Honus Wagner married Bessie Baine Smith in 1916.
Honus Wagner was an American MLB player who played for Pittsburgh Pirates and was a prominent player of his time. Paul Wagner is also a former baseball player who also incidentally played for Pittsburgh Pirates from 1992 to 1997. However, both of these players are not related despite sharing the same surname.
Honus Wagner retired in the middle of the 1917 season. He had a brief stint as interim manager but did not maintain the job. He retired two more times, once before the beginning of the 1908 season, but Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss made him the highest-paid player in the league, by offering him $10,000. He again briefly retired before the 1917 season, but did not quit until the season was underway.
The first elections to the baseball Hall of Fame were in 1936. Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson were the first players elected. The first induction ceremony in Cooperstown was in 1939.
The first Hall of Fame class was in 1936 and featured the induction of five members: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson (posthumously), Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner.There was no one person. The first five were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson, and Walter Johnson.
Honus-John Peter Wagner. He was known as the "Flying Dutchman".
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The first professional team Honus Wagner played for was the Louisville Colonels of the National League from 1897 -1899 then played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1990 -1917
Wayne Gretzky owned originally owned the famous T206 Honus Wagner" baseball card that sold for $2.8 million in 2007. Wayne Gretzky and Bruce McNall bought the T206 Honus Wagner card in 1991 for $451,000., and sold it for $500,000. in 1995. Other T206 Honus Wagner cards have recently sold in the $200,000. -$400,000. price range. The "Gretzky T206 Honus Wagner" card most likely has a higher value because of it's past owner.
Honus Wagner had 252 career triples in 21 Major League seasons.
Honus Wagner played before numbers were on uniforms. He did not have a uniform number.
Honus Wagner died December 6, 1955, in Carnegie, PA, USA.
Honus Wagner was born February 24, 1874, in Chartiers, PA, USA.
a 1909 206 Honus Wagner baseball card.