Honus Wagner (Vittor)

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Honus Wagner
Honuswagnerstatue.JPG
Year 1954
Type Bronze
Dimensions 300 cm (120 in)
Location Pittsburgh

Honus Wagner is a bronze statue by Frank Vittor, created to honor former Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Honus Wagner. It is located at PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

It was dedicated on April 30, 1955, at Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The statue was relocated in 1972, and rededicated on July 21, 1972, at Three Rivers Stadium, 400 Stadium Circle, Gate C, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

(Sculpture, lower left:)
Frank Vittor sc./1954
(Base, front:)

J.P. "HONUS"

WAGNER
(Back of base:)
ERECTED IN 1955
BY THE FANS OF AMERICA
IN HONOR OF A BASEBALL IMMORTAL
A CHAMPION AMONG CHAMPIONS
WHOSE RECORD ON AND OFF THE
PLAYING FIELD OF THE NATIONAL GAME
WILL EVER STAND AS A MONUMENT
TO HIS OWN GREATNESS
AND AS AN EXAMPLE AND INSPIRATION TO THE YOUTH
OF OUR COUNTRY

SPONSORED BY
THE PITTSBURGH PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
RELOCATED BY THE PITTSBURGH BASEBALL CLUB
FROM SCHENLEY PARK TO THREE RIVERS STADIUM
AND REDEDICATED JULY 21, 1972

SO THAT FUTURE PIRATE FANS WILL BE REMINDED OF HONUS WAGNER'S CONTRIBUTIONS TO BASEBALL IN PITTSBURGH.

signed
[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "J. P. "Honus" Wagner, (sculpture)". Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture. Retrieved December 31, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°26′48″N 80°00′24″W / 40.44666°N 80.00671°W / 40.44666; -80.00671