Honus Wagner and His Pittsburgh Pirates: Scenes from a Golden Era

Honus Wagner and His Pittsburgh Pirates: Scenes from a Golden Era

by Ronald T. Waldo

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Honus Wagner's spectacular baseball career spanned 21 seasons from 1897 through 1917. Widely considered the greatest shortstop in baseball history, Wagner won eight National League batting titles and helped win the pennant four times for his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates. This book assembles the many stories about Wagner that circulated among his teammates, opposing players, writers and fans--reminiscences that define both his career and his life as a citizen in the Pittsburgh suburb of Carnegie.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476618821
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ronald T. Waldo, a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, lives in Pittsburgh. His articles have appeared in Pittsburgh Pride Magazine and Sports Collectors Digest, and he is the author of several books on baseball history.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface 1
1. From Carnegie to Pittsburgh, by Way of Louisville 5
2. Bilson Jack, a Louisville Hearse Ride and Wagner’s Early Days in Baseball 23
3. Rough-and-Tumble Fred Clarke 40
4. Trains, Dining Cars, Theaters and the Stage 57
5. The Game of Baseball as Seen Through Wagner’s Eyes 73
6. Ham Hyatt’s Slugging Prowess, a Battle with Turkey Mike and Jimmy Viox’s Mad Dash 92
7. Tommy Leach, Truck Eagan, Bill McKechnie and Other Teammates 108
8. Adversaries from the Cubs, Giants and Fellow National League Clubs 125
9. Baseball’s Greatest Player Enjoying Life’s Simple Pleasures 141
10. Encounters with the American Worker, an Angry Rabbit and Austrian Royalty 159
11. “First in the Hearts of Baseball Fans” 175
Appendix: Career Statistics 193
Chapter Notes 195
Bibliography 211
Index 213

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