HONUS WAGNER RUMORS & GOSSIP
It was a lot easier in 1936 when the BBWAA ( Baseball Writers Association of America ) first got together to vote in the first class of the Hall of Fame. Those first 5 inductees were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. The term “no brainers” comes to mind so […]
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LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) A 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card has sold at auction for $403,664.
Neither the buyer nor the seller of the T206 card was announced by SCP Auctions, which said online bidding ended Sunday.
A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card sold for $268,664 and a bat used by Jackie Robinson during 1949, when he was voted NL MVP, sold for $201,851).
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December 07, 2014
Nap Lajoie knocks his 3,000th hit of his Major League career against Detroit off of Pug Cavet. Lajoie joins a then exclusive club, including just Honus Wagner and Cap Anson, as the only players to reach the milestone.
The 1914 season was Lajoie’s final year in Cleveland. He concluded his career back in Philadelphia for two years with the Athletics, returning to the city he previously...
NEW YORK (AP) Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought.
Major League Baseball made an official scoring change Tuesday that took away an infield single from Jeter on Aug. 8 and instead charged Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana with an error on the play.
Originally, that hit pulled Jeter even with Wagner for sixth place...
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August 19, 2014
New York Yankees' Derek Jeter moved into sole possession of 6th place on the all-time hits list with his 3,431st hit of his career.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has added another milestone to his already historic career.
Jeter entered Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Indians tied with the legendary Honus Wagner for sixth place on the all-time hits list. With one out in the sixth inning, Jeter became the sole possessor of sixth place with an infield single.
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Derek Jeter has sole possession of the sixth spot on the all-time hits list passing Honus Wagner Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Jeter’s infield hit off Cleveland Indians ace, Corey Kluber, in the sixth inning was his 3,431 career hit. He hit a little dribbler between third and short. Lonnie Chisenhall made an attempt bare handed but couldn’t make a play...
NEW YORK (AP) Derek Jeter has passed Honus Wagner on the career hits list with 3,431, getting an infield single in the sixth inning Saturday against the Cleveland Indians.
Jeter led off the inning with a soft grounder off Corey Kluber that shortstop Jose Ramirez charged but failed to pick up with his bare hand. Jeter tied Wagner on Friday night with a grounder that Ramirez made...
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August 09, 2014
On Friday night, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter tied Honus Wagner for sixth spot on the MLB’s all time hits list. Jeter recorded his 3,430th career hit in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians. Jeter hit an infield single off Indians’ pitcher Trevor Bauer.
It was all a bit too easy however as Indians first baseman Carlos Santana clearly drops the ball allowing...
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As Derek Jeter continues his climb up baseball's all-time hits list, we have received several inquiries about Honus Wagner's career hit total. We list 3,420, while MLB lists him with 3,430 career hits. While the similarity of the numbers may imply a simple typo, it turns out that the reasons for the one-digit difference are not simple at all.
For an explanation of the history of...