John Peter Wagner
Born: February 24, 1874, Chartiers, Pennsylvania
Died: December 6, 1955, Carnegie, Pennsylvania
Louisville Colonels (1897-1899), Pittsburgh Pirates (1900-1917)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1936
This Day in Baseball History
On December 12, 1941, future Hall of Famer Arky Vaughan is traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Bucs receive four players in return, including catcher “Hot Potato” Hamlin.