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 Paul Glee Waner

Paul Glee Waner

Birth
Harrah, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 29 Aug 1965 (aged 62)
Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
Burial Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, USA
Plot Section L, Lot 164, Space 1
Memorial ID 5960 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Harrah, Oklahoma, he was a right fielder dubbed "Big Poison", when he made his debut on April 13, 1926, for the Pittsburgh Pirates. For 20 seasons, he played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1926-40), Boston Braves (1941-42), Brooklyn Dodgers (1943-44) and New York Yankees in 1945. Over the coarse of his career, he collected 200 or more hits on eight occasions, was the NL's Most Valuable Player in 1927, was an All-Star four times (1933-35 and 1937) and set the Major League record for consecutive games with an extra-base hit. He finished his career with a record of 3152 hits, 1627 runs scored, 113 homeruns, 1309 runs batted in and a .333 batting average. In 1952, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and he is also brother of Baseball Hall of Fame player Lloyd Waner. He died at age 62 in Sarasota, Florida. The Pittsburgh Pirates retired Waner's number 11 in 2007.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 25 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5960
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Glee Waner (16 Apr 1903–29 Aug 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5960, citing Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .