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Honus Wagner

(Photo by Shane Henderson ©)

Subject(s): Honus Wagner
Sport: Baseball

Location: Pittsburgh Pirates, PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA (From 1955-1972 sited at Schneley Park; from 1972-2001 sited at Three Rivers Stadium)
Unveiled: 30/4/1955
Sculptor: Frank Vittor
Material: Bronze
Status: In Situ

Inscription(s):
Inscribed on plinth, side 1: J.P. "HONUS" WAGNER

Inscribed on plinth, sides 2 and 3: [images of baseball player with child]

Inscribed on plinth, side 4: ERECTED IN 1955 BY THE FANS OF AMERICA. IN HONOR OF A BASEBALL IMMORTAL. A CHAMPION AMONG CHAMPIONS WHOSE RECORD ON AND OFF THE PLAYING FIELD OF THE NATIONAL GAME WILL EVER STAND AS A MONUMENT TO HIS OWN GREATNESS AND AS AN EXAMPLE AND INSPIRATION TO THE YOUTH OF OUR COUNTRY. SPONSORED BY THE PITTSBURGH PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL ASSOCIATION. RELOCATED BY THE PITTSBURGH BASEBALL CLUB FROM SCHENLEY PARK TO THREE RIVERS STADIUM AND REDEDICATED JULY 21, 1972 SO THAT FUTURE PIRATE FANS WILL BE REMINDED OF HONUS WAGNER'S CONTRIBUTIONS TO BASEBALL IN PITTSBURGH.

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(Photo by Shane Henderson ©)

(Photo by Shane Henderson ©)

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