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Honus Wagner (I) (1874–1955)

American baseball player, born in Mansfield (now Carnegie), Pennsylvania. His real name was John Peter Wagner. He played semi-professional ball in Ohio and was given a contract (1896) by the Paterson, New Jersey, club before entering (1897) major-league play with the Louisville (Kentucky) club of the National League, Hans (a nickname also much ... See full bio »

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Known For

Spring Fever Actor
Al You Know Me Himself - Chicago Cubs Player


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 1919/II Spring Fever (Short)
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 1917 The Baseball Revue of 1917 (Documentary)
 1915 Al You Know Me (Short)
Himself - Chicago Cubs Player
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 2017 American Greed (TV Series documentary)
- Fraud Collectors (2017) ... Himself
 2009 Prime 9 (TV Series)
- Shortstops (2009) ... Himself
- Hitting Seasons (2009) ... Himself
 2006 DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2000 ESPN SportsCentury (TV Series documentary)
- Babe Ruth (2000) ... Himself
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Shadow Ball (1994) ... Himself
- Something Like a War (1994) ... Himself
 1991 When It Was a Game (TV Movie documentary)
 1951 Horsehide Heroes (Documentary short)

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In September, 1919 he signed a contract to star in four films to be made by a local Pittsburgh Company. One was supposed to be a two-reel comedy with a baseball finish. The others would be educational, dealing with hunting, fishing and other aspects of outdoor life. It became time-consuming and took two weeks to film with ... See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Personal Quote:

I don't want my picture in any cigarettes, but I also don't want you to lose the ten dollars, so I'm enclosing my check for that sum. - to a tobacco company which had already printed a card with his picture See more »


Played baseball from 1897-1917. All his years were in the National League. All but three of those years he played he played for his hometown Pittsburgh team.

National League record: 8 time batting champ

National League record: 15 straight seasons hitting .300 or better.

Retired with the most hits in 1917 at 3415. See more »


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