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Paul Waner
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Baseball Player
    (April 16, 1903-August 29, 1965)
    Born in Harrah, Oklahoma
    Right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1926-1940), Brooklyn Dodgers (1941, 1943-1944), Boston Braves (1941-1942) and the New York Yankees (1944-1945)
    Four-time All-Star (1933-1935, 1937)
    NL MVP (1927)
    Three-time NL Batting Champion (1927, 1934, 1936)
    #11 retired by the Pittsburgh Pirates
    Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (1952)
    Of German descent
    Brother of Lloyd Waner
    His nickname was Big Poison, even though his brother Lloyd, who was nicknamed Little Poison, was taller than him.
    His Big Poison nickname is a pronounciation for Big Person by Brooklyn Dodgers fans.
    He batted into an unassisted triple play turned by Jimmy 'Scoops' Cooney (May 30, 1927).
    He used to be a drunk player until 1938.
    He had eye problems as he barely saw the ads on a wall of an outfield.
    He once said that he liked to be booed on the road.
    He was left handed in throwing and batting.
    He batted over .300 in 12 straight seasons as a Pirate (1926-1937).
    He recorded a 14 game extra base-hit streak (June 6, 1927-June 20, 1927); 79 years prior to Chipper Jones matching that feat.
    He and Lloyd hit a home run in one Pirates winning game, becoming the first set of brothers to do so (September 1938); 71 years before Adam and Andy LaRoche matched the feat.
    He and Lloyd also combined for 5,611 hits, as they set the all-time record for most combined career hits by brothers.
    He retired from his Major League playing career with a .333 batting average and 3,152 hits.
    He was placed at #62 on the list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players by The Sporting News (1999).

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