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It is a privilege to have been compared with him.

After Pop Lloyd of the 1909 Negro League Philadelphia Giants earned the nickname of The Black Honus Wagner

John Peter "Honus" Wagner
Pittsburgh Pirates
SS
a.k.a. "The Flying Dutchman"

When he die it was so big in Puerto Rico people stop everything. Nobody have any more parties for New Year's. Everybody go to the beach to try to find him. Try to find the body or at least something. I was really hurt for his wife. She went down to the beach every day, too, to pray or see what she could do. I think she is still going down there. Clemente is still on the ballclub. His spirit belong here. You know how great he was in the outfield. And he gives his life for somebody he don't know.

On teammate Roberto Clemente's tragic death in a plane crash on 12/31/1972 while on a mission of mercy to earthquake victims in Nicaragua

Manuel de Jesus (Magan) "Manny" Sanguillen
Pittsburgh Pirates
Catcher

While Honus was the best third baseman in the league, he was also the best first baseman, the best second baseman, the best shortstop, and the best outfielder. That was in fielding. And since he led the league in batting eight times between 1900 and 1911, you know that he was the best hitter, too. As well as the best base runner.

On his teammate Honus Wagner

Thomas William "Tommy" Leach
Pittsburgh Pirates
3B - CF

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