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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lloyd James Waner

March 16, 1906 - July 22, 1982

 

— Oklahoma Centennial '07 —

 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Lloyd James Waner Marker
Inscription.  Lloyd "Little Poison" Waner, from Harrah, Oklahoma, joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1927, partly on the recommendation of Paul Waner, who told the Pirates' owner his brother "is a better player than me." Lloyd helped win the 1927 National League pennant with a 355 batting average and led the league in runs scored with 133. He also holds the modern National League season record of 198 singles, hit in 1927.

Arguably, the fastest man in baseball, Lloyd led the National League in singles in 1927, '28, '29 and '31, setting a modern major league record. He led the league in hits in 1931 with a total of 214 and ranks as one of the best lead-off hitters of all time, striking out only 173 times in his 19-year major league career. In the 1927 World Series, Lloyd and brother Paul outhit the New York Yankees' Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig 372 to 362.

Waner's speed and ability to get under any flyball not headed out as a home run made him an almost flawless fielder. He set a major league record for putouts in a double header by a center fielder by catching 18 outs in a 1935 game.

Lloyd was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Lloyd James Waner Marker
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in 1967, and the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is March 16, 1906.
 
Location. 35° 27.912′ N, 97° 30.539′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is on South Mickey Mantle Drive north of Johnny Bench Drive, on the left when traveling south. Marker is underneath a statue/bust, next to others outside Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 S Mickey Mantle Dr, Oklahoma City OK 73104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paul Glee Waner (here, next to this marker); Carl Owen Hubbell (here, next to this marker); Wilber Joe Rogan (here, next to this marker); Johnny Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); Centennial Fountain at United Way Plaza (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wells Fargo Livery Stable (about 400 feet away); The Rock Island Plow Building (about 600 feet away); Ray Ackerman Dancing Fountains (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lloyd Waner on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 10, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. Lloyd Waner (Baseball-reference.com). A complete listing of his playing statistics. (Submitted on June 10, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

3. Lloyd Waner (Baseball Hall of Fame)
Lloyd James Waner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
3. Lloyd James Waner Marker
Marker/bust are on the left of the two. Both are outside Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
. (Submitted on June 10, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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