Lloyd Waner

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Birthdate 3/16/1906
Death Date 7/22/1982
Debut Year 1927
Year of Induction 1967
Teams Braves, Dodgers, Phillies, Pirates, Reds
Position Center Field

Lloyd Waner (2,459) and brother Paul (3,152) combined to set the Major League record for most career hits by a brother combination (5,611).

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Lloyd Waner still holds the NL mark for hits by a rookie

Lloyd Waner still holds the NL mark for hits by a rookie

Lloyd Waner burst onto the baseball scene in 1927. He hit .355 and scored a league-leading 133 runs. More impressively, he tallied 223 hits to set a still-standing NL mark for safeties by a rookie. The magic started for Waner early in his big league debut. Pirates manager Donnie Bush penciled Waner
In terms of hits, the Waners are the most prolific family in history

In terms of hits, the Waners are the most prolific family in history

Paul and Lloyd Waner combined to for 5,611 big league hits, the most ever by a brother combination. In fact, the duo tallied more base knocks than memorable brother trios of DiMaggio — Joe, Dom, and Vince had 4,853 hits — and Alou — Felipe, Matty, and Jesus had 5,094 hits. Together
Lloyd received MVP votes in five of his first twelve seasons

Lloyd received MVP votes in five of his first twelve seasons

Though overshadowed by his more decorated older brother Paul, Lloyd Waner was a respected player in his own right. In four of his first five big league seasons he had at least 214 hits. Lloyd hit .320 or better in seven seasons. From the time he broke in at age 19 through his age-32 season, Lloyd re
The Pirates are one of baseball's oldest and proudest franchises

The Pirates are one of baseball's oldest and proudest franchises

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a long and proud tradition. Founded in 1887, they played in the sport’s first World Series in 1903. When the Hall of Fame voted in its first five inductees, a Pirate was among them. The inaugural Cooperstown class included Pittsburgh shortstop Honus Wagner along wit
Paul Waner recorded his 3,000th hit twice!

Paul Waner recorded his 3,000th hit twice!

The story of how Paul Waner tallied his 3,000th hit is now just a footnote in baseball history. It’s also a story worth telling. Before Waner collected his landmark knock, just six inner-circle Cooperstown men reached the milestone. In chronological order the 3,000-hit club included Cap Anson (
Paul Waner lived in Sarasota, Florida for decades

Paul Waner lived in Sarasota, Florida for decades

Shown here is the reverse of the government postcard signed by Hall of Fame outfielder Paul Waner. Such cards offer insight into when and where the item was signed. By virtue of the postmark, we see this one was signed near his home in Sarasota, Florida on January 12, 1949. This was Waner’s final

A Story about Lloyd Waner

Paul Waner recorded hit #3,000 twice

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3,000th hit Paul WAner

The story of how Lloyd Waner tallied his milestone 3,000th hit is now a mere footnote in baseball history.

It’s also a story worth knowing.

In an unlikely turn of events, an angry Paul Waner rejected a scorer’s decision.

Waner demanded a chance to record his memorable knock cleanly – and got his wish.

This is the forgotten tale of how the 7th MLB batter to total 3,000 hits joined baseball’s exclusive club.

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One response to “Lloyd Waner”

  1. Ted Anderson says:

    Very interesting story these guys were before my time I grew up idolizing Ted Williams and think about what his numbers would have been if not for his five years in the service as in 1942 he led both leagues in every major hitting category then missing 1943, 44 and 45. Those three years would have been spectacular.

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