Honus Wagner batting left-handed

honus wagner batting left-handed

Larry Larse at a Simnasium.com forum posted this Photo of Hall-of-Famer, Honus Wagner, a right handed hitter, batting left handed. Hall of Fame catcher Roger Bresnahan is also shown in this photo, making it even more disirable. This photo was shown to SABR (The Society for American Baseball Research), where both Wagner and Bresnahan were identified in the photo. Apparently, Wagner did, on very rare occasions, bat left handed out of frustration, when he was having a particularly bad day at the plate. This is the only known photo of the “Flying Dutchman” hitting from the left side. This at bat was captured at the Polo Grounds during a Giants-Pirates game on Sept. 18, 1908.

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Comments

  1. Say Hey says

    According to Retrosheet, Christy Mathewson of the Giants was pitching Game 1 of a doubleheader that day. Maybe Honus thought it would help him get a drag-bunt hit off Matty.