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THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES - COLLECTION CO-SIGNED BY:
ARKY VAUGHAN, PAUL "BIG POISON" WANER, WOODY JENSEN, GUS SUHR, THOMAS J. THEVENOW, ADAM
COMOROSKY, FRED LINDSTROM, GEORGE "MOON" GIBSON, EARL GRACE, DOC CRANDALL, BILL (WILLIAM
CHARLES) SWIFT, VAL PICINICH, STEVE SWETONIC, RALPH "LEFTY" BIRKOFER, HAL FINNEY, SLICK
(GROVER ALLEN) HARTLEY, BILL HARRIS, LARRY FRENCH, HEINE "COUNT OF LUXEMBURG" MEINE,
TONY (ANTHONY FRANCIS) PIET, LEON "SHAG" CHAGNON, PEP (LEMUEL FLOYD) YOUNG, LEO W. "RED"
NONNENKAMP, HAROLD L. "HAL" SMITH, WAITE C. HOYT, PIE TRAYNOR, LLOYD "LITTLE POISON"
WANER, J. HONUS WAGNER - HFSID 90946
PITTSBURGH PIRATES: 1933
The players for the Pirates sign their names
Signatures: "Ralph Birkofer", "Leon Chagnon", "Adam Comorosky",
"Doc Crandall", "Hal Finney", "Larry French", "To my/Little friend/Pete
Lear/from Gibby", "Earl Grace", "Bill Harris", "Grover Hartley", "Waite C.
Hoyt", "Woody Jensen", "Fred Lindstrom", "Heine Meine", "Leo Nonnenkamp", "Val
Picinich", "Tony Piet", "Hal Smith", "Gus Suhr", "Steve Swetonic", "Bill Swift",
"Tommy Thevenow" "Harold 'Pie' Traynor", "Floyd Vaughan", "J. Honus Wagner",
"Lloyd Waner", "Paul Waner" and "Floyd Young". The way the
powerful Pittsburgh Pirates were swinging the bat in 1933, they seemed
unbeatable. However, the Pirates finished second in the National League that
year to the New York Giants. Pittsburgh out-hit New York .285 to .263 for the
season, but the big difference between winning and losing the pennant was the
pitching. The Pirates had a good pitching staff, with their top thrower,
LARRY FRENCH, placing second in the league in games pitched, with an ERA
of 2.72 and a solid 18 wins. And the dependable Heine Meine finished
third in winning percentage (.652) and had a win-loss record of 15 and 8. But
Pittsburgh lacked a real stopper, like New York's Carl Hubbell, who led the
league in wins (23), shutouts (10) and ERA (1.66). As a team, the Pittsburgh
Pirates out-slugged the league. With the legendary HONUS WAGNER as
batting coach, seven players hit over .300 for the year. Wagner had finished out
his 21-year career (1897-1917) with a lifetime batting average of .329. He had
won eight National League batting titles and averaged 83 runs and 82 RBI per
year. Wagner was instrumental in the development of shortstop ARKY
VAUGHAN. A career .318 hitter, Vaughan batted .314 in 1933, led the league
in triples and finished among the top five in slugging average (.478), total
bases (274) and RBI (97). PIE TRAYNOR, the great contact hitter, batted
.304 and had another golden year with his glove, leading the National League in
putouts (176) at his position. The popular third baseman became player-manager
for the Pirates in 1934, and continued on as manager until 1939. The
WANER Brothers were one of baseball's most potent brother
combinations. PAUL was the oldest and the better hitter, but not my much.
LLOYD was a consistent .300 hitter, and though he struggled with a .276
batting average in 1933, he would play 14 years in the outfield with Paul and
the Pirates. Paul Waner was an awesome player at the plate, with a .309 average
for the year, while amassing 191 hits, 282 total bases, 101 runs-scored and 16
triples. He completed his career with a total of 3,152 hits. Second baseman
TONY PIET had a great year with the Pirates, finishing third in the
National League with a .323 batting average. Centerfielder FRED LINDSTROM
batted .310 and placed third in the league with 39 doubles. TOMMY
THEVENOW, a utility infielder, hit a .312 for the year. Fine condition.
Framed in Gallery of History style: 32½x28.
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PITTSBURGH PIRATES J. HONUS WAGNER LLOYD WANER PIE TRAYNOR WAITE HOYT HAROLD L. SMITH LEO W. NONNENKAMP PEP YOUNG LEON CHAGNON TONY PIET HEINE MEINE LARRY FRENCH BILL HARRIS SLICK HARTLEY HAL FINNEY RALPH BIRKOFER STEVE SWETONIC VAL PICINICH BILL SWIFT DOC CRANDALL EARL GRACE GEORGE GIBSON FRED LINDSTROM ADAM COMOROSKY THOMAS J. THEVENOW GUS SUHR WOODY JENSEN PAUL WANER ARKY VAUGHAN Please note that this is an original, authentically signed item. We
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