Butts Wagner

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Butts Wagner
Butts Wagner.jpg
Third baseman
Born: (1871-09-17)September 17, 1871
Chartiers, Carnegie, Pennsylvania
Died: November 26, 1928(1928-11-26) (aged 57)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 27, 1898 for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
October 10, 1898 for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms
Career statistics
Batting average .226
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 34
Teams

Albert Wagner (September 17, 1871 – November 26, 1928), was an American professional baseball player. He played one year of Major League Baseball[1] for two different teams during the 1898 season. He was Honus Wagner's older brother.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Chartiers, Carnegie, Pennsylvania, he began the 1898 season with the Washington Senators and later on was loaned to the Brooklyn Bridegrooms.[1] On July 4, Wagner replaced an injured Duke Farrell in center field and hit a home run, the only home run of his career, along with a double and scored three runs in a 9-5 Bridegroom victory.[2]

Wagner died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the age of 57, and is interred at the Chartiers Cemetery in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.[3]

Popular culture[edit]

Butts Wagner is depicted as an eccentric inventor during a boy's long dream sequence in the book The Mystery of the Wagner Whacker. Wagner invents an automatic bat machine, and the boy helps defend him from organized crime figures who want to steal the invention.[4] In the book Honus and Me, Joe Stoshack pretends to be Butts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Butts Wagner's career statistics". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2007-08-13. 
  2. ^ "1898 Chronolgy". baseballlibrary.com. Retrieved 2007-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2007-08-13. 
  4. ^ "The Mystery of the Wagner Whacker". amazon.com. Retrieved 2007-08-13. 

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