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Heinie Wagner

Heinie Wagner

Position(s):
SS, 2B, 3B, OF
Born:
September 23, 1880
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
5' 9"
Weight:
183 lbs
Major League Debut:
7-01-1902 with NY1

Charles F. Wagner, better known as "Heinie," (September 23, 1880 — March 20, 1943) was a shortstop for the New York Giants and the Boston Red Sox. While not an exceptionally good fielder (he averaged 40 errors between 1908 and 1911), he was known to block the basepaths with his "exceptionally big" feet. He had career highs of .274, 68 RBI, and 75 runs scored for the World Champion 1912 Red Sox. After retiring he was a Red Sox coach from 1921until 1930, he was hired to replace two-time World Series winner Bill Carrigan as manager of the Sox, but he fared no better, leading Boston to a league-worst 52-102 (.338) record. He never managed again.

Wagner died in New Rochelle, New York at age 62.

He is mentioned in the book Honus & Me.

 

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1912 World Series, Boston Red Sox, Heinie Wagner, New York Giants

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