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Full Name: Paul Glee Waner Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 5' 8.5"/153 First Game: April 13, 1926
Birthdate: April 16, 1903 Final Game: April 26, 1945
Birthplace: Harrah, Oklahoma MLB Experience: 19 years
Died: August 29, 1965
Deathplace: Sarasota, Florida
Bat/Throw: Left/Left
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1952


Biography

Paul Waner (Paul Glee Waner) was born on April 16, 1903 in Harrah, Oklahoma. He made his Major League debut on April 13, 1926 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1926, his rookie year, he hit .336 with 8 home runs and 79 RBI. Waner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves over the course of his 19 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Paul Waner's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1927, when he hit for a .380 average and knocked in 131 runs. However, others believe that it was 1929, when he slugged 15 home runs, hit for a .336 average and knocked in 100 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1926 PIT N 144 536 101 180 8 79 .336 .413 .528 35 22 66 19 4 12 11 0 0
1927 PIT N 155 623 114 237 9 131 .380 .437 .549 42 18 60 14 3 23 5 0 0
1928 PIT N 152 602 142 223 6 86 .370 .446 .547 50 19 77 16 5 13 6 0 0
1929 PIT N 151 596 131 200 15 100 .336 .424 .534 43 15 89 24 3 15 15 0 0
1930 PIT N 145 589 117 217 8 77 .368 .428 .525 32 18 57 18 4 15 18 0 0
1931 PIT N 150 559 88 180 6 70 .322 .404 .453 35 10 73 21 4 10 6 0 0
1932 PIT N 154 630 107 215 8 82 .341 .397 .510 62 10 56 24 2 9 13 0 0
1933 PIT N 154 618 101 191 7 70 .309 .372 .456 38 16 60 20 2 14 3 0 10
1934 PIT N 146 599 122 217 14 90 .362 .429 .539 32 16 68 24 2 8 8 0 15
1935 PIT N 139 549 98 176 11 78 .321 .392 .477 29 12 61 22 3 10 2 0 15
1936 PIT N 148 585 107 218 5 94 .373 .446 .520 53 9 74 29 3 4 7 0 15
1937 PIT N 154 619 94 219 2 74 .354 .413 .441 30 9 63 34 0 8 4 0 11
1938 PIT N 148 625 77 175 6 69 .280 .331 .378 31 6 47 28 1 7 2 0 16
1939 PIT N 125 461 62 151 3 45 .328 .375 .438 30 6 35 18 0 10 0 0 12
1940 PIT N 89 238 32 69 1 32 .290 .352 .378 16 1 23 14 0 0 0 0 4
1941 BRO N 11 35 5 6 0 4 .171 .326 .171 0 0 8 0 0 1 0 0 2
1941 BOS N 95 294 40 82 2 46 .279 .378 .347 10 2 47 14 0 0 1 0 8
1941 TOT N 106 329 45 88 2 50 .267 .372 .328 10 2 55 14 0 1 1 0 10
1942 BOS N 114 333 43 86 1 39 .258 .376 .324 17 1 62 20 1 8 2 0 7
1943 BRO N 82 225 29 70 1 26 .311 .406 .396 16 0 35 9 1 6 0 0 9
1944 NY A 9 7 1 1 0 1 .143 .333 .143 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
1944 BRO N 83 136 16 39 0 16 .287 .405 .331 4 1 27 7 0 1 0 0 3
1944 Total 92 143 17 40 0 17 .280 .401 .322 4 1 29 8 0 1 1 0 3
1945 NY A 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 2539 9452 1626 3151 113 1308 .333 .404 .474 605 191 1088 375 38 174 103 0 127
Total AL 10 7 1 1 0 1 .143 .400 .143 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
Total 2549 9459 1627 3152 113 1309 .333 .404 .473 605 191 1091 376 38 174 104 0 127

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1926 PIT N OF 139 0 0 307 21 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1927 PIT N OF 143 0 0 326 20 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1927 PIT N 1B 14 0 0 104 5 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1928 PIT N OF 131 0 0 299 14 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1928 PIT N 1B 24 0 0 234 8 4 17 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1929 PIT N 1B 7 0 0 70 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1929 PIT N OF 143 0 0 328 15 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1930 PIT N OF 143 0 0 344 9 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 .959
1931 PIT N 1B 10 0 0 99 3 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1931 PIT N OF 138 0 0 342 28 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1932 PIT N OF 154 0 0 367 13 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1933 PIT N OF 154 0 0 346 16 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1934 PIT N OF 145 0 0 323 15 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1935 PIT N OF 136 0 0 283 13 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1936 PIT N OF 145 0 0 323 15 14 7 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1937 PIT N OF 150 0 0 271 16 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1937 PIT N 1B 3 0 0 27 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1938 PIT N OF 147 0 0 284 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1939 PIT N OF 106 0 0 206 12 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1940 PIT N 1B 8 0 0 88 6 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1940 PIT N OF 45 0 0 62 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1941 BRO N OF 9 0 0 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .923
1941 BOS N 1B 7 0 0 19 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .909
1941 BOS N OF 77 0 0 129 7 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1941 TOT N OF 86 0 0 141 7 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .961
1941 TOT N RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1942 BOS N OF 94 0 0 150 6 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1943 BRO N OF 57 0 0 116 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1944 BRO N OF 32 0 0 54 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .983
Total 1B 73 0 0 641 29 12 52 0 0 0 0 0 .982
Total OF 2288 0 0 4872 241 132 53 0 0 0 0 0 .975

Transactions

  • Sold by San Francisco (PCL) to Pittsburgh Pirates with Hal Rhyne for $100000 plus 3 players to be named (October 13, 1925).
  • Released by Pittsburgh Pirates (December 5, 1940).
  • Signed by Brooklyn Dodgers (January 31, 1941).
  • Released by Brooklyn Dodgers (May 11, 1941).
  • Signed by Boston Braves (May 24, 1941).
  • Released by Boston Braves (January 19, 1943).
  • Signed by Brooklyn Dodgers (January 21, 1943).
  • Released by Brooklyn Dodgers (September 1, 1944).
  • Signed by New York Yankees (September 1, 1944).
  • Released by New York Yankees (May 3, 1945).

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