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Portrait of Connie Mack

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 2949 .244 .305 .300 .000 0
Birth Date12-22-1862
Height6' 1"
Weight150 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1886 WS8 23 10 36 36 4 13 2 1 0 17 0 2 5 0 .361 .000 .472 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1887 WS8 24 82 325 314 35 63 6 1 0 71 8 17 3 20 26 .201 .228 .226 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1888 WS8 25 85 325 300 49 56 5 6 3 82 17 18 8 29 31 .187 .249 .273 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1889 WS8 26 98 409 386 51 113 16 1 0 131 15 12 8 42 26 .293 .333 .339 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1890 BFP 27 123 570 503 95 134 15 12 0 173 47 13 20 53 16 .266 .353 .344 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1891 PIT 28 75 308 280 43 60 10 0 0 70 19 11 9 29 4 .214 .286 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1892 PIT 29 97 373 346 39 84 9 4 1 104 21 22 6 31 11 .243 .298 .301 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1893 PIT 30 37 148 133 22 38 3 1 0 43 10 9 5 15 4 .286 .358 .323 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1894 PIT 31 70 270 231 33 57 7 1 1 69 21 14 4 14 21 8 .247 .320 .299 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1895 PIT 32 14 59 49 12 15 2 0 0 17 7 1 1 2 4 1 .306 .404 .347 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1896 PIT 33 33 126 120 9 26 4 1 0 32 5 8 0 1 16 0 .217 .248 .267 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career72429492698392659792858091701276417265127.244.305.300.0000.00.00.0

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1886 WS8 MLB 10 36 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1887 WS8 MLB 82 325 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1888 WS8 MLB 85 325 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1889 WS8 MLB 98 409 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1890 BFP MLB 123 570 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1891 PIT MLB 75 308 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1892 PIT MLB 97 373 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1893 PIT MLB 37 148 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1894 PIT MLB 70 270 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1895 PIT MLB 14 59 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1896 PIT MLB 33 126 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1886 WS8 MLB 36 4 13 2 1 0 5 0 2 0 .361 .000 .472 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1887 WS8 MLB 325 35 63 6 1 0 20 8 17 26 .201 .228 .226 .025 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1888 WS8 MLB 325 49 56 5 6 3 29 17 18 31 .187 .249 .273 .087 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1889 WS8 MLB 409 51 113 16 1 0 42 15 12 26 .293 .333 .339 .047 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1890 BFP MLB 570 95 134 15 12 0 53 47 13 16 .266 .353 .344 .078 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1891 PIT MLB 308 43 60 10 0 0 29 19 11 4 .214 .286 .250 .036 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1892 PIT MLB 373 39 84 9 4 1 31 21 22 11 .243 .298 .301 .058 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1893 PIT MLB 148 22 38 3 1 0 15 10 9 4 .286 .358 .323 .038 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1894 PIT MLB 270 33 57 7 1 1 21 21 14 8 .247 .320 .299 .052 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1895 PIT MLB 59 12 15 2 0 0 4 7 1 1 .306 .404 .347 .041 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1896 PIT MLB 126 9 26 4 1 0 16 5 8 0 .217 .248 .267 .050 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The Lineup Card: Seven Pioneers Worthy of Hall of Fame InductionBaseball Prospectus2014-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: What the 1936 Hall of Fame Ballot Tells Us About Today'sZachary Levine2014-01-07
The BP Wayback Machine: The Nose KnowsSteven Goldman2014-01-03
Manufactured Runs: The Phillies President Speaks to SABRColin Wyers2013-08-01
The Lineup Card: Eight World Series Teams that Faded Quickly Baseball Prospectus2013-08-01
Wezen-Ball: Connie Mack, the Wise-Cracking CatcherLarry Granillo2013-03-27
Baseball ProGUESTus: Paul Richards, Maker of Major-League ManagersJonathan Bernstein2013-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Pacific SurflinerGeoff Young2013-01-22
BP Unfiltered: Jim Tracy and the Fantasy of Indefinite ExtensionsBen Lindbergh2012-10-08
The Lineup Card: 10 Most Disappointing Career-Ending InjuriesBaseball Prospectus2012-05-09
Inside The Park: American League Horror StoryBradford Doolittle2012-03-09
The BP Broadside: Zimmerman, Rendon, and the Nagging Itch to Scratch a McQuinnSteven Goldman2012-02-27
The BP Wayback Machine: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a CrossroadsBradford Doolittle2011-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Leyland's Cooperstown CaseJay Jaffe2011-10-13
Baseball ProGUESTus: Moneyball and Money MenKevin Baker2011-10-07
From the Editor's Desk: Intermission: Enjoy the Independence Day WeekendSteven Goldman2011-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: NL: June SwoonsJay Jaffe2011-06-21
The BP Broadside: Fredi Gonzalez Says Something Really, Really DumbSteven Goldman2011-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: If the Past is Precedent Then the Tribe Can CrashSteven Goldman2011-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: Baseball on the OnesKen Funck2011-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Babe Ruth's Fat Dead Cat(s)Steven Goldman2011-03-21
The BP Broadside: The Most Disappointing Prospects of All Time, Part 2Steven Goldman2011-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Genius + Zobrist = MaddonSteven Goldman2011-02-23
Inside The Park: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a CrossroadsBradford Doolittle2010-12-08
Prospectus Hit and Run: Billy and GeorgeJay Jaffe2010-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Marvin Miller and Pat GillickJay Jaffe2010-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The Young-Huff All-Stars, Part ISteven Goldman2010-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Reviving The RangersJohn Perrotto2010-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessExpanded Horizons: Flooded with ChoicesTommy Bennett2010-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The La Russa-Rasmus FeudSteven Goldman2010-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: Hindsight is 81-81Ken Funck2010-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Don't Call it the Veterans' CommitteeJay Jaffe2010-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The No Fun League?Will Carroll2010-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: The White Rat ReluctantJeff Euston2010-07-26
One-Hoppers: Bluster and Luster: George Steinbrenner (1930-2010)Jay Jaffe2010-07-13
You Can Blog It Up: The 2010 Orioles: One of the Worst Teams of All Time?Steven Goldman2010-06-05
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Notes #14Steven Goldman2010-04-16
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Notes #10Steven Goldman2010-04-09
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Notes #6Steven Goldman2010-04-05
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Notes #3Steven Goldman2010-03-31
Crossing the Pond: A True World Series?Dan Wade2010-01-14
You Could Look It Up: First-Base HorrorsSteven Goldman2010-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: He Should Have Picked LeeSteven Goldman2009-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-09-27
Prospectus Hit List: Nearly All Wrapped UpJay Jaffe2009-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: California SchemingChristina Kahrl2009-08-17
You Could Look It Up: A Whiter Shade of Pale HoseSteven Goldman2009-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Nationals Disgrace?Steven Goldman2009-07-21
You Could Look It Up: All-Star ObscuritiesSteven Goldman2009-07-10
Prospectus Hit List: Closing InJay Jaffe2009-06-26
Prospectus Hit and Run: Tales in a Minor KeyJay Jaffe2009-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Week One WrapJohn Perrotto2009-04-12
The Week In Quotes: February 23- March 1Alex Carnevale2009-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Nose KnowsSteven Goldman2009-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Shocked, Shocked!Steven Goldman2008-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Miracles and Management MiscuesSteven Goldman2008-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessBlazing the O'Malley Trail: 50 Years Later, Part OneGary Gillette2008-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Keith Lieppman Interview, Part 1Kevin Goldstein2008-03-07
You Could Look It Up: Fun with ComparablesSteven Goldman2008-02-25
Transaction Analysis: Backup Wheels within WheelsChristina Kahrl2008-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: SweepersSteven Goldman2007-10-29
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Shakeups in the OffingJohn Perrotto2007-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Cardinal SinsJohn Perrotto2007-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Elmer Flick in All of UsSteven Goldman2007-09-17
The New Parity: One Indicator of a Healthy GameBrandon Isleib2007-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessBrave World: Back on TopJohn Perrotto2007-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Dan LevittDavid Laurila2007-04-29
Doctoring The Numbers: Charlie HaegerRany Jazayerli2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Turning the PageDan Fox2007-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Age Before BeautyDan Fox2007-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: This Week in Baseball HeadlinesJim Baker2006-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWorld Series Prospectus: Game Four DiaryChristina Kahrl2006-10-27
Prospectus Matchups: Those Who Repeat History are Doomed to Repeat HistoryJim Baker2006-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Frank Thomas' RelocodaJim Baker2006-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Life After Getting SweptJim Baker2005-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTrading a Superstar: It's Not as Rare as You Might ThinkMark Armour2004-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: The Eddie AwardJeff Bower2003-02-28
The Eddie Award: Good Things Come to Those Who WalkJeff Bower2003-02-28
Prospectus Feature: 2003 IHOF Veterans Committee ResultsNeal Traven2003-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessBreaking Balls: Breaking Balls: Jack QuinnDerek Zumsteg2003-02-07
Prospectus Feature: A Brief History of the Veterans CommitteeNeal Traven2003-01-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which Hitchcock? Alex Rios's contract was the largest to ever go through a waiver claim, but I wonder how much it could compare to the selling off of players (most famously Ruth, but also the Connie Mack tear-downs) during periods of economic instability between the wars? Are those precedents in some way for what we saw this week?
(Asinwreck from Chicago, IL)
All of the Hitchcock, actually. I have most of his catalog ripped to my computer and just clicked "play all." The current tune is "The Man With the Light Bulb Head," so I guess we're on "Fegmania!" Your parallels to the Rios sale are correct in part, but slightly different in that Frazee and Mack were saying, "These are really good players, worth the money, and I regret parting with them, but I just can't afford to pay them right now." The Rios sale was Ricciardi saying, "This guy ISN'T worth the money, I just thought he was at one point, so please take him away from me." (Steven Goldman)
2009-03-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you tell me why baseball managers still wear uniforms? I look ridiculous.
(Lou Piniella from Arizona)
Tradition. I wouldn't mind seeing some manager go Connie Mack/Jack Del Rio and stop wearing the uniform in favor of a suit. Problem is all the time spent on the field would be hell on a nice pair of shoes. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Connie Mack's '29 Triumph : The Rise and Fall of the Philadelphia by William Kashatus... I loved this book.
(Toni from Oakland, CA)
To Everything a Season by Bruce Kuklick is also excellent on the A's and their interaction with the city of Philadelphia. (Steven Goldman)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Reading anything good right now? Baseball division, or non-baseball division...
(BL from Bozeman)
I just finished Kashatus' "Connie Mack's '29 Triumph," which was nice, and especially effective in portraying the city and the period, and Peter Cozzens' interesting revisionist account of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign, which I would highly recommend. Right now, I'm dipping into a bit of Kafka for palate-cleansing and Andelman's "A Shattered Peace" (on Versailles), before moving on to Lee Lowenfish's bio of Branch Rickey. I'm supposed to get the new novels by Dan Simmons (on Dickens' London) and Richard K. Morgan (featuring his latest strange blend of antiheroism) shortly, and figuring those will make light flight reading next month during the book tour. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, what figure from baseball history was most similar to Napolean? (You may select your own criteria of similarity.)
(collins from greenville nc)
It would be easy to draw a comparison to almost anybody who was seen as brilliant in his heyday, and who then tried one comeback too many. Earl Weaver has his equivalent to the 100 days, for example, and I suppose we could say the same of Casey Stengel. In contrast, you'd have to compare Connie Mack to Kaiser Franz Josef, in terms of far outliving his useful career. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Steven, The wife's doing OK, but the cats are PO'd. Dusty and I are not on speaking terms. In any case, you seem to have quite a bit of vitriol for Connie Mack (your most recent YCLIU, for example). I'm curious, what did you think of the Macht book, which tended to a kinder, gentler portrayal of the old Ath-a-letic?
(josher464 from NYC)
I love Connie Mack in some ways. He was a unique figure in baseball. Clark Griffith did what Mack did for awhile, but not for nearly as long. I also think that he killed American League baseball in Philadelphia through a combination of short-sightedness and senility. He never embraced the farm system and he was part of the racist cabal that held to a perverse "principal" at the expense of winning or even making money. Welcome to the Darwinism of Bad Ideas. That the Phillies would outlast him in Philadelphia should have been impossible, and if you quizzed anyone on that topic up through 1949 ("Survey: Say Philadelphia has only one team in ten years. Which team will it be?") I would guess you would get A's as your answer nine times out of ten. That said, I admire his weirdly Victorian bearing, so unusual for the more rough and tumble style of his times, the fact that he was generally humane to his players, also unusual, and his ability to scout up two great teams pretty much on his own... I just think he was inherently dishonest about what he was up to after the 1930s. I haven't read the Macht book. Maybe it will convince me otherwise. (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm reading the Connie Mack book now and it makes me wish I had a time machine... but I just put a certain Casey Stengel bio into my cart on Amazon (gotta read BP '08 after Connie).
(lpiklor from Dills)
I thank you for that, and hope you enjoy it. It's a cliche to say that something is a labor of love, but that was a labor of love. I have to read the Connie Mack book myself, but first I'm going to tackle Dan "Paths of Glory" Levitt's forthcoming tome on Ed Barrow, a book that really needed to be written. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-22 19:00:00 (link to chat)"And, if you won’t take my word on it, here’s what the Poet Laureate of Baseball, Jim Baker has to say… “After only about 10 pages, I am already blown away by the research he did.” - John Shiffert on Norman Macht's “Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball.” How good is this book?
(Amos Strunk from Under PA)
Thanks for quoting me being quoted. It does my ego good! Yes, Macht's bio of Connie Mack is as good as all that. I learn several new things on every page -- not only about baseball but about life and business in the late 19th Century. Macht is a tireless researcher and it's all on the page. I had the privelege of seeing him speak on Saturday and he related three stories that didn't make the book because they turned out to be bogus. They were all from legit sources (TSN and daily papers) of the time, but they did not pass the scrutiny of further research. All stories and anecdotes in the book were double- and triple-checked, he said.

The information in the book carries quite a bit of integrity. As Norman said, "This is why it took 22 years to finish." (Jim Baker)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have you started the Norman Macht book on Connie Mack?
(Nathaniel from Madison)
I have indeed, and I'm digging it. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-07-13 16:30:00All-Star Game"Joe Girardi, how does it feel to become the first AL manager to lose an All-Star game since Connie Mack?" (Steven Goldman)