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Carnegie in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Honus Wagner

(1874-1955)

 
 
Honus Wagner (1874-1955) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 14, 2012
1. Honus Wagner (1874-1955) Marker
Inscription. The "Flying Dutchman" was hailed as baseball's greatest shortstop and one of its finest all-around players. A lifelong Carnegie resident, born to German immigrants. Played for Louisville Colonels, 1897-1899, and the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1900-1917; a Pirates coach from 1933-1951. He set many National League records, including one for eight seasonal batting titles. Known for his modesty and sportsmanship. Charter member, Baseball Hall of Fame, 1936.
 
Erected 1998 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 24.441′ N, 80° 5.328′ W. Marker is in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Mansfield Boulevard and Chartiers Street, on the right when traveling east on Mansfield Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carnegie PA 15106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heidelberg Raceway and Sports Arena (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Saint Luke's Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Neville House (approx. 2 miles away); Bower Hill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pittsburgh
Honus Wagner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 5, 2011
2. Honus Wagner Marker
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Hand's Hospital (approx. 2.3 miles away); Borough of Dormont Pool (approx. 2.4 miles away); Saint Bernard Church (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Official Site of Honus Wagner. (Submitted on March 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Baseball Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Official Site of the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Submitted on March 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
4. John Peter (Honus) Wagner at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on March 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
5. Honus Wagner - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
6. T206 Honus Wagner. Wikipedia article describing the popularity and history behind the famous baseball card. (Submitted on June 1, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
John Peter "Honus" Wagner, shortstop, Pittsburgh, National League image. Click for full size.
circa 1911
3. John Peter "Honus" Wagner, shortstop, Pittsburgh, National League
Library of Congress [LC-DIG-ppmsca-18464}
The Famous T206 Honus Wagner Baseball Card image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1910
4. The Famous T206 Honus Wagner Baseball Card
The T206 Honus Wagner baseball card depicts Pittsburgh Pirates' Honus Wagner, a dead-ball era baseball player who is widely considered to be one of the best players of all time.[1] The card was designed and issued by the American Tobacco Company (ATC) from 1909 to 1911 as part of its T206 series. Wagner refused to allow production of his baseball card to continue, either because he did not want children to buy cigarette packs to get his card, or because he wanted more compensation from the ATC. The ATC ended production of the Wagner card and a total of only 60 to 200 cards were ever distributed to the public. In 1933, the card was first listed at a price value of US$50 in Jefferson Burdick's The American Card Catalog, making it the most expensive baseball card in the world at the time.
Honus Wagner Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2011
5. Honus Wagner Statue
Statue located outside PNC Park entrance.
Honus Wagner Statue inscription image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2011
6. Honus Wagner Statue inscription
Inscription on rear base of Honus Wagner Statue at PNC Park.
Honus Wagner Grave image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 1, 2014
7. Honus Wagner Grave
Located a Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, PA
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 14, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on March 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on June 1, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on March 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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