Waner, Paul

Paul Glee Waner
Born: April 16, 1903, Harrah, Oklahoma
Died: August 29, 1965, Sarasota, Florida
Played For: 
Pittsburgh Pirates (1926-1940), Brooklyn Dodgers (1941, 1943-1944), Boston Braves (1941-1942), New York Yankees (1943-1944)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1952

Paul Waner began his professional career as a pitcher in the Minors, but his proficiency as a hitter convinced his manager to move him to the outfield. Spending most of his career with the Pirates, Big Poison, the speedy, line-drive hitter, captured three National League batting titles and became a member of the exclusive 3,000-hit club. Waner was also named to four All-Star squads (1933-35 and 1937). He collected 200 or more hits on eight occasions, was the MVP in 1927 and compiled a lifetime batting average of .333.

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Did You Know: 
that Paul Waner still holds the Major League record for consecutive games with an extra-base hit (12 doubles, four triples and four home runs over 14 straight games in 1927)?
On the road, I liked to be booed, I really did. Because if they boo you on the road, it's either because you're a sorehead or because you're hurting them.