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Portrait of Honus Wagner

Honus Wagner SSPirates

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
21 11748 .328 .391 .467 .000 0
Birth Date2-24-1874
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1897 LS3 23 62 263 242 38 81 18 4 2 113 15 14 1 5 39 20 .335 .376 .467 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1898 LS3 24 151 635 588 80 176 29 3 10 241 31 20 6 10 105 27 .299 .341 .410 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1899 LS3 25 148 630 575 100 196 45 13 7 288 40 36 11 4 114 37 .341 .395 .501 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1900 PIT 26 135 580 527 107 201 45 22 4 302 41 17 8 4 100 38 .381 .434 .573 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1901 PIT 27 140 619 549 101 194 37 11 6 271 53 39 7 10 126 49 .353 .417 .494 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1902 PIT 28 136 599 534 105 176 30 16 3 247 43 51 14 8 91 42 .330 .394 .463 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1903 PIT 29 129 571 512 97 182 30 19 5 265 44 17 7 8 101 46 .355 .414 .518 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1904 PIT 30 132 558 490 97 171 44 14 4 255 59 44 4 5 75 53 .349 .423 .520 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1905 PIT 31 147 616 548 114 199 32 14 6 277 54 53 7 7 101 57 .363 .427 .505 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1906 PIT 32 142 590 516 103 175 38 9 2 237 58 31 10 6 71 53 .339 .416 .459 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1907 PIT 33 142 580 515 98 180 38 14 6 264 46 40 5 14 82 61 .350 .408 .513 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1908 PIT 34 151 641 568 100 201 39 19 10 308 54 22 5 14 109 53 .354 .415 .542 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 PIT 35 137 591 495 92 168 39 10 5 242 66 24 3 27 100 35 .339 .420 .489 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1910 PIT 36 150 640 556 90 178 34 8 4 240 59 47 5 20 81 24 .320 .390 .432 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1911 PIT 37 130 558 473 87 158 23 16 9 240 67 34 6 12 89 20 .334 .423 .507 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 PIT 38 145 634 558 91 181 35 20 7 277 59 38 6 11 102 26 .324 .395 .496 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 PIT 39 114 454 413 51 124 18 4 3 159 26 40 5 10 56 21 11 .300 .349 .385 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 PIT 40 150 616 552 60 139 15 9 1 175 51 51 2 11 50 23 .252 .317 .317 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 PIT 41 156 625 566 68 155 32 17 6 239 39 64 4 16 78 22 15 .274 .325 .422 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 PIT 42 123 484 432 45 124 15 9 1 160 34 36 8 10 39 11 .287 .350 .370 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 PIT 43 74 264 230 15 61 7 1 0 70 24 17 1 9 24 5 .265 .337 .304 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career27941174810439173934206432521014870963735125221173372326.328.391.467.0000.00.00.0

Advanced

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

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1897 LS3 MLB 263 38 81 18 4 2 39 15 14 20 .335 .376 .467 .132 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1898 LS3 MLB 635 80 176 29 3 10 105 31 20 27 .299 .341 .410 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1899 LS3 MLB 630 100 196 45 13 7 114 40 36 37 .341 .395 .501 .160 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1900 PIT MLB 580 107 201 45 22 4 100 41 17 38 .381 .434 .573 .192 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1901 PIT MLB 619 101 194 37 11 6 126 53 39 49 .353 .417 .494 .140 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1902 PIT MLB 599 105 176 30 16 3 91 43 51 42 .330 .394 .463 .133 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1903 PIT MLB 571 97 182 30 19 5 101 44 17 46 .355 .414 .518 .162 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1904 PIT MLB 558 97 171 44 14 4 75 59 44 53 .349 .423 .520 .171 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1905 PIT MLB 616 114 199 32 14 6 101 54 53 57 .363 .427 .505 .142 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1906 PIT MLB 590 103 175 38 9 2 71 58 31 53 .339 .416 .459 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1907 PIT MLB 580 98 180 38 14 6 82 46 40 61 .350 .408 .513 .163 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1908 PIT MLB 641 100 201 39 19 10 109 54 22 53 .354 .415 .542 .188 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 PIT MLB 591 92 168 39 10 5 100 66 24 35 .339 .420 .489 .149 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1910 PIT MLB 640 90 178 34 8 4 81 59 47 24 .320 .390 .432 .112 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1911 PIT MLB 558 87 158 23 16 9 89 67 34 20 .334 .423 .507 .173 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 PIT MLB 634 91 181 35 20 7 102 59 38 26 .324 .395 .496 .172 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 PIT MLB 454 51 124 18 4 3 56 26 40 21 11 .300 .349 .385 .085 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 PIT MLB 616 60 139 15 9 1 50 51 51 23 .252 .317 .317 .065 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 PIT MLB 625 68 155 32 17 6 78 39 64 22 15 .274 .325 .422 .148 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 PIT MLB 484 45 124 15 9 1 39 34 36 11 .287 .350 .370 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 PIT MLB 264 15 61 7 1 0 24 24 17 5 .265 .337 .304 .039 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Baseball Bloodlines ProjectSam Miller2014-06-04
The Week in Quotes: February 10-16Morris Greenberg2014-02-17
The Week in Quotes: February 10-16Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-02-17
The Week in Quotes: February 10-16Nick Bacarella2014-02-17
The Week in Quotes: February 10-16Chris Mosch2014-02-17
The BP Wayback Machine: Derek Jeter's Career in Player CommentsBaseball Prospectus2014-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Saying Goodbye to Lance BerkmanZachary Levine2014-01-30
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Freddie LindstromJay Jaffe2013-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: It's No Good to Get Old (Except for These Guys)Zachary Levine2013-03-04
The BP Wayback Machine: The Gift of KuhnSteven Goldman2012-11-20
Wezen-Ball: "Skyfall" and Baseball's Golden AgeLarry Granillo2012-11-12
Wezen-Ball: A Surprising MagicianLarry Granillo2012-06-20
The Lineup Card: 12 Great Seasons by Mediocre PlayersBaseball Prospectus2012-03-14
Wezen-Ball: The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant All-StarsLarry Granillo2012-02-19
Wezen-Ball: 1911's "Baseball Ballads"Larry Granillo2011-11-21
Baseball ProGUESTus: When 100 Tiles Meets 27 OutsDiane Firstman2011-10-14
The Lineup Card: The Top 13 Veterans Committee Selections That Weren't THAT BadBaseball Prospectus2011-07-20
One-Hoppers: DJ3K: "I Don't Think You Can Script It Any Better"Jay Jaffe2011-07-09
Wezen-Ball: Arguing Baseball's Best PlayersLarry Granillo2011-06-14
The BP Broadside: The Annotated WARP Leaders II: Did Ernie Banks Write the Book of Love?Steven Goldman2011-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Asian Equation: The Idiosyncrasy of IchiroMichael Street2011-05-11
The BP Wayback Machine: The Myth of the Golden AgeDan Fox2011-04-28
Wezen-Ball: The History of the "Greatest Living Ballplayer"Larry Granillo2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Three HundredSteven Goldman2011-02-04
Another Look: The All-Non-Hall of Fame TeamBob Hertzel2011-01-12
Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: No Shortage of Quality ShortstopsJay Jaffe2010-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Examining The Expansion Era Hall of Fame BallotJay Jaffe2010-11-10
Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and WhitakerDavid Laurila2010-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLKevin Goldstein2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLChristina Kahrl2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessExpanded Horizons: PerfectionTommy Bennett2010-06-08
One-Hoppers: Ernie Harwell (1918-2010)Jay Jaffe2010-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Chris DavisDavid Laurila2010-04-28
No Pepper: Against the FenceTommy Bennett2010-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Nomar and the TrinityJay Jaffe2010-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Enhanced?Steven Goldman2010-01-18
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases at Third and ShortJay Jaffe2009-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Oakland A'sBaseball Prospectus2009-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Return of the RickeysJay Jaffe2009-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Sunday SummaryJohn Perrotto2009-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Outside and Looking InJohn Perrotto2009-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Miraculous!Steven Goldman2009-04-06
You Could Look It Up: The Ballad of the Old ShortstopsSteven Goldman2009-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The InfieldersJay Jaffe2009-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Oh Rickey, You're So FineJay Jaffe2008-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Winding DownJohn Perrotto2008-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 1Steven Goldman2008-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 1Clay Davenport2008-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Leadoff Follies in LAJoe Sheehan2008-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Brewers and GiantsRany Jazayerli2008-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Smoke'm If You Got 'EmSteven Goldman2008-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Greg RhodesDavid Laurila2008-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Starting Well is Two-Thirds of Half the BattleJim Baker2007-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Best Player in Baseball, Part OneNate Silver2007-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Tilting the Playing FieldDan Fox2007-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Milestoners and the New New Veterans CommitteeJay Jaffe2007-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Getting Down to Fighting WeightJay Jaffe2007-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Bunches of BunchingJay Jaffe2007-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Running Hot and ColdJohn Perrotto2007-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Myth of the Golden AgeDan Fox2007-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The Hitters, Part TwoJay Jaffe2007-01-08
Prospectus Matchups: The Best Seasons Ever RecordedJim Baker2006-12-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The .400 ClubJim Baker2006-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2006-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Division Series, Day ThreeJoe Sheehan2006-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: No Hits For YouSteven Goldman2006-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Big Folks' TableJim Baker2006-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Generosity CountsJim Baker2006-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Gift of KuhnSteven Goldman2006-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Wins and the QuantumDan Fox2006-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessAbout Outs: Rethinking Normalized League ValuesClay Davenport2006-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2006: The HittersJay Jaffe2005-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Feels Like the First TimeJim Baker2005-10-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: More Than Just The BabeSteven Goldman2005-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Objective Hall of Fame: Part OneClay Davenport2005-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Claiming the FlagJim Baker2005-06-10
Prospectus Hit List: Week of May 1, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Potpourri for $100Jim Baker2005-03-22
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This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Dylan Thomas...Whoever He Was...EditionSteven Goldman2004-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Shifting on the FlySteven Goldman2004-08-17
Teams: A Critical Guide: Mad About Beltran EditionSteven Goldman2004-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Rundown and OutSteven Goldman2004-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Problems in Red Sox Management: A Tourist's GuideSteven Goldman2004-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Acquiring A-RodJoe Sheehan2004-02-17
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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)