Pee Wee Wanninger

Pee Wee Wanninger
Birthdate 12/12/1902
Death Date 03/07/1981
Debut Year 1925
Year of Induction
Teams Red Sox, Reds, Yankees
Position Shortstop

In 1925 Pee Wee Wanninger played SS to end Everett Scott’s 1,307 consecutive games; 4 weeks later Gehrig pinch hit for Pee Wee, to start his streak.

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In 1925, Wanninger ended one streak and started another - here's his Yankee contract from that year

In 1925, Wanninger ended one streak and started another - here's his Yankee contract from that year

Cal Ripken holds the all-time record for consecutive games played with 2,632. Second on the list is Lou Gehrig with 2,130; third is Everett Scott with 1,307. Pee Wee Wanninger is tied to both men directly behind Ripken. In the 1925 season a 32-year old Scott was slipping at shortstop and at the plat
Wanninger played parts of three teams in as many big league seasons

Wanninger played parts of three teams in as many big league seasons

Paul Wanninger played with 8 Hall of Fame players including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Today he’s a footnote in two of the three longest consecutive games played streaks in baseball history. Despite his brushes with fame, Wanninger played in parts of just three big league seasons. He broke in w
After he pinch hit for Wanninger on 6/1/1925, Gehrig played in 2,130 straight games

After he pinch hit for Wanninger on 6/1/1925, Gehrig played in 2,130 straight games

Why not add in a Lou Gehrig autograph to the page of a man who was intimately involved in starting the streak? The image shows a trio of Hall of Famers. Gehrig joins forces with catcher Bill Dickey to argue a call with Cal Hubbard, the only man inducted into both the baseball and football Halls of F
Though he played only 2 big league seasons, Wanninger was a pro ball player for 17 years

Though he played only 2 big league seasons, Wanninger was a pro ball player for 17 years

Before Wanninger played a role in the consecutive games streak of Everett Scott and Lou Gehrig he was a minor leaguer playing for Augusta Tygers. The team was named after Ty Cobb, who began his professional career in Augusta in 1904. Wanninger played in the minors both before and after his big lea
Pee Wee Wanninger remained a popular target for autograph collectors throughout his life

Pee Wee Wanninger remained a popular target for autograph collectors throughout his life

Pee Wee Wanninger was 73 years old when he penned this letter to an autograph collector on 7/27/1976. Wanninger thanks the collector and writes about his current life before closing the letter, “I suppose my greatest thrill was playing with the Yankees and with Ruth and Gehrig – both gr

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