Friday, December 21, 2012
Hall of Fame Friday: Honus Wagner
From the Baseball Hall of Fame web site: "One of the Hall of Fame's five original inductees in 1936, Honus Wagner combined rare offensive and defensive excellence throughout a 21-year career. Despite his awkward appearance -- stocky, barrel-chested and bow-legged -- the longtime Pirates shortstop broke into the big leagues by hitting .344 in 1897 with Louisville, the first of 17 consecutive seasons of hitting over .300, including eight as the National League batting champion. Wagner compiled a lifetime average of .329, and the Flying Dutchman also stole 722 bases, while leading the league in thefts on five occasions."
Here are the cards of Honus Wagner that I have in my collection.