Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1936 Image provided by Dick Perez
LOUISVILLE, N.L., 1897-1899
PITTSBURGH, N.L., 1900-1917
THE GREATEST SHORTSTOP IN BASEBALL
HISTORY. BORN CARNEGIE, PA., FEB. 24, 1874
KNOWN TO FAME AS “HONUS”, “HANS” AND
“THE FLYING DUTCHMAN.” RETIRED IN 1917,
HAVING SCORED MORE RUNS, MADE MORE
HITS AND STOLEN MORE BASES THAN
ANY OTHER PLAYER IN THE HISTORY
OF HIS LEAGUE.
Honus Wagner finished his career with a .328 average, 3420 hits, and 723 stolen bases. An 8x NL batting champion, and a 5 x rbi leader. He stole 20+ bases in 19 straight seasons.
"Acknowledging that there may have been one or two whose talents were greater, there is no one who has ever played the game that I would be more anxious to have on a baseball team." – Historian / Author Bill James