Honus Wagner

Hall of Fame

Shortstop

1897—1917

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Player LeveL
Legend
All-time rank
#25
Shortstop RANK
#2

Player Detail

John Peter
GIVEN NAME
Wagner
SURNAME
February 24, 1874, in Chartiers, PA
BORN
December 6, 1955, in Carnegie, PA, USA
DIED
1897—1917
Playing Career
Played from 23-43
PLAYING AGE
Louisville Colonels
Pittsburgh Pirates
Teams Played For
Shortstop
PRIMARY POSITION
Pittsburg Pirates
PRIMARY TEAM
1909
World Series titles
The Flying Dutchman
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 200
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
July 19, 1897
Major League Debut
September 17, 1917
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Honus Wagner?

A rare baseball card featuring his face is one of the most valuable collectibles in sports.

80

HITTING

70

POWER

80

RUNNING

70

FIELDING

70

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
After his stellar playing career, Honus Wagner served as a coach for the Pirates for 39 years until his death in 1955

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2298
2766
78
1374
.325
All-Century Team

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1908 Pirates

34 Years Old

.354
AVG
10
HR
109
RBI
100
RUNS
.415
OBP
201
HITS
39
2B
19
3B
.542
SLG
54
BB
53
SB
11.5
WAR
Had finally settled at shortstop by this time of his career.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.325
.392
.462

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.853
.657
130.5

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
98.0
55.4

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Honus Wagner Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Wagner
533
175
89
33
13
5
89
49
38
37
249
230
.325
.392
.462
853
AVG SS
537
139
67
20
8
2
62
42
45
22
181
186
.259
.319
.338
.657

Honus Wagner Rankings

AT Shortstop BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
2
1
2
1
1
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Shortstop BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
1
1
1
1
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Honus Wagner PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
130.9
65.2
49.1
30.9
9.22
67.7
43.1
30.3
21.6
4.89
BLUE = Honus Wagner
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
647.2
309.3
232.6
146.5
45.6
327.4
189.4
134.4
92.3
24.2
BLUE = Honus Wagner
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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