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Honus Wagner(1897-1917)

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Basball Player Name: Honus Wagner

Time period of Play: 1897-1917

Position of Play: ShortStop

Honus Wagner played in the National League for the time period of 1897-1917 for Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936 recognized him for his outstanding efforts. Wagner made his first mark with a .381 mark and also made his team proud in doubles (45), triples (22), and slugging percentage (.573). For some years, he maintained the average of .330. The year of 1908 was a great year in the history of baseball. In total, he won eight battles. Most of the people consider Wagner to be one of the greatest shortstop ever. He was better known to be a good all-around player.
Wagner shares a great applause for his great spirit. The Sporting News voted him for number 13 out of the 100 greatest players and ranked him as the greatest shortstop ever. In 2000, he was credited with a US postage stamp.

In Forbes Field, a life size statue of Wagner was made to honor his remarkable contribution to baseball. A small stadium is also made on his name to pay a tribute.

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Full Name: Johannes Peter Wagner
Born: February 24, 1874
Died: December 6, 1955
Playing Position: ShortStop


MLB debut was in July 19, 1897 for the Louisville Colonels and Last MLB appearance was in September 17, 1917 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Batting Average   .327
Hits    3,415
Runs Batted In    1,732


Louisville Colonels (1897-1899)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1900-1917)

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