Lloyd Waner Stats

Lloyd Waner was born on Friday, March 16, 1906, in Harrah, Oklahoma. Waner was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 12, 1927, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Lloyd Waner baseball stats page.

"One could almost see Paul and Lloyd Waner leap from the top steps of the dugout and race like a pair of jackrabbits onto the field, their small horse-leather gloves swinging from their hands. Their blue eyes are cat-like, their bodies firm and flowing with energy. It is the kind of energy you feel after a night of Midwestern thunderstorms, when suddenly in the morning you hear the shrieks of kids playing stickball outside in the wheat field, and it is a new game, a new day, something to rush out and embrace like mad. Moving swiftly toward the emerald grass in the outfield, the players look almost identical. One is a little broader in the shoulders, maybe taller, and his smooth face is drawn a bit more tight and fierce. In the outfield they stoop forward, one grabs some grass and tosses it in the wind to check direction, and they both rest their hands on their knees, ready to glide after their quarry." - Clifton Blue Parker in Big and Little Poison: Paul and Lloyd Waner, Baseball Brothers (McFarland Publishers, 12/09/2002, Page 1)
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Lloyd "Little Poison" Waner Autograph on a 1961 Fleer Greats (#78)

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Birth Name:
Lloyd James Waner
Nickname:
Little Poison
Born On:
03-16-1906  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Harrah, Oklahoma
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-22-1982 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cemetery:
Rose Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Click For Grave Photo
High School:
McLoud High School (McLoud, OK)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
150
First Game:
04-12-1927 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-16-1945
Draft:
Not Applicable
Lloyd Waner

Lloyd Waner Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Lloyd Waner

Lloyd Waner Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1927 21 Pirates 150 629 133 223 17 6 2 0 27 37 0 23 11 0 6 3 .355 .396 .410
1928 22 Pirates 152 659 121 221 22 14 5 0 61 40 0 13 17 0 4 5 .335 .377 .434
1929 23 Pirates 151 662 134 234 28 20 5 0 74 37 0 20 18 0 9 3 .353 .395 .479
1930 24 Pirates 68 260 32 94 8 3 1 0 36 5 0 5 8 0 1 7 .362 .376 .427
1931 25 Pirates 154 681 90 214 25 13 4 0 57 39 1 16 5 0 1 5 .314 .352 .407
1932 26 Pirates 134 565 90 188 27 11 2 0 38 31 0 11 3 0 0 2 .333 .367 .430
1933 27 Pirates 121 500 59 138 14 5 0 0 26 22 0 8 4 0 0 4 .276 .307 .324
1934 28 Pirates 140 611 95 173 27 6 1 0 48 38 0 12 0 0 1 5 .283 .326 .352
1935 29 Pirates 122 537 83 166 22 14 0 0 46 22 0 10 3 0 0 8 .309 .336 .402
1936 30 Pirates 106 414 67 133 13 8 1 0 31 31 1 5 1 0 0 8 .321 .369 .399
1937 31 Pirates 129 537 80 177 23 4 1 0 45 34 0 12 11 0 0 7 .330 .370 .393
1938 32 Pirates 147 619 79 194 25 7 5 0 57 28 0 11 11 0 0 12 .313 .343 .401
1939 33 Pirates 112 379 49 108 15 3 0 0 24 17 2 13 11 0 3 5 .285 .321 .340
1940 34 Pirates 72 166 30 43 3 0 0 0 3 5 0 5 0 0 1 1 .259 .285 .277
1941 35 Pirates 3 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .500 .250
1941 35 Braves 19 51 7 21 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .412 .434 .431
1941 35 Reds 55 164 17 42 4 1 0 0 6 8 0 0 3 0 0 3 .256 .291 .293
1942 36 Phillies 101 287 23 75 7 3 0 0 10 16 0 6 2 0 0 3 .261 .300 .307
1944 38 Dodgers 15 14 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .412 .286
1944 38 Pirates 19 14 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .438 .357
1945 39 Pirates 23 19 5 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 .263 .300 .263
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
18 Years 1,993 7,772 1,201 2,459 281 118 27 0 598 420 4 173 108 0 26 85 .316 .353 .393
Lloyd Waner

Lloyd Waner Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1927 Pirates 2B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1927 Pirates CF 109 107 2,826 308 2.8 301 295 6 7 0 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.88
1927 Pirates LF 42 40 1,062 107 2.5 104 101 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.64
1928 Pirates CF 143 142 3,744 424 3.0 416 401 15 8 4 n/a n/a n/a .981 3.00
1928 Pirates LF 10 10 237 17 1.7 16 16 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.82
1929 Pirates CF 151 151 450 478 3.2 472 450 22 6 6 n/a n/a n/a .987 28.32
1930 Pirates CF 65 59 1,191 174 2.7 171 165 6 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.88
1931 Pirates 2B 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1931 Pirates CF 153 153 4,059 515 3.4 504 484 20 11 5 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.35
1932 Pirates CF 131 130 3,318 441 3.4 435 426 9 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 3.54
1933 Pirates CF 48 44 1,146 117 2.4 115 110 5 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.71
1933 Pirates LF 67 65 1,731 164 2.4 161 157 4 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.51
1934 Pirates CF 139 139 3,474 422 3.0 413 405 8 9 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.21
1935 Pirates CF 121 121 3,132 359 3.0 355 350 5 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 3.06
1936 Pirates CF 92 89 2,307 251 2.7 247 245 2 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.89
1937 Pirates CF 123 122 3,174 324 2.6 320 312 8 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.72
1938 Pirates CF 144 144 3,525 361 2.5 356 341 15 5 5 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.73
1939 Pirates 3B 1 1 27 6 6.0 6 2 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1939 Pirates CF 92 84 2,085 236 2.6 234 225 9 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .992 3.03
1940 Pirates CF 39 32 591 93 2.4 92 89 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 4.20
1940 Pirates LF 3 0 4 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1941 Pirates CF 1 1 27 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1941 Braves CF 11 9 234 24 2.2 24 23 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.77
1941 Braves LF 3 1 24 7 2.3 6 6 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 6.75
1941 Braves RF 1 0 5 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
1941 Reds CF 13 13 312 23 1.8 23 23 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.99
1941 Reds RF 31 23 585 49 1.6 48 45 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.22
1942 Phillies CF 75 70 1,380 182 2.4 176 170 6 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 3.44
1944 Pirates CF 6 0 6 9 1.5 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 40.50
1944 Dodgers CF 4 0 7 3 0.8 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.57
1944 Pirates LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1945 Pirates LF 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1945 Pirates RF 1 0 9 3 3.0 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
CF Totals 1,660 1,610 36,988 4,748 2.9 4,670 4,530 140 78 28 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.41
LF Totals 128 116 3,067 296 2.3 288 281 7 8 1 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.54
RF Totals 33 23 599 53 1.6 52 48 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.34
2B Totals 2 1 27 4 2.0 4 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
3B Totals 1 1 27 6 6.0 6 2 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
18 Years 1,824 1,751 40,708 5,107 2.8 5,020 4,863 157 87 31 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.33
Lloyd Waner

Lloyd Waner Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1927 Pirates 14 8 .636 0 0 n/a 314.5 27.3 23.3 - - -
1928 Pirates 8 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 131.8 50.7 10.8 - - -
1929 Pirates 6 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 132.4 33.1 8.9 - - -
1930 Pirates 3 2 .600 3 0 n/a 260.0 52.0 7.2 - - -
1931 Pirates 7 3 .700 0 0 n/a 170.3 42.6 11.9 - - -
1932 Pirates 6 4 .600 3 0 n/a 282.5 51.4 14.9 - - -
1933 Pirates 3 5 .375 7 0 n/a 0.0 62.5 19.2 - - -
1934 Pirates 6 3 .667 1 0 n/a 611.0 50.9 12.7 - - -
1935 Pirates 1 1 .500 1 0 n/a 0.0 53.7 11.7 - - -
1936 Pirates 1 1 .500 14 0 n/a 414.0 82.8 13.4 - - -
1937 Pirates 3 1 .750 6 0 n/a 537.0 44.8 11.9 - - -
1938 Pirates 5 2 .714 3 0 n/a 123.8 56.3 10.9 - - -
1939 Pirates 0 2 .000 18 1 n/a 0.0 29.2 15.8 - - -
1940 Pirates 2 1 .667 19 11 n/a 0.0 33.2 55.3 - - -
1941 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 0.0 4.0 - - -
1941 Braves 1 1 .500 3 1 n/a 0.0 0.0 12.8 - - -
1941 Reds 0 0 .000 9 2 n/a 0.0 0.0 27.3 - - -
1942 Phillies 1 2 .333 26 0 n/a 0.0 47.8 28.7 - - -
1944 Dodgers 0 0 .000 9 2 n/a 0.0 0.0 14.0 - - -
1944 Pirates 0 0 .000 11 1 n/a 0.0 0.0 7.0 - - -
1945 Pirates 0 0 .000 18 3 n/a 0.0 6.3 19.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
18 Years 67 36 .650 151 23 n/a 287.9 44.9 13.0 - - -
Lloyd Waner

Lloyd Waner Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1927 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1928 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1929 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1930 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1931 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a $12,000.00 n/a -
1932 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 $11,000.00 n/a -
1933 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 $12,500.00 - -
1934 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 Undetermined - -
1935 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 Undetermined - -
1936 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 $9,000.00 - -
1937 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 Undetermined - -
1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 $11,000.00 Stats -
1939 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 Undetermined - -
1940 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 Undetermined - -
1941 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 Undetermined - -
1941 Boston Braves 17 Undetermined - -
1941 Cincinnati Reds 27 Undetermined - -
1942 Philadelphia Phillies 34 Undetermined - -
1944 Brooklyn Dodgers 9 Undetermined - -
1944 Pittsburgh Pirates 15 Undetermined - -
1945 Pittsburgh Pirates 15 Undetermined n/a -


Did you know that baseball historian / statistician Bill James (04/01/2008, Freakonimics: The Hidden Side of Everything, 'Bill James Answers All Your Baseball Questions', Source ) answered this question, 'Who are ten players in the Hall of Fame that do not deserve to be there,' with, " Fred Lindstrom , Jesse Haines , Tommy McCarthy , Lloyd Waner, George Kelly , Ross Youngs , Roger Bresnahan , Earle Combs , Jim Bottomley , and Chick Hafey "?

Lloyd Waner had 2,459 hits in eighteen big league seasons and his brother Paul Waner , had 3,152 hits ( 3,000 Hits Club ) in twenty big league seasons. Their combined total of 5,611 hits is a record for the most hits by a set of brothers in Major League Baseball. The Alou brothers (5,094) and the DiMaggio brothers (4,853) are the next closest and in both of those instances there was three brothers ( Felipe Alou , Matty Alou , Jesus Alou / Vince DiMaggio , Joe DiMaggio , Dom DiMaggio ) added together to reach that hit total.

Lloyd Waner Hall of Fame Plaque
Lloyd Waner | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1967 ( HOF )
Little Poison was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1967. His highest vote count by the Writers voting had been in 1962, when he got 23% of the vote, less than Mel Harder , Marty Marion , or Johnny Vander Meer , but more than future hall of famers George Kell and Phil Rizzuto . As you can see by Fast Fact #1, his election is debatable, but he still finished with an impressive .316 career batting average, an All-Star Game in 1938, had four 200-hit seasons (1927, 1928, 1929, 1931), four times a singles leader in the National League (1927, 1928, 1929, 1931), three times an at-bats leader in the NL (1928, 1929, 1931), a NL runs scored leader in 1931, a NL triples leader in 1929, the NL hits leader in 1931 and his 198 singles in 1927 is still the National League record for most singles in a season by a rookie !

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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