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Konstanty, Jim


From the "This Great Game" card back: In his first professional season, Konstanty lost 19 games. He briefly flirted with pro basketball and even answered the bell as a fighter in the ring. But, Big Jim’s favorite hobby was twirling his famous slider and palm ball, which he could locate as if on command. In 1950, the upstate New York native appeared in 72 games, often on one days rest, and won 16 for the Phillies. He also saved 22 games, helping his team to their first pennant in 35 seasons.  


Birth Date: March 2, 1917
Birth Location: Strykersville, NY
Death Date: June 11, 1976
Death Location: Oneonta NY, USA
Weight: 202 lb
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: June 18, 1944
Final Game Date: September 19, 1956
Years Played: 13
Games Played: 433
At Bats: 202
Runs: 7
Hits: 33
Doubles: 2
Triples: 0
Home Runs: 0
RBIs: 14
Stolen Bases: 0
Base on Balls: 3
Batting Average: 0.163
Position: Pitcher

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