Lloyd Waner

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).

In the collection:

Lloyd Waner writes about Honus Wagner Dedication Day

Lloyd Waner writes about Honus Wagner Dedication Day

In this handwritten letter of March 3, 1958 Lloyd Waner writes to the organizer Honus Wagner Dedication Day. “Will be glad to help out on ole Honus Dedication Day — I have given about all my old Baseball things away — but I’ll try to rake up a few things.” The rest of t
Lloyd Waner writes about the thrills of his career

Lloyd Waner writes about the thrills of his career

In this letter dated November 27, 1973 Lloyd Waner responds to a collector’s question about the best player Waner played with. “Yes there was a quite a bunch of great players at Pittsburgh. Hard to say who was the best.” Though he fails to identify his greatest
Lloyd Waner autograph on return address portion of envelope

Lloyd Waner autograph on return address portion of envelope

Lloyd Waner provided the autograph collector with another example of his signature when he penned his name in the return address portion of this envelope. Waner collected at least 214 hits in four of his first five seasons with the Pirates including a career-high 234 in 1929. By
Autographed 1934-36 Lloyd Waner Diamond Star card

Autographed 1934-36 Lloyd Waner Diamond Star card

Issued continuously from 1934 to 1936, the National Chicle Diamond Stars set features a color art rendering of a player photograph, usually “in action,” along with his name. Not nearly as remembered as the Goudey sets from the same time, the Diamond Stars set is still quite attractive. Shown her
Photo of the fearsome brother combination of Lloyd and Paul Waner

Photo of the fearsome brother combination of Lloyd and Paul Waner

Paul and Lloyd Waner combined to for 5,611 big league hits, the most ever by a brother combination. In fact, Big Poison and Little Poison tallied more base knocks than memorable brother trios of DiMaggio — Joe, Dom, and Vince had 4,853 hits — and Alou —
1933 Who's Who in baseball autographed Paul Waner page

1933 Who's Who in baseball autographed Paul Waner page

Three-time batting champ and 1927 Most Valuable Player Paul Waner was the seventh man in big league history to amass 3,000 hits. A lifetime .333 hitter, Waner enjoyed a 20-year playing career in the Major Leagues. In the collection is this autographed page from Who’s Who in Baseball from 1933.

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