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Full Name: John Peter Wagner Primary Position: SS,OF
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/200 First Game: July 19, 1897
Birthdate: February 24, 1874 Final Game: September 17, 1917
Birthplace: Chartiers, Pennsylvania MLB Experience: 21 years
Died: December 6, 1955
Deathplace: Carnegie, Pennsylvania
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936


Biography

Honus Wagner (John Peter Wagner) was born on February 24, 1874 in Chartiers, Pennsylvania. He made his Major League debut on July 19, 1897 for the Louisville Colonels. In 1897, his rookie year, he hit .338 with 2 home runs and 39 RBI. Wagner played for the Louisville Colonels and Pittsburgh Pirates over the course of his 21 year career.

Most people believe that Honus Wagner's best season was 1908, when he stole 53 bases, hit for a .354 average and knocked in 109 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1897 LOU N 61 237 37 80 2 39 .338 .379 .468 17 4 15 0 1 5 19 0 0
1898 LOU N 151 588 80 176 10 105 .299 .341 .410 29 3 31 0 6 10 27 0 0
1899 LOU N 147 571 98 192 7 113 .336 .391 .494 43 13 40 0 11 4 37 0 0
1900 PIT N 135 527 107 201 4 100 .381 .434 .573 45 22 41 0 8 4 38 0 0
1901 PIT N 140 549 101 194 6 126 .353 .417 .494 37 11 53 0 7 10 49 0 0
1902 PIT N 136 534 105 176 3 91 .330 .394 .463 30 16 43 0 14 8 42 0 0
1903 PIT N 129 512 97 182 5 101 .355 .414 .518 30 19 44 0 7 8 46 0 0
1904 PIT N 132 490 97 171 4 75 .349 .423 .520 44 14 59 0 4 5 53 0 0
1905 PIT N 147 548 114 199 6 101 .363 .427 .505 32 14 54 0 7 7 57 0 0
1906 PIT N 142 516 103 175 2 71 .339 .416 .459 38 9 58 0 10 6 53 0 0
1907 PIT N 142 515 98 180 6 82 .350 .408 .513 38 14 46 0 5 14 61 0 0
1908 PIT N 151 568 100 201 10 109 .354 .415 .542 39 19 54 0 5 14 53 0 0
1909 PIT N 137 495 92 168 5 100 .339 .420 .489 39 10 66 0 3 27 35 0 0
1910 PIT N 150 556 90 178 4 81 .320 .390 .432 34 8 59 47 5 20 24 0 0
1911 PIT N 130 473 87 158 9 89 .334 .423 .507 23 16 67 34 6 12 20 5 8
1912 PIT N 145 558 91 181 7 102 .324 .395 .496 35 20 59 38 6 11 26 0 0
1913 PIT N 114 413 51 124 3 56 .300 .349 .385 18 4 26 40 5 10 21 0 0
1914 PIT N 150 552 60 139 1 50 .252 .317 .317 15 9 51 51 2 11 23 0 0
1915 PIT N 156 566 68 155 6 78 .274 .325 .422 32 17 39 64 4 16 22 0 0
1916 PIT N 123 432 45 124 1 39 .287 .350 .370 15 9 34 36 8 10 11 0 0
1917 PIT N 74 230 15 61 0 24 .265 .337 .304 7 1 24 17 1 9 5 0 0
Total 2792 10430 1736 3415 101 1732 .327 .391 .466 640 252 963 327 125 221 722 5 8

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1897 LOU N 2B 9 0 0 23 20 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .915
1897 LOU N OF 52 0 0 101 17 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 .908
1898 LOU N 2B 10 0 0 17 33 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .943
1898 LOU N 1B 75 0 0 729 41 22 44 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1898 LOU N 3B 65 0 0 101 118 18 11 0 0 0 0 0 .924
1899 LOU N OF 61 0 0 107 14 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 .968
1899 LOU N 2B 7 0 0 21 16 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1899 LOU N 3B 75 0 0 90 168 20 10 0 0 0 0 0 .928
1899 LOU N 1B 4 0 0 42 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1900 PIT N OF 118 0 0 181 11 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1900 PIT N 1B 3 0 0 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1900 PIT N 3B 9 0 0 7 21 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .848
1900 PIT N P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1900 PIT N 2B 7 0 0 12 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1901 PIT N OF 54 0 0 79 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1901 PIT N 3B 24 0 0 37 50 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 .897
1901 PIT N SS 61 0 0 177 224 36 31 0 0 0 0 0 .918
1901 PIT N 2B 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1902 PIT N OF 61 0 0 121 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1902 PIT N 2B 1 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1902 PIT N SS 44 0 0 89 145 28 12 0 0 0 0 0 .893
1902 PIT N P 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1902 PIT N 1B 32 0 0 315 15 4 19 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1903 PIT N OF 12 0 0 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1903 PIT N 1B 6 0 0 63 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1903 PIT N SS 111 0 0 303 397 50 51 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1904 PIT N OF 8 0 0 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .929
1904 PIT N 1B 3 0 0 30 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1904 PIT N SS 121 0 0 274 367 49 46 0 0 0 0 0 .929
1904 PIT N 2B 2 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1905 PIT N SS 145 0 0 353 517 60 64 0 0 0 0 0 .935
1905 PIT N OF 2 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1906 PIT N OF 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1906 PIT N 3B 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1906 PIT N SS 137 0 0 334 473 51 57 0 0 0 0 0 .941
1907 PIT N 1B 4 0 0 44 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1907 PIT N SS 138 0 0 314 428 49 32 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1908 PIT N SS 151 0 0 354 469 50 47 0 0 0 0 0 .943
1909 PIT N SS 136 0 0 344 430 49 58 0 0 0 0 0 .940
1909 PIT N OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1910 PIT N 1B 11 0 0 103 13 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1910 PIT N 2B 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750
1910 PIT N SS 138 0 0 337 413 52 62 0 0 0 0 0 .935
1911 PIT N 1B 28 28 241 250 9 7 21 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1911 PIT N CF 1 1 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1911 PIT N OF 2 1 12.2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1911 PIT N 2B 1 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1911 PIT N SS 101 101 894 221 312 39 55 0 0 0 0 0 .932
1911 PIT N LF 1 0 3.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1912 PIT N SS 143 0 0 341 462 32 74 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1913 PIT N SS 105 0 0 289 323 24 47 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1914 PIT N 1B 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1914 PIT N SS 132 0 0 322 424 39 45 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1914 PIT N 3B 17 0 0 17 33 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .926
1915 PIT N 1B 10 0 0 101 8 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1915 PIT N SS 131 0 0 298 395 38 53 0 0 0 0 0 .948
1915 PIT N 2B 12 0 0 22 25 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1916 PIT N 2B 4 0 0 8 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .900
1916 PIT N SS 92 0 0 226 261 30 32 0 0 0 0 0 .942
1916 PIT N 1B 24 0 0 183 11 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1917 PIT N 2B 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1917 PIT N 1B 47 0 0 433 22 7 27 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1917 PIT N SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1917 PIT N 3B 18 0 0 32 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .948
Total P 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 58 0 1.1 118 140 13 14 0 0 0 0 0 .952
Total LF 1 0 3.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total SS 1887 101 894 4576 6041 676 766 0 0 0 0 0 .940
Total 3B 209 0 0 284 414 61 26 0 0 0 0 0 .920
Total OF 373 1 12.2 637 56 28 16 0 0 0 0 0 .961
Total 1B 248 28 241 2314 130 47 141 0 0 0 0 0 .981
Total CF 1 1 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1900 PIT N 1 0 0 0 .00 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 4 0 0 0
1902 PIT N 1 0 0 0 .00 5 2 0 0 0 0 5.1 4 0 2 0 3 0
Total 2 0 0 0 .00 6 5 0 0 0 0 8.1 7 0 6 0 3 0

Transactions

  • Sold by Paterson (Atlantic) to Louisville Colonels (July, 1897).
  • Traded by Louisville Colonels with Rube Waddell, Bert Cunningham, Deacon Phillippe, Jack Wadsworth, Chief Zimmer, Tacks Latimer, Tom Messitt, Mike Kelley, Claude Ritchey, Tommy Leach and Fred Clarke to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Jack Chesbro, Paddy Fox, John O'Brien, Art Madison and $25000 (December 8, 1899).

Trivia

World Series Champion: 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates


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