Koenecke hit .320 with 14 HR for Brooklyn in 1934. Dismissed by Casey Stengel
erratic play and behavior in September 1935, Koenecke chartered a plane home. A fight
broke out on board the small plane, supposedly after the drunken Koenecke made improper
advances to the pilot and copilot. Koenecke was hit on the head with a fire extinguisher
by the copilot and killed.