Resumes for all 19 in Pirates Hall of Fame class

Clemente, Wagner, Stargell, Parker, Blass among 1st HOF inductees
Roberto Clemente kneeling
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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Local legends Honus Wagner and Josh Gibson, plus Roberto Clemente highlight comprehensive list of 19 in the inaugural Pirates Hall of Fame Class as announced on Sunday.

Here are the names and resumes:

Honus Wagner-SS
·     Maybe the only player whose baseball card is more famous than him
·     8th in MLB history with 3,420 hits
·     10th in MLB history with 643 doubles
·     3rd in MLB history with 252 triples
·     24th in RBI with 1732
·     28th in batting average at .321 and finished with a .391 on-base percentage
·     Won 8 National League batting titles
·     One of the first five players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Honus Wagner statue at PNC Park
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Paul Waner-OF
·     National League MVP in 1927
·     Won 3 NL batting titles (1927, 34, 36)
·     8-200-plus hit seasons including 237 in 155 games in 1927
·     19th in career hits with 3,152
·     15th in career doubles with 605
·     10th in career triples with 191
·     .333 career batting average

Lloyd Waner-OF
·     10-time .300 hitter, including .355 as a rookie
·     3 straight 200 hit seasons to begin career
·     Led MLB with 20 triples in 1929

Josh Gibson-C/1B/OF, Homestead Grays/Pittsburgh Crawfords
·     165 home runs in 598 career games in Negro Leagues
·     730 RBI in 598 career games
·     20 HR, 73 RBI in 39 games in 1937
·     Career .374 average, .458 on-base, 1.178 OPS

Buck Leonard-1B-Homestead Grays
·     728 hits in 589 career games, won 2 batting titles
·     545 career RBI
·     11 HR and 48 RBI in 30 games in 1939
·     .345 career average
·     13-time All-Star

Willie Stargell batting
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Willie Stargell-1B/OF
·     National League MVP, NLCS MVP and World Series MVP in 1979
·     Pirates all-time leader with 475 HR (32nd all-time)
·     1540 RBI in 21 seasons with a .889 career OPS
·     7 career post-season homers with .359 on-base percentage
·     7-time All-Star

Fred Clarke-OF
·     220 career triples 7th in MLB history
·     Hit for the cycle twice
·     2,678 career hits in 2,246 career games
·     .312 career batting average

Pie Traynor-3B/manager

·      2,416 career hits in 1,941 games

·      .320 career average with 164 career triples

·      7 career 100-RBI seasons including 119 in 130 games in 1930

·      457-406 as a Pirates manager from 1934-39 with four winning seasons

Max Carey-OF
·     led NL in stolen bases 10 times
·     Held MLB stolen base record until 1974 (738)
·     2,416 hits in 2,178 games as Pirate
·     61 steals, 99 runs in 154 games in 1913

Oscar Charleston-OF/1B-Pittsburgh Crawfords
·     3x triple crown winner
·     Career .364 batting average, 1.063 OPS
·     1,207 hits in 916 games with 853 career RBI

Ray Brown-P/OF-Homestead Grays
·     1938 Triple Crown along with 1938 Pitching Title
·     .729 career winning percentage (121-45)
·     3.06 career ERA in 1468 innings
·     74 career doubles in 424 games as hitter

Arky Vaughn-SS/3B
·     9-time All-Star
·     Won NL Batting title in 1935 hitting .385, .491 OBP
·     3 year stretch from 1934-36 had 568 hits, 309 BB, 345 runs

Jack Beckley-1B
·     13 seasons hitting .300 or better·
     4th in MLB history with 244 triples
·     .308 career batting average
·     2,938 hits in 2,392 games with 1,581 RBI

Danny Murtaugh-manager
·     Won 5 divisions and a pair of World Series (1960, 1971)
·     1115 wins to 950 losses in 15 seasons
·     2-time Manager of the Year
·     3 losing seasons in 15 years

Bill Mazeroski tipping hat at PNC Park
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Bill Mazeroski-2B
·     Hit only Game 7 walk-off home run in World Series history vs. Yankees in 1960
·     One of the best defensive players in MLB history
·     2-time World Series champion
·     2,016 career hits with 138 career HR, 853 RBI

Steve Blass hugging Manny Sanguillen
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Steve Blass-P
·     60 years in the Pirates organization as player and broadcaster
·     2 complete games in 1971 WS including win in Game 7
·     1968—18-6, 2.12 ERA, 12 complete games, 7 shutouts
·     1972—19-8, 2.49 ERA, 11 complete games
·     103 career wins, 896 career strikeouts

Dave Parker-OF
·     1978 National League MVP (.334, .394 OBP, 32-2B, 30-HR, 117-RBI, 20-SB)
·     1977 hit .338, .397 OBP, 215 hits, 44-2B, 21-HR, 88-RBI, 19-SB, 26 OF assists
·     2-times led NL in batting average
·     3-time Gold Glove winner, 143 career OF assists
·     11 years as Pirate, .305 avg, 296-2B, 62-3B, 166 HR, 758 RBI

Dave Parker hitting
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Ralph Kiner-OF/1B
·     Won 7 straight HR titles
·     1947—51 HR, 127 RBI, 118 runs, 1.055 OPS
·     1949—54 HR, 127 RBI, 117 BB, 116 runs, 1.089 OPS
·     1951—42 HR, 109 RBI, 124 runs, 137 BB, .452 OBP
·     301 HR in 8 seasons with Pirates

Roberto Clemente on base
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Roberto Clemente-OF
·     12-time All-Star
·     12-time Gold Glove award winner
·     1966 National League MVP
·     3,000 hits in 2,433 career games with 440-2B, 166-3B (27th all-time), 1,305 RBI
·     .317 career batting average
·     .318 career post-season BA with 14 RBI
·     266 career outfield assists
·     5-year wait waived to enter Baseball Hall of Fame

Roberto Clemente statue at PNC Park
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Induction for the Pirates first Hall of Fame class is Saturday, September 3 against Toronto.