Honus Wagner

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner Full Name: Honus Wagner [Johannes Peter Wagner]


Profession: MLB Shortshop
Why Famous: Nicknamed "The Flying Dutchman" due to his superb speed and German heritage, he played 21 seasons in the MLB from 1897 to 1917, almost entirely for the Pittsburgh Pirates, during which time he won eight batting titles.

He is widely considered to be the greatest shortstop of all time.

Born: February 24, 1874
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chartiers, Pennsylvania, USA

Died: December 6, 1955 (aged 81)

Married Life

  • 1916-12-30 MLB player Honus Wagner (42) weds Bessie Baine Smith (26) at St John's Church in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

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