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Connie Mack

Cornelius Alexander Mack (The Tall Tactician)
born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy

Positions: Catcher, First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: December 22, 1862 in East Brookfield, MA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 1886 (Age 23.263)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1887 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Nationals/Bisons 1886-1896

Final Game: August 29, 1896 (Age 33.251)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Centennial Committee as Manager in 1937. Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1939.
   View Connie Mack Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: February 8, 1956 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, PA
Relatives: Father of Earle Mack
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1886 23 WHS NL 10 36 36 4 13 2 1 0 5 0 0 2 .361 .361 .472 .833 161 17 2
1887 24 WHS NL 82 325 314 35 63 6 1 0 20 26 8 17 .201 .228 .226 .454 29 71 3 2/O4
1888 25 WHS NL 85 325 300 49 56 5 6 3 29 31 17 18 .187 .249 .273 .523 71 82 8 2/O36
1889 26 WHS NL 98 409 386 51 113 16 1 0 42 26 15 12 .293 .333 .339 .672 94 131 8 2O3
1890 27 BUF PL 123 570 503 95 134 15 12 0 53 16 47 13 .266 .353 .344 .697 93 173 20 *2/O3
1891 28 PIT NL 75 308 280 43 60 10 0 0 29 4 19 11 .214 .286 .250 .536 60 70 9 2/3
1892 29 PIT NL 97 373 346 39 84 9 4 1 31 11 21 22 .243 .298 .301 .598 80 104 6 2/O3
1893 30 PIT NL 37 148 133 22 38 3 1 0 15 4 10 9 .286 .358 .323 .681 84 43 5 2
1894 31 PIT NL 70 270 231 33 57 7 1 1 21 8 21 14 .247 .320 .299 .619 51 69 4 14 2
1895 32 PIT NL 14 59 49 12 15 2 0 0 4 1 7 1 .306 .404 .347 .750 98 17 1 2 2/3
1896 33 PIT NL 33 126 120 9 26 4 1 0 16 0 5 8 .217 .248 .267 .515 38 32 0 1 3/2
11 Yrs 724 2949 2698 392 659 79 28 5 265 127 170 127 .244 .305 .300 .604 72 809 64 17
162 Game Avg. 162 660 604 88 147 18 6 1 59 28 38 28 .244 .305 .300 .604 72 181
PIT (6 yrs) 326 1284 1159 158 280 35 7 2 116 28 83 65 .242 .306 .289 .595 66 335 25 17
WHS (4 yrs) 275 1095 1036 139 245 29 9 3 96 83 40 49 .236 .278 .291 .568 69 301 19
BUF (1 yr) 123 570 503 95 134 15 12 0 53 16 47 13 .266 .353 .344 .697 93 173 20
NL (10 yrs) 601 2379 2195 297 525 64 16 5 212 111 123 114 .239 .293 .290 .583 67 636 44 17
PL (1 yr) 123 570 503 95 134 15 12 0 53 16 47 13 .266 .353 .344 .697 93 173 20

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1886 23 WHS NL 10 36 3 0 0 3 1 6 0.6 1 8 0.7 .558 .504 0.4 0.3 5 $2,250 2
1887 24 WHS NL 82 325 -29 1 0 -3 5 -26 -2.4 11 -15 -1.3 .473 .486 -0.9 0.0 -12 $2,250 2/O4
1888 25 WHS NL 85 325 -7 2 0 0 5 0 -0.1 11 11 1.1 .500 .500 1.2 0.5 11 $2,500 2/O36
1889 26 WHS NL 98 409 1 0 0 -7 1 -5 -0.6 14 9 0.8 .495 .497 1.6 -0.6 16 $2,750 2O3
1890 27 BUF PL 123 570 4 -2 0 7 7 16 1.3 13 29 2.5 .510 .507 1.9 1.2 22 *2/O3
1891 28 PIT NL 75 308 -11 -1 0 -3 5 -10 -1.1 11 0 0.0 .488 .494 0.4 0.1 3 2/3
1892 29 PIT NL 97 373 -8 -1 0 3 6 -0 -0.1 13 12 1.2 .500 .500 1.0 0.8 9 2/O3
1893 30 PIT NL 37 148 -2 -1 0 2 2 2 0.1 5 7 0.6 .504 .501 0.5 0.3 5 $2,400 2
1894 31 PIT NL 70 270 -21 -1 0 2 4 -15 -1.1 9 -6 -0.2 .484 .493 -0.4 0.5 -8 2
1895 32 PIT NL 14 59 1 -0 0 1 1 3 0.2 2 5 0.4 .515 .501 0.3 0.1 4 2/3
1896 33 PIT NL 33 126 -12 0 0 1 0 -10 -0.9 4 -6 -0.4 .474 .495 -0.5 0.1 -7 3/2
11 Seasons 724 2949 -82 -2 0 6 36 -42 -4.0 95 53 5.5 .495 .498 5.5 3.4 47 $12,150
PIT (6 yrs) 326 1284 -53 -3 0 6 19 -32 -2.8 44 12 1.6 .492 .497 1.3 2.0 6 $2,400
WHS (4 yrs) 275 1095 -32 3 0 -7 11 -25 -2.5 37 12 1.4 .492 .495 2.3 0.3 19 $9,750
BUF (1 yr) 123 570 4 -2 0 7 7 16 1.3 13 29 2.5 .510 .507 1.9 1.2 22

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1886 WHS NL 23 C 10 115 88 22 5 2 .957 11.00 .918 7.16 10 0 0
1887 WHS NL 24 C 76 563 391 119 53 15 .906 6.71 .906 6.12 76 0 0
1887 WHS NL 24 OF 5 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 2.20 .883 1.96 2-2-1
1887 WHS NL 24 2B 2 11 1 8 2 1 .818 4.50 .911 5.85
1888 WHS NL 25 C 79 560 361 152 47 8 .916 6.49 .912 6.83 48 0 0
1888 WHS NL 25 OF 4 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .906 1.90 2-0-2
1888 WHS NL 25 1B 1 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 16.00 .977 10.50
1888 WHS NL 25 SS 1 3 0 2 1 0 .667 2.00 .880 4.50
1889 WHS NL 26 C 45 303 189 81 33 9 .891 6.00 .910 6.00 35 0 0
1889 WHS NL 26 OF 34 74 55 12 7 3 .905 1.97 .910 2.00 1-0-33
1889 WHS NL 26 1B 22 212 188 7 17 10 .920 8.86 .974 10.36
1890 BUF PL 27 C 112 637 449 140 48 13 .925 5.26 .901 5.36 45 265 132 33% 37%
1890 BUF PL 27 OF 9 18 15 1 2 0 .889 1.78 .904 2.11 0-1-8
1890 BUF PL 27 1B 5 42 36 6 0 1 1.000 8.40 .973 10.44
1891 PIT NL 28 C 72 473 359 79 35 1 .926 6.08 .926 5.79 35 124 73 37% 37%
1891 PIT NL 28 1B 3 26 26 0 0 0 1.000 8.67 .978 10.67
1892 PIT NL 29 C 92 575 404 143 28 11 .951 5.95 .936 5.87 34 136 121 47% 37%
1892 PIT NL 29 OF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .910 1.90 1-0-2
1892 PIT NL 29 1B 1 11 10 0 1 0 .909 10.00 .976 10.50
1893 PIT NL 30 C 37 186 128 47 11 5 .941 4.73 .936 4.78 7 65 44 40% 37%
1894 PIT NL 31 C 70 364 277 68 19 6 .948 4.93 .924 4.63 18 132 76 37% 37%
1895 PIT NL 32 C 12 53 41 10 2 1 .962 4.25 .938 4.65 1 23 11 32% 37%
1895 PIT NL 32 1B 1 7 7 0 0 1 1.000 7.00 .979 10.10
1896 PIT NL 33 1B 28 270 247 16 7 14 .974 9.39 .980 10.48
1896 PIT NL 33 C 5 17 14 3 0 0 1.000 3.40 .943 4.60 1 7 3 30% 37%
11 Seasons C 610 3846 2701 864 281 71 .927 5.84 .917 5.71 310 752 460 38% 37%
7 Seasons 1B 61 584 530 29 25 26 .957 9.16 .977 10.44
5 Seasons OF 55 112 89 14 9 3 .920 1.87 .906 2.00 6-3-46
1 Season 2B 2 11 1 8 2 1 .818 4.50 .911 5.85
1 Season SS 1 3 0 2 1 0 .667 2.00 .880 4.50
11 Seasons TOT 729 4556 3321 917 318 101 .930 5.81 .925 5.82 6-3-46 310 752 460 38% 37%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1937 Centennial (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1937
by Centennial Committee

Defensive WARs c a p y
1890 PL  1.2 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1888 NL  8 (7th)
1889 NL  8 (6th)
1890 PL  20 (1st)
1891 NL  9 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1889 NL  32.2 (5th)
1890 PL  38.7 (3rd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1887 NL  76 (1st)
1888 NL  79 (2nd)
1890 PL  112 (1st)
1892 NL  92 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1887 NL  391 (1st)
1890 PL  449 (1st)
1892 NL  404 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1887 NL  119 (2nd)
1888 NL  152 (1st)
1890 PL  140 (1st)
1892 NL  143 (1st)
Career  864 (63rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1887 NL  53 (1st)
1888 NL  47 (2nd)
1890 PL  48 (2nd)
1891 NL  35 (4th)
Career  281 (22nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1887 NL  15 (1st)
1889 NL  9 (3rd)
1890 PL  13 (1st)
1892 NL  11 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1887 NL  76 (1st)
1888 NL  48 (3rd)
1889 NL  35 (4th)
1890 PL  45 (2nd)
1891 NL  35 (2nd)
1892 NL  34 (3rd)
1894 NL  18 (5th)
Career  310 (19th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1890 PL  265 (1st)
1891 NL  124 (5th)
Career  752 (71st)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1890 PL  132 (1st)
1892 NL  121 (1st)
Career  460 (78th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1892 NL  47.1 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1887 NL  6.71 (4th)
1891 NL  6.08 (3rd)
1894 NL  4.93 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1887 NL  .906 (3rd)
1888 NL  .916 (4th)
1890 PL  .925 (3rd)
1892 NL  .951 (1st)
1894 NL  .948 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2813), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (245th), 5.5 career WAR/7.5 7yr-peak WAR/6.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1886 23 Washington Nationals $2,250 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1887 24 Washington Nationals $2,250 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1888 25 Washington Nationals $2,500 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1889 26 Washington Nationals $2,750 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1893 30 Pittsburgh Pirates $2,400 ? Fred Lieb, Connie Mack
Career to date (may be incomplete)$12,150
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

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Arabic: كوني ماك إحصاءات
German: Connie Mack Statistik
French: Connie Mack statistiques
Japanese: コニー・マック 統計
Polish: Connie Mack Statystyki
sh: Connie Mack
Swedish: Connie Mack Statistik

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Name and misspellings: The Cornelius Tall Alexander Connie Tactician Mack

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