Wagner for Sheriff: Honus Runs into the Coolidge Tax Cut

By Mark Souder

This article was published in the 2018 The National Pastime.

Honus Wagner, the greatest shortstop of all time, was a longtime hero in Pittsburgh. So how did the beloved Pirate get routed in the 1925 race for sheriff of Allegheny County? He ran into presidential politics in Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh Pirate Honus Wagner is the greatest shortstop of all time. Baseball guru Bill James ranks Wagner as the second greatest baseball player in history, behind only Babe Ruth. He was a longtime hero in Pittsburgh. So how did the beloved Pirate get . . .

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