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QUIZ: Name the Pittsburgh Pirates leaders in games played for each position

The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of Major League Baseball's long-standing franchises, so it is easily believed that a number of great players played and stayed with the team. Can you name every player that played the most games for the Pirates at each position? Clue: Position-Number of games played (or started for the pitcher)/Years active with the team
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the first group of players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

The inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame election results were announced in the media on Feb. 2, 1936. After more members were added in 1937, 1938 and 1939, the first Induction Ceremony was held on June 12, 1939 honoring 16 players. Can you name the first group of players inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame? Clue: Year of induction
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player with a retired number on the Pittsburgh Pirates

Can you name every player with a retired number on the Pittsburgh Pirates?
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: September 27, 1914

1914 – Nap Lajoie joins the 3,000 hit club, becoming just the second Major League ball player* to do so.  Honus Wagner previously beat him to the plateau earlier in the season on June 9th. Lajoie did so with a double off of New York’s Marty McHale in game one of a doubleheader won by his namesake, 5-3. The actual date has been contested, however, as there is speculation that...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan pays $1.32 million for rare baseball card

  How much would you pay for a baseball card? Well if the answer is $1.32 million, you could have collected a rare Honus Wagner T206 baseball card, which was recently auctioned off, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Considered the 'Mona Lisa' of baseball cards, it features a youthful Wagner in his Pittsburgh Pirates uniform, his hair parted down the middle. The card is...
Via FOX Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Honus Wagner card sells at auction for a ‘bargain’ $1.32 million

An extremely rare Honus Wagner card from 1909 sold at auction last weekend for a whopping $1.32 million. What is perhaps most surprising, as noted in a Los Angeles Times report, is that experts are deeming the purchase something of a bargain, especially in light of what other Wagner cards have sold for in the...Read More The post Honus Wagner card sells at auction for a ‘bargain’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rare Honus Wagner baseball card sells for $1.32 million

A Honus Wagner T206 baseball card has been auctioned for $1.32 million in online bidding. Robert Edward Auctions said Monday that 42 bids were placed by Saturday's deadline for the card, which was rated as a three condition on a scale from one to 10, with 10 the best. The winning bid was for $1.2 million, plus a 10 percent commission. The names of the buyer and seller were not announced...
Via Associated Press
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

This Day in Baseball: 2/16

On this day in 1950, Honus Wagner, “The Flying Dutchman,” officially retired from baseball.  Wagner’s professional baseball career spanned nearly four decades.  He followed up his 21 year playing career with an 18 year stint as coach with the Pirates. Brought up in the humble coal mining neighborhood of Chartiers in Pittsburgh, Wagner became a home town hero and spent nearly...
Via Baseball Essential
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Passes Honus Wagner For 6th On All-Time MLB Hits List (VIDEO)

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. Your browser does not support iframes...
Via NESN.com
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Explaining the Honus Wagner Career Hits Discrepancy

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...
Via Sports-Reference
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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