Sport: Baseball's Best

Year after year the fights rage around the hot stove: who were the greatest baseball players of all? Every fan has his favorites; naming an all-star team* is one sure way to start an argument. Should Collins be put ahead of Lajoie at second? Was Gehrig better than Sisler on first? Only at one position is there no competition. The tallest tales oldtimers tell ring true when they talk about Shortstop John Peter Wagner.

A bowlegged, ham-handed lad whose arms hung down to his knees, "Hans" Wagner was a Pennsylvania coal miner at twelve, a barber a few years later, when he...

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