HONUS WAGNER RUMORS & GOSSIP
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...
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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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
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...
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The Hall of Fame is officially dedicated at Cooperstown, New York. The greatest-ever gathering of members and future inductees of the Hall of Fame accept their plaques: Grover Alexander, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner, Connie Mack, Babe Ruth and George Sisler. Also on hand were former Cleveland players Tris Speaker, Nap Lajoie and Cy Young.