Honus Wagner, byname of John Peter Wagner, also called the Flying Dutchman, (born Feb. 24, 1874, Mansfield [now Carnegie], Pa., U.S.—died Dec. 6, 1955, Carnegie, Pa.), American professional baseball player, one of the first five men elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame (1936).
Did Honus Wagner win a World Series?
Wagner won his eighth (and final) batting title in 1911, a National League record that remains unbroken to this day, and matched only once, in 1997, by Tony Gwynn. He also led the league in slugging six times and stolen bases five times.
What was Honus Wagner’s number?
He is the brother of Butts Wagner. He wore no uniform number during his playing career, but usually wore No. 33 as a Pirates coach in the 1920s and 1930s. His number was the first retired by Pittsburgh, in 1952.
How many hits did Honus Wagner have?
When he retired following the 1917 season, Wagner had totaled 3,420 hits, 643 doubles, 1,739 runs, 1,732 RBI and 723 stolen bases to go with a . 328 batting average.
Did Honus Wagner have any kids?
Babe Ruth, byname of George Herman Ruth, Jr., also called the Bambino and the Sultan of Swat, (born February 6, 1895, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.—died August 16, 1948, New York, New York), American professional baseball player.