Edward Joseph Konetchy , nicknamed "Big Ed" and "The Candy Kid", was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball for a number of teams, primarily in the National League, from 1907 to 1921. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals , Pittsburgh Pirates , Pittsburgh Rebels of the Federal League , Boston Braves , Brooklyn Robins , and Philadelphia Phillies . He batted and threw right-handed.
|Born: September 3, 1885|
La Crosse, Wisconsin
|Died: May 27, 1947 (aged 61)|
Fort Worth, Texas
|June 29, 1907, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 1921, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||992|
MLB first baseman with 2,150 hits overall and 182 triples over 15 seasons.
He married his girlfriend Aubrey in 1906.
He dropped out of school at 14 to work in a candy factory.
He led the St. Louis Cardinals in hits for four consecutive seasons between 1909 and 1912.
He played on the Philadelphia Phillies, the same team as Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt.
● Ed Konetchy was born on September 3, 1885 (age 61) in Wisconsin, United States ● He is a celebrity baseball player ● He died on May 27, 1947, Fort Worth, TX
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