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Jim Konstanty from the Chronology
Sep 6, 1954 - The Yanks only split a pair with the Red Sox but it is not for lack of trying on Stengel's part. Casey uses a (since tied) record ten pinch hitters in the two games including pitcher Tommy Byrne for Phil Rizzuto. Pinch hitter Joe Collins wins the opener for Jim Konstanty 6-5 with a homer-one of five hit in the game. The Yanks blow a 6-0 lead in the nitecap to lose 8-7.
Nov 2, 1950 - The baseball writers select Phillies relief P Jim Konstanty as the NL's MVP.
Oct 4, 1950 - Relief ace Jim Konstanty of the Phils starts and loses to Vic Raschi and the Yankees in Philadelphia 1-0 in Game 1 of the WS. Bobby Brown doubles and comes around on 2 long flies to score the lone run.
Sep 30, 1950 - Before 23879 at Ebbets Field Brooklyn pulls within one game of the lead as Erv Palica wins 7-3 over the Phillies. The Brooks rout rookie Bob Miller and then Duke Snider and Roy Campanella pound homers off Jim Konstanty. It is the Phillies 5th loss in a row their 8th in 10 games. The red-hot Dodgers have now won 13 of their last 16 games. For the 2nd year in a row the pennant race will come down to the last game. If the Dodgers win tomorrow the race will end in a three-way tie.
Sep 26, 1950 - Phils' relief ace Jim Konstanty makes his 71st appearance a ML record in the Phils' 8-7 win over the Braves in front of 1987 Boston fans.
Sep 20, 1950 - Thrashing the Cubs 9-6 at Philadelphia the Phils open a 7 1?2 game lead their biggest so far. Jim Konstanty appearing for the 68th time wins his 16th thanks to 2 homers by Mike Goliat Boston and Brooklyn are tied for 2nd place with 79-61 records: The Phils are at 87-54.
Sep 14, 1950 - Puddin' head Jones single in the 9th inning gives the Phils and reliever Jim Konstanty a 3-2 win over the Cardinal. The Cards collect 9 hits and 10 walks but leave 18 runners on base to tie the ML record. The Phils strand 10 to the NL night-game record for 2 teams set in 1948.
Jul 4, 1950 - Braves slugger Sid Gordon ties the ML record (held by 6) for season grand slams with 4 when he hits one against the Phillies ace Jim Konstanty in the 9th. Boston's 12-9 win in game 2 gives the two teams a total of 40 runs 55 hits and 90 total bases for the day. The Phils win the opener 14-8 helped by Andy Seminick's grand slam in the first inning. Robin Roberts is handed a 9-0 lead after 4 innings and coasts home.
Jul 1, 1950 - Behind unbeaten rookie Bob Miller the first-place Phils trip the Dodgers 6-4. Jim Konstanty makes his 30th relief appearance to help Miller win his 7th straight. Mike Goliat and Willie Jones homer to pace an 11-hit attack. By winning their second straight game from Brooklyn the Whiz Kids move .002 ahead of St. Louis and a game and a half ahead of Brooklyn.
Jun 24, 1950 - The Phils top the Cubs 5-4 on two-run homers by Granny Hamner and Andy Seminick. Jim Konstanty in relief of Russ Meyer hurls 4 hitless innings to save the win. The Whiz Kids trail the Dodgers by a game.
Sep 14, 1944 - Reds catcher Ray Mueller catches his 135th straight game of the season-his 197th over two years-to erase an ironman record set by George Gibson in 1909. Fifteen major leaguers have played in every one of their team's games this season. Mueller also belts a homer in the opener as the Reds win 3-2 in 13 innings over the Cubs. Ed Heusser goes the rout and scores the winning run after a leadoff double. The Cubs take the nitecap 4-2 behind Paul Derringer as Roy Hughes hits a 2-run inside-the -park homer off loser Jim Konstanty.
Aug 13, 1944 - At Cincinnati the Giants boot their way to a doubleheader loss to the Reds 4-3 and 9-2. In the 4th inning of the nitecap The Reds score 4 runs on one hit mostly with the help of a ML-record tying 3 errors by New York 2B George Hausmann. Jim Konstanty is the winner while Shoun takes the win in game 1. NY's Nap Reyes has 6 stight hits before making out in the 7th of game 2.