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HONUS WAGNER RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

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

Hall of Fame, Hall of The Very Good or Hall of Cheaters?

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 […] The post Hall of Fame, Hall of The Very Good or Hall of Cheaters? appeared first...
Via Outside Analysis
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: September 15, 1914

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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Derek Jeter Passes Honus Wagner On Hits List

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.
Via Gamedayr
August 09, 2014  |  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

Derek Jeter passes Honus Wagner on career hit list

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...
Via AP on Fox
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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