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Paul Waner
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Birth Date:April 16, 1903
Astrology Sign:Aries
Chinese Sign:Rabbit - Yin
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Died Date:August 29, 1965

Occupation:Baseball Player

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Paul Waner

Biography:Paul Waner (April 16, 1903 - August 29, 1965) was an American player in Major League Baseball who, along with his brother Lloyd, starred in the Pittsburgh Pirates' outfield in the 1920s and 1930s. Born in Harrah, Oklahoma and nicknamed "Big Poison," he led the National League in batting on three occasions and accumulated over 3,000 hits in his career from 1926 to 1945. He collected 200 or more hits on eight occasions, was voted the NL's Most Valuable Player in 1927, and compiled a lifetime batting average of .333. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1952.

He and his younger brother Lloyd, nicknamed "Little Poison," hold the career record for hits by brothers, outpacing Joe DiMaggio and his two brothers Dom and Vince, and the three Alou brothers Felipe, Matty and Jes├║s, among others. A possibly apocryphal story claims that he and his brother's nicknames reflect a Brooklyn Dodgers fan's pronunciation of "Big Person" and "Little Person"; but given that Lloyd was actually taller, this would seem somewhat incongruous. For most of the period from 1927 to 1940, Paul patrolled right field at Forbes Field while Lloyd covered the ground next to him in center field.

After playing the first fifteen years of his career with the Pirates, he ended his career playing for the Dodgers (1941, '43-44), Boston Braves (1941-42) and New York Yankees (1944-45). Famous for his ability to hit while hung over, when Waner gave up drinking in 1938 at management's request, he hit only .280 - the only time that he failed to hit .300 as a Pirate. As Casey Stengel said in complimenting his base-running skills, "He had to be a very graceful player, because he could slide without breaking the bottle on his hip."

Waner was also nearsighted, a fact that Pirate management only learned late in his career when he remarked that he had difficulty reading the ads posted on the outfield walls. Fitting him with glasses, however, only interfered with his hitting, as Waner now had to contend with a small spinning projectile rather than the fuzzy grapefruit-sized object he had been hitting before.

Waner died in Sarasota, Florida at age 62. In 1999, he ranked Number 62 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.

Chinese Horoscope for Paul Waner
Includes characteristics and Vices
Paul Waner's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 29, 1903 - February 15, 1904
Birthday: April 16, 1903

The Rabbit is a Yin,
and is the Fourth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Paul Waner's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: April 16, 1903

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

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Paul Waner's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: April 16, 2024

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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