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Honus Wagner

Test your baseball knowledge of Honus Wagner.  Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) Johannes (John) Peter "Honus" Wagner was born to German immigrants Peter and Katheryn Wagner in the Chartiers neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which is now a part of the borough of Carnegie, Pennsylvania.  What was his birthday?

  • February 6, 1874
  • February 14, 1874
  • February 24, 1874
  • February 29, 1874

2) What position did he play?

  • Catcher
  • Centerfield
  • Second Base
  • Shortstop

3) The Flying Dutchman was his nickname due to his superb speed and German heritage.

  • True or False?

4) Wagner trained to be a barber before becoming successful in baseball.

  • True or False?

5) Wagner married Bessie Baine Smith, and the couple went on to have three daughters, Elva Katrina (born 1918), Betty Baine (born 1919), and Virginia Mae (born 1922).  When did they get married?

  • 1890
  • 1894
  • 1900
  • 1910

6) On July 19, 1897 Wagner makes his Major League Baseball debut.  What was the team?

  • Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Cleveland Spiders
  • Louisville Colonels
  • St. Louis Browns

7) What year did he become a Pittsburgh Pirate?

  • 1899
  • 1900
  • 1901
  • 1902

8) How many time did he win the National League batting title?

  • 2x
  • 4x
  • 6x
  • 8x

9) What was his career batting average?

  • .327
  • .347
  • .367
  • .387

10) When the Baseball Hall of Fame held its first election in 1936, Wagner tied for second in the voting with Babe Ruth, trailing Ty Cobb.

  • True or False?

11) The T206 Honus Wagner baseball card isn't the rarest baseball card in the world, only the most well known and most expensive.  Who issued the baseball card?

  • American Tobacco Company
  • Coca Cola Bottling Company
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Wrigley Chewing Gum Company

12) He was a coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1917.

  • True or False?

13) Where did he die on December 6, 1955 at the age of 81?

  • Carnegie, Pennsylvania
  • North Braddock, Pennsylvania
  • Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Williamsburg, Pennsylvania

14) Where is Honus Wagner buried?

  • Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice, Nebraska
  • Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania
  • Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California
  • Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas

Honus Wagner

  1. February 24, 1874
  2. Shortstop
  3. True
  4. True
  5. 1894
  6. Louisville Colonels
  7. 1900
  8. 8x
  9. .327
  10. True
  11. American Tobacco Company
  12. False. He was a coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1933 to 1951.
  13. Carnegie, Pennsylvania
  14. Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania
    Plot: Garden of the Cross, Section 7, Lot 327-C, Space 1

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