Honus Wagner’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 24, 1874

Death Date

December 6, 1955

Age of Death

81 years

Cause of Death



Baseball Player

The baseball player Honus Wagner died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

One of the original five Hall of Fame inductees who recorded 3,415 hits while batting .327 across his career with the Louisville Colonels and Pittsburgh Pirates from 1897 to 1917. His baseball card was so rare that it became the highest priced baseball card of all-time.

He had three daughters with his wife Bessie Baine Smith.



“I never have been sick. I don’t even know what it means to be sick. I hear other players say they have a cold. I just don’t know what it would feel like to have a cold – I never had one.” (Honus Wagner)


“I won’t play for a penny less than fifteen hundred dollars.” (Honus Wagner)


“There ain’t much to being a ballplayer, if you’re a ballplayer.” (Honus Wagner)