Leon Wagner

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Leon Lamar Wagner (May 13, 1934 – January 3, 2004) was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958–59, 1969), St. Louis Cardinals (1960), Los Angeles Angels (1961–63), Cleveland Indians (1964–68) and Chicago White Sox (1968). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he graduated from Tuskegee University. He was affectionately known as "Daddy Wags" during his playing days. This was due to his distinctive left-handed batting style and his notable and unique body gesticulations, primarily below the waist, before going into his devastating stride. His outfield play did not match his stellar hitting. He was at least briefly in the clothing business, advertising his venture as "Get your glad rags from "Daddy Wags"). He was also known as "Cheeky" for his high cheekbones (being of half Native American and half African-American descent).

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1976
Fat Sam Popper, All-Star

1974
Billy Tidrow

1963
1963 MLB All-Star Game (1963) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Left Fielder

Self

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Major League batting statistics for Leon Wagner.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1958 SFG 74 221 31 70 9 0 13 35 1 18 34 0.317 0.371 0.534
1959 SFG 87 129 20 29 4 3 5 22 0 25 24 0.225 0.361 0.419
1960 STL 39 98 12 21 2 0 4 11 0 17 17 0.214 0.333 0.357
1961 LAA 133 453 74 127 19 2 28 79 5 48 65 0.280 0.348 0.517
1962 LAA 160 612 96 164 21 5 37 107 7 50 87 0.268 0.326 0.500
1963 LAA 149 550 73 160 11 1 26 90 5 49 73 0.291 0.352 0.456
1964 CLE 163 641 94 162 19 2 31 100 14 56 121 0.253 0.316 0.434
1965 CLE 144 517 91 152 18 1 28 79 12 60 52 0.294 0.369 0.495
1966 CLE 150 549 70 153 20 0 23 66 5 46 69 0.279 0.334 0.441
1967 CLE 135 433 56 105 15 1 15 54 3 37 76 0.242 0.317 0.386
1968 CHW 69 162 14 46 8 0 1 18 2 21 31 0.284 0.366 0.352
1968 CLE 38 49 5 9 4 0 0 6 0 6 6 0.184 0.273 0.265
1969 SFG 11 12 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0.333 0.467 0.333
Career 1352 4426 636 1202 150 15 211 669 54 435 656 - - -

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Major League fielding statistics for Leon Wagner.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1958 SFG 74 56 433 94 4 5 0 0.951
1959 SFG 87 24 190 50 0 3 0 0.943
1960 STL 39 26 236 50 4 2 0 0.964
1961 LAA 133 113 980 176 12 6 2 0.969
1962 LAA 160 154 1,370 266 9 8 1 0.972
1963 LAA 149 140 1,236 252 8 11 1 0.959
1964 CLE 163 160 1,443 250 5 11 0 0.959
1965 CLE 144 132 1,145 179 2 8 0 0.958
1966 CLE 150 138 1,130 182 4 2 0 0.989
1967 CLE 135 115 894 137 4 3 2 0.979
1968 CHW 69 41 321 45 0 3 0 0.938
1968 CLE 38 10 58 3 0 3 0 0.500
1969 SFG 11 1 9 3 0 0 0 1.000
Career 1352 1110 - 1687 52 65 6 -

First NameLeon
Middle NameLamar
Last NameWagner
Full Name at BirthLeon Lamar Wagner
Other NamesDaddy Wags
Age69 (age at death)
Date of BirthMay 13, 1934
BirthplaceChattanooga, TN
Date of DeathJanuary 3, 2004
Location of DeathLos Angeles, CA
Height6' 1" (185 cm)
Weight195 lbs (88.5 kg)
Star SignTaurus
NationalityAmerican
UniversityTuskegee University
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionLeftfielder
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut22 June 1958
Last MLB Game2 October 1969

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