY)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
202
First Game:
06-18-1944 (Age 27)
Last Game:
09-19-1956
Draft:
Not Applicable

Jim Konstanty

Jim Konstanty Pitching Stats

1944 27 Reds 20 12 4 6 4 .600 2.80 5 1 0 112.2 468 113 35 46 11 33 7 19 1 1 0 -
1946 29 Braves 10 1 3 0 1 .000 5.28 0 0 0 15.1 67 17 9 9 2 7 0 9 2 0 0 -
1948 31 Phillies 6 0 5 1 0 1.000 0.93 0 0 2 9.2 33 7 1 1 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 -
1949 32 Phillies 53 0 27 9 5 .643 3.25 0 0 7 97.0 386 98 35 38 9 29 1 43 1 1 1 -
1950 33 Phillies 74 0 62 16 7 .696 2.66 0 0 22 152.0 593 108 45 51 11 50 12 56 1 0 3 -
1951 34 Phillies 58 1 45 4 11 .267 4.05 0 0 9 115.2 494 127 52 58 9 31 10 27 0 0 2 -
1952 35 Phillies 42 2 25 5 3 .625 3.94 2 1 6 80.0 342 87 35 44 9 21 2 16 1 0 0 -
1953 36 Phillies 48 19 20 14 10 .583 4.43 7 0 5 170.2 735 198 84 90 18 42 6 45 1 3 0 -
1954 37 Phillies 33 1 19 2 3 .400 3.75 0 0 3 50.1 215 62 21 27 7 12 0 11 1 0 0 -
1954 37 Yankees 9 0 6 1 1 .500 0.98 0 0 2 18.1 70 11 2 2 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 -
1955 38 Yankees 45 0 30 7 2 .778 2.32 0 0 11 73.2 308 68 19 28 5 24 2 19 0 0 0 -
1956 39 Yankees 8 0 5 0 0 .000 4.91 0 0 2 11.0 53 15 6 6 3 6 0 6 0 0 0 -
1956 39 Cardinals 27 0 16 1 1 .500 4.58 0 0 5 39.1 167 46 20 20 4 6 1 7 0 0 0 -
11 Years 433 36 267 66 48 .579 3.46 14 2 74 945.2 3,931 957 364 420 88 269 41 268 8 5 6 -

Jim Konstanty

Jim Konstanty Hitting Stats

1944 27 Reds 20 34 2 10 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 3 0 0 1 .294 .314 .294
1946 29 Braves 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000
1948 31 Phillies 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1949 32 Phillies 53 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 .176 .176 .176
1950 33 Phillies 74 37 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 13 2 0 0 1 .108 .108 .108
1951 34 Phillies 58 19 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 .158 .158 .211
1952 35 Phillies 42 14 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 .071 .133 .143
1953 36 Phillies 48 50 3 11 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 .220 .220 .220
1954 37 Phillies 33 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1954 37 Yankees 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1955 38 Yankees 45 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 .125 .222 .125
1956 39 Yankees 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1956 39 Cardinals 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
11 Years 433 202 7 33 2 0 0 0 14 3 0 41 16 1 1 3 .163 .179 .173

Jim Konstanty

Jim Konstanty Fielding Stats

1944 Reds P 20 12 338 35 1.8 35 10 25 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.80
1946 Braves P 10 1 46 7 0.7 7 2 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.11
1948 Phillies P 6 0 29 1 0.2 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.93
1949 Phillies P 53 0 291 30 0.6 28 3 25 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.60
1950 Phillies P 74 0 456 36 0.5 34 12 22 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.01
1951 Phillies P 58 1 347 38 0.7 37 8 29 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.88
1952 Phillies P 42 2 240 25 0.6 22 6 16 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .880 2.48
1953 Phillies P 48 19 512 39 0.8 39 6 33 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.06
1954 Phillies P 33 1 151 12 0.4 12 1 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.15
1954 Yankees P 9 0 55 6 0.7 6 4 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.95
1955 Yankees P 45 0 221 21 0.5 19 8 11 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .905 2.32
1956 Yankees P 8 0 33 1 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.82
1956 Cardinals P 27 0 118 5 0.2 5 0 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.14
P Totals 433 36 2,837 256 0.6 246 61 185 10 14 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.34
11 Years 433 36 2,837 256 0.6 246 61 185 10 14 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.34

Jim Konstanty

Jim Konstanty Miscellaneous Stats

1944 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.8 17.0 0.58 1.52 2.64
1946 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.29 5.28 4.11
1948 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.50 6.52 1.86
1949 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 17.0 1.48 3.99 2.69
1950 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 12.3 1.12 3.32 2.96
1951 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 0.0 0.87 2.10 2.41
1952 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 7.0 0.76 1.80 2.36
1953 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.1 10.0 1.07 2.37 2.21
1954 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 0.0 0.92 1.97 2.15
1954 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.50 1.47 2.95
1955 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.79 2.32 2.93
1956 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.00 4.91 4.91
1956 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.17 1.60 1.37
11 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.9 14.4 1.00 2.55 2.56

Jim Konstanty

Jim Konstanty Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1944 Cincinnati Reds 35 Undetermined - -
1946 Boston Braves 38 Undetermined - -
1948 Philadelphia Phillies 26 Undetermined - -
1949 Philadelphia Phillies 35 Undetermined - -
1950 Philadelphia Phillies 35 Undetermined Stats Stats
1951 Philadelphia Phillies 35 $18,000.00 - -
1952 Philadelphia Phillies 35 Undetermined - -
1953 Philadelphia Phillies 35 Undetermined - -
1954 Philadelphia Phillies 35 Undetermined - -
1954 New York Yankees 21 Undetermined - -
1955 New York Yankees 21 $20,000.00 - -
1956 New York Yankees 21 $20,000.00 - -
1956 St. Louis Cardinals 25 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Jim Konstanty set Major League single season records for games pitched (74), games finished (62), wins by a relief pitcher (16) and a new National League record for saves (22) in 1950?

Did you know that after Jim Konstanty set those records, the baseball writer's awarded him with the Most Valuable Player Award - the first time in National League history a relief pitcher was given the honor? Konstanty easily won the award, receiving 286 points, and those who rounded out the top ten that year were Stan Musial (158), Eddie Stanky (144), Del Ennis (104), Ralph Kiner (91), Granny Hamner (79), Robin Roberts (68), Gil Hodges (55), Duke Snider (53) and Sal Maglie (51).

Did you know that Jim Konstanty was the first pitcher in Major League history to throw 150+ innings in a season (1950) where every inning pitched was in relief of a starter? Only two National League pitchers have matched that feat to date, Hoyt Wilhelm (159.1 relief innings pitched in 1952) and Mike Marshall (179 relief innings pitched in 1973 and 208.1 relief innings pitched in 1974).

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Phillies Centennial Team Plaque | Photo by Baseball Almanac | Citizens Bank Ballpark
The Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame is a collection of plaques, mounted on a brick wall in the Ashburn Alley section of Citizens Bank Park. From 1978 to 2003, the Phillies inducted one figure from their franchise history and one notable person from the Philadelphia Athletics (A's) organization each year, with the exception of 1983, when the Phillies inducted their Centennial Team. Their Centennial Team commemorates the best players of the first 100 years in franchise history and Mcgraw made the team which includes: Richie Ashburn (OF), Bob Boone (C), Larry Bowa (SS), Steve Carlton (LHP), Del Ennis (OF), Dallas Green (MGR), Jim Konstanty (RHP), Garry Maddox (OF), Tug McGraw (LHP), Robin Roberts (RHP), Pete Rose (1B), Mike Schmidt (3B) and Manny Trillo (2B).

Jim Konstanty, who had 16 relief wins in 1950, broke the Major League record for relief wins in a season set by Mace Brown , who had 15 in 1938. In 1959, Konstanty's record was broken by Roy Face who had 18 relief wins in a season, but through today Jim's record still remains intact for the Philadelphia Phillies .

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