320 his lowest average since 1898. Early life
Wagner was born to German immigrants Peter and Katheryn Wagner in the Chartiers neighborhood of Pittsburgh which is now a part of the borough of Carnegie Pennsylvania. "I was too bum last year" he wrote.
Wagner won eight batting titles tied for the most in NL history with Tony Gwynn. Although Cobb is frequently cited as the greatest player of the dead-ball era some contemporaries regarded Wagner as the better all-around player and most baseball historians consider Wagner to be the greatest shortstop ever.