Joe Wagner

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Joseph Bernard Wagner

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Joe Wagner appeared in 75 games with the 1915 Cincinnati Reds. Third base was split among four players that year - Bill Rodgers was in 57 games at third, Joe in 47, Ivy Olson in 39 and Heinie Groh in 30. Groh won the position and went on to hold it for years. Olson was put on waivers in the middle of the 1915 season and went on to play with the Brooklyn Robins for many years. Rodgers would play three more games with the 1916 Reds and then his major league career was over. Joe would be with the Montreal Royals in 1916, a team he led in home runs.

Joe, along with his time in the majors, played nine seasons in the minors. Although he was born, and died, in the state of New York, he played a lot on the West Coast, with the Portland Beavers, the San Francisco Seals, and the Spokane Indians. In the East he played parts of three seasons with the York White Roses, among other teams.

A SABR article also mentions him as playing in 1919 for a semi-pro team called Tesreau's Bears. [1]

The minor league database (as of 03-28-20) has a gap for Joe in 1917, but the SABR biography of Bunny Brief refers to Joe as being with the minor league Kansas City Blues and then assigned to the minor league Louisville Colonels. [2]

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