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Honus Wagner

Honus WagnerAKA John Peter Wagner

Born: 24-Feb-1874
Birthplace: Carnegie, PA
Died: 6-Dec-1955
Location of death: Carnegie, PA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, Pleasant Hills, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Baseball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Pittsburgh shortstop on valuable baseball card

One of the best shortstops to play the game. His baseball card, printed by the Piedmont Cigarette Company, is the most prized of all cards and it is the first card to sell in excess of $1M. Wagner did not give permission to print the card in the first place, so all but a few copies were destroyed.

Father: Johannes Peter Wagner (b. 5-Jun-1838, d. 12-Nov-1913)
Mother: Katharina Wolf Wagner (b. 5-Jun-1835, d. 10-Sep-1900)
Brother: Charles Wagner (b. Nov-1869, d. 31-Oct-1916)
Brother: Albert Wagner (b. 17-Sep-1871, d. 26-Nov-1928)
Brother: Louis Wagner (b. 6-Jan-1874, d. 16-Feb-1923)
Sister: Caroline Wagner Gallagher (b. 1878)
Brother: William Charles Wagner (b. 30-Jul-1880)
Wife: Bessie Baine Smith (b. 18-May-1890, m. 30-Dec-1916, d. 30-Jun-1971, three children)
Daughter: Elva Katrina Wagner (b. 9-Jan-1918, d. 9-Jan-1918, stillborn)
Daughter: Betty Baine Wagner Blair (b. 5-Dec-1919, d. 31-Oct-1992)
Daughter: Virginia Mae Wagner (b. 3-May-1922, d. 23-Apr-1985)

    Coach: Football Coach, Carnegie High School
    Coach: Baseball and Basketball Coach, Carnegie Institute of Technology

    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks Carnegie Lodge No. 831
    Baseball Hall of Fame 1936
    German Ancestry

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Louisville Colonels 1897-99
    Pittsburgh Pirates 1900-17
    Pittsburgh Pirates Manager, 1917


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