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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
21 11748 .328 .391 .467 0 0.0
Birth Date2-24-1874
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age144 years, 10 months, 24 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1897 LS3 23 62 263 81 18 4 2 15 14 1 20 .335 .376 .467 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1898 LS3 24 151 635 176 29 3 10 31 20 6 27 .299 .341 .410 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1899 LS3 25 148 630 196 45 13 7 40 36 11 37 .341 .395 .501 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1900 PIT 26 135 580 201 45 22 4 41 17 8 38 .381 .434 .573 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1901 PIT 27 140 619 194 37 11 6 53 39 7 49 .353 .417 .494 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1902 PIT 28 136 599 176 30 16 3 43 51 14 42 .330 .394 .463 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1903 PIT 29 129 571 182 30 19 5 44 17 7 46 .355 .414 .518 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1904 PIT 30 132 558 171 44 14 4 59 44 4 53 .349 .423 .520 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1905 PIT 31 147 616 199 32 14 6 54 53 7 57 .363 .427 .505 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1906 PIT 32 142 590 175 38 9 2 58 31 10 53 .339 .416 .459 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1907 PIT 33 142 580 180 38 14 6 46 40 5 61 .350 .408 .513 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1908 PIT 34 151 641 201 39 19 10 54 22 5 53 .354 .415 .542 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 PIT 35 137 591 168 39 10 5 66 24 3 35 .339 .420 .489 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1910 PIT 36 150 640 178 34 8 4 59 47 5 24 .320 .390 .432 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1911 PIT 37 130 558 158 23 16 9 67 34 6 20 .334 .423 .507 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 PIT 38 145 634 181 35 20 7 59 38 6 26 .324 .395 .496 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 PIT 39 114 454 124 18 4 3 26 40 5 21 11 .300 .349 .385 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 PIT 40 150 616 139 15 9 1 51 51 2 23 .252 .317 .317 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 PIT 41 156 625 155 32 17 6 39 64 4 22 15 .274 .325 .422 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 PIT 42 123 484 124 15 9 1 34 36 8 11 .287 .350 .370 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 PIT 43 74 264 61 7 1 0 24 17 1 5 .265 .337 .304 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1897 LS3 MLB 62 263 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1898 LS3 MLB 151 635 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1899 LS3 MLB 148 630 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1900 PIT MLB 135 580 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1901 PIT MLB 140 619 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1902 PIT MLB 136 599 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1903 PIT MLB 129 571 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1904 PIT MLB 132 558 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1905 PIT MLB 147 616 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1906 PIT MLB 142 590 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1907 PIT MLB 142 580 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1908 PIT MLB 151 641 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 PIT MLB 137 591 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1910 PIT MLB 150 640 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1911 PIT MLB 130 558 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 PIT MLB 145 634 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 PIT MLB 114 454 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 PIT MLB 150 616 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 PIT MLB 156 625 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 PIT MLB 123 484 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 PIT MLB 74 264 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1897 LS3 MLB 263 242 38 81 18 4 2 113 39 15 14 20 .335 .376 .467 .132 5
1898 LS3 MLB 635 588 80 176 29 3 10 241 105 31 20 27 .299 .341 .410 .111 10
1899 LS3 MLB 630 575 100 196 45 13 7 288 114 40 36 37 .341 .395 .501 .160 4
1900 PIT MLB 580 527 107 201 45 22 4 302 100 41 17 38 .381 .434 .573 .192 4
1901 PIT MLB 619 549 101 194 37 11 6 271 126 53 39 49 .353 .417 .494 .140 10
1902 PIT MLB 599 534 105 176 30 16 3 247 91 43 51 42 .330 .394 .463 .133 8
1903 PIT MLB 571 512 97 182 30 19 5 265 101 44 17 46 .355 .414 .518 .162 8
1904 PIT MLB 558 490 97 171 44 14 4 255 75 59 44 53 .349 .423 .520 .171 5
1905 PIT MLB 616 548 114 199 32 14 6 277 101 54 53 57 .363 .427 .505 .142 7
1906 PIT MLB 590 516 103 175 38 9 2 237 71 58 31 53 .339 .416 .459 .120 6
1907 PIT MLB 580 515 98 180 38 14 6 264 82 46 40 61 .350 .408 .513 .163 14
1908 PIT MLB 641 568 100 201 39 19 10 308 109 54 22 53 .354 .415 .542 .188 14
1909 PIT MLB 591 495 92 168 39 10 5 242 100 66 24 35 .339 .420 .489 .149 27
1910 PIT MLB 640 556 90 178 34 8 4 240 81 59 47 24 .320 .390 .432 .112 20
1911 PIT MLB 558 473 87 158 23 16 9 240 89 67 34 20 .334 .423 .507 .173 12
1912 PIT MLB 634 558 91 181 35 20 7 277 102 59 38 26 .324 .395 .496 .172 11
1913 PIT MLB 454 413 51 124 18 4 3 159 56 26 40 21 11 .300 .349 .385 .085 10
1914 PIT MLB 616 552 60 139 15 9 1 175 50 51 51 23 .252 .317 .317 .065 11
1915 PIT MLB 625 566 68 155 32 17 6 239 78 39 64 22 15 .274 .325 .422 .148 16
1916 PIT MLB 484 432 45 124 15 9 1 160 39 34 36 11 .287 .350 .370 .083 10
1917 PIT MLB 264 230 15 61 7 1 0 70 24 24 17 5 .265 .337 .304 .039 9

Plate Discipline

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)So, Emma, how DO you pronounce "Honus Wagner"?
(ssimon from Pelham, NY)
As I learned on Tuesday - from Steve Goldman, who ought to know - it's "HA-nes," not HO-nuss as I'd been saying my entire life until then. Whoops! (Emma Span)
2011-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)More importantly, where do we find the Honus Wagner slashfic?
(Jobert from TX)
Ha. Go forth and Google, if you dare... (Emma Span)
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Re: "The Yankees got no offense from shortstop whatsoever between Rizzuto's 1950 and Derek Jeter's 1996." Roy Smalley, Jr. was a fairly potent offensive shortstop in '82 and '83, though he faded quickly. The Yanks' decision to trade for him, I thought was a good one, though it didn't work out - sort of shortstop version of the Javier Vasquez trade - great idea, bad outcome.
(RHughes from NJ)
That's true. The Yankees failed to realize that injuries had pretty much stripped Smalley of whatever range he might have had, with the result that though he was about twice the hitter that Bucky Dent was (well, to be fair, Bucky was done, so Smalley was infinitely better), he looked very poor in comparison on defense. The only thing that gets me about that trade is that they gave up Greg Gagne, who wasn't Honus Wagner, but they certainly oculd have used him a couple of years down the line. (Steven Goldman)
2009-04-10 16:30:00 (link to chat)What do you think the chances are of the Brewers getting something going on JJ Hardy? It seems that with Escobar hanging around the Crew has a quality ss to deal and a few quality teams (Red Sox, Angels, Cubs) aren't exactly blessed with Honus Wagner out there. If the Brewers play it right they could have a bigger chip than Holliday come late July.
(Joe from Tewksbury, MA)
I think the problem is that I don't think Escobar's ever going to be as good as Hardy, even as I think Escobar's going to be entirely playable. The question is whether anyone would give them enough good stuff to land Hardy, and there, we'll have to see, because he's squared away for free agency after 2010, and anyone who'd want to give up good stuff for him should want more than a year and two months' worth of playing time. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Steven. I'm looking for a good book on the 1918 World Series, any sugestions? Also, any good Honus Wagner bios out there you'd recommend? Thanks.
(mhixpgh from Pittsburgh)
There have been a few Wagner bios, but if a definitive one exists I haven't yet found it. BTW, I'm currently enjoying (full disclosure: my good friend) Allen Barra's new biography of Yogi Berra. I know there are books out there on the 1918 Red Sox, but no single volume is leaping to mind right now. Perhaps a reader will suggest one. (Steven Goldman)
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)"Forging Genius" is what got me interested in reading about the early years of baseball. I'd like to learn more about the Pirates of Honus Wagner. I have Christy Mathewson's "Pitching in a Pinch", which is a lot of fun.
(mhixpgh from Pittsburgh)
I like Charles Einstein's bio of John McGraw as well. More than 75 years after his death, McGraw remains one of the most compelling figures ever to be involved with baseball. (Steven Goldman)
2008-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the Nats' 38th round pick in this year's draft? Future stud or Future Farmer of America? (You're the prospect guy, right?)
(GBSimons from Loganville, GA)
Tradition! If they picked Honus Wagner I think he's a coming star, and I can tell you a great deal about him, right down to precisely what he's going to hit in his age-27 season. (Steven Goldman)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Honus Wagner.
(Stanky from DC)
You can't go wrong. (Steven Goldman)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)If Cedeno goes to Baltimore will he play SS? Will he resemble something of major league quality?
(LindInMoskva from DC)
I think he's a average, slightly-above defender who'll hit .270/.330/.390. That can play. It looks like Honus Wagner compared to the available options. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-07-13 16:30:00All-Star GameA proof of the T206 series, including the Honus Wagner card, fetched $316K at auction today. That strikes me as low, even considering condition. Don't people have vast sums of disposable wealth anymore? (Tommy Bennett)