Konetchy began playing first base for the Cardinals in 1907, had a 20-game hitting streak in 1910, and in 1911 led the NL with 38 doubles. He was one of very few players to hit a ball out of old Robinson Field in St. Louis. Sent to the Pirates in a December 1913 trade, in 1915 he jumped to Pittsburgh of the Federal League. With the Dodgers in 1919, Konetchy became the third of eight NL players to collect a record ten consecutive hits. He also played the entire major-league-record 26-inning game in 1920 between the Dodgers and Braves. Batting over .300 four times, Konetchy compiled 100 or more hits in 14 consecutive seasons and broke up four no-hitters. After his ML days, he played with Fort Worth (Texas League) in 1922-27, batting .345 with 41 HR in 1925.