Honus Wagner

a biography by Dennis DeValeria

Publisher: H. Holt in New York

Written in English
Cover of: Honus Wagner | Dennis DeValeria
Published: Pages: 334 Downloads: 353
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  • United States

Subjects:

  • Wagner, Honus, 1874-1955,
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (Baseball team),
  • Baseball players -- United States -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-316) and index.

StatementDennis DeValeria and Jeanne Burke DeValeria.
ContributionsDeValeria, Jeanne Burke.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV865.W33 D38 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 334 p. :
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL801344M
ISBN 100805037500
LC Control Number95037706

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