Honus Wagner

Honus Wagner

Original Name John Peter Wagner
Birth
Carnegie, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 Dec 1955 (aged 81)
Carnegie, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Pleasant Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Garden of the Cross, Section 7, Lot 327-C, Space 1
Memorial ID 1065 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Nicknamed "Hans" and "The Flying Dutchman," he began his Major League career on July 19, 1897 with the soon to be defunct Louisville Colonels. In 1900 he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates and helped lead them to National League [NL] titles from 1901 to 1903 and to a World Series victory over the Detroit Tigers in 1909. He lead the NL in many hitting categories throughout his 21-year, and his league record of eight batting titles was only recently tied by Tony Gywnn in 1997. So outstanding were his abilities at the plate and in the field, primarily at short stop, that he was one of the first five inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. Though he retired as a player in 1917, he is still recognized as one of the premier players of all time.

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1065
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Honus Wagner (24 Feb 1874–6 Dec 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1065, citing Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .