September 17, 1871|
Chartiers, Carnegie, Pennsylvania
|Died: November 26, 1928
|April 27, 1898 for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 10, 1898 for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms|
|Runs batted in||34|
Albert Wagner (September 17, 1871 – November 26, 1928), was an American professional baseball player. He played one year of Major League Baseball for two different teams during the 1898 season. He was Honus Wagner's older brother.
Born in Chartiers, Carnegie, Pennsylvania, he began the 1898 season with the Washington Senators and later on was loaned to the Brooklyn Bridegrooms. 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.
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. In the book Honus and Me, Joe Stoshack pretends to be Butts.