Baseball Hall of Immortals – Inductee #59: Paul Waner

The 7th player to reach 3,000 hits is the 59th inductee into the Baseball Hall of Immortals.

In just his first year with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1923, Paul Waner lad the league in triples with 22, batting .336 in the process.  This was an indication of what was ahead for the right fielder.

The next year Waner would lead the league in batting (.380), hits (237), triples (18) and RBIs (131), winning the MVP award along the way.

Waner would play for 20 years (15 of them in Pittsburgh), finishing with a .333 batting average, 3,152 hits, over 1,600 runs scored, and more than 1,300 RBIs.

The man known as Big Poison, Paul Waner is definitely an Immortal


For some background on what this is, check out the introduction post here.