One of the best all around players in baseball history. Waner ranks tenth in lifetime doubles up until year 2000 with 605 and thirteenth in triples with 191. In eight different years his slugging pct was over .500 including each of his first 5 years in the majors, twelve different years it was over .450. Eight times, Paul got over 200 hits in a year; the third highest in baseball history. Nine times he scored over 100 runs in a season and nine times he hit 10 triples or more. In his rookie year, 1926, Waner hit 22 triples to led the National League, and slugged 35 doubles, while batting .336. In 1927, Paul had an extra base hit in 14 straight games, which is still a major league record. Played in the 1927 World Series against the NY Yankees.
In 1928, he ripped 50 doubles to lead the majors and again in 1932, he led with an amazing 62.
Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball History 'Voted the most valuable player in the National League in 1927, Paul Waner keeps right on batting them out and stopping them in the outfield. He stays consistently over the .300 mark, but dropped to .309 last year as against his .341 in 1931. He started out to be a pitcher but switched to the outfield when the San Francisco (minors) club found itself short in that spot. He has stayed there ever since. Graduated to the National League in 1926 via the Pittsburgh gate and has been a Pirate ever since. 'Waner was born in Harrah, Okla., in 1903. He is a left-hander, stands 5 feet, 8 1/2 inches high and weighs 160 pounds.
Check his batting average; from 1926 to 1937: .336, .380, .370,.336,.368, .322, .341,.309, .362,.321,.373,.354! What a career! Paul Waner's Hall of Fame lifetime records: BA .333; games played 2549; AB - 9459, hits - 3152, Runs - 1627, RBI's 1309, walks- 1091, Ks - 376. Paul Waner, you were a great baseball player; Top of the Line. baseballhistorian.com archives Baseball History