Honus Wagner

Johannes Peter Wagner (1874 - 1955)

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Johannes Peter (Honus) "The Flying Dutchman" Wagner
Born in Chartiers Borough, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Died in Carnegie, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Mar 2010
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Categories: Baseball Hall of Fame | Professional Baseball Players.


Wikipedia Bio:

"Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner (/ˈhɒnəs ˈwæɡnər/; February 24, 1874 – December 6, 1955) was an American baseball shortstop who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1897 to 1917, almost entirely for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wagner won eight batting titles, tied for the most in National League history with Tony Gwynn. He also led the league in slugging six times, and in stolen bases five times. Wagner was nicknamed "The Flying Dutchman" due to his superb speed and German heritage ("Dutch" in this instance being an alteration of "Deutsch").

In 1936, the Baseball Hall of Fame inducted Wagner as one of the first five members. He received the second-highest vote total, behind Ty Cobb and tied with Babe Ruth. Although Cobb is frequently cited as the greatest player of the dead-ball era, some contemporaries regarded Wagner as the better all-around player, and most baseball historians consider Wagner to be the greatest shortstop ever. Cobb himself called Wagner "maybe the greatest star ever to take the diamond." In addition, Wagner is the featured player of one of the rarest and most valuable baseball cards in the world."

Further Reading


  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW68-NRF : 10 August 2016), John Wagoneer in household of Peeter Wagoner, Chartiers, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 34, sheet 232A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1088; FHL microfilm 1,255,088.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3M9-V41 : 22 January 2015), John Wagner in household of Peter Wagner, Carnegie borough Ward 1, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 7A, family 128, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,366.

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