#3408o – 2000 33c Legends of Baseball: Pie Traynor

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U.S. #3408o
33¢ Pie Traynor
Legends of Baseball
 
Issue Date: July 6, 2000
City: Atlanta, GA
Quantity:
 11,250,000
Printed by: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method:
Lithographed
Perforations:
Serpentine die cut 11.25
Color: Multicolored
 
Harold “Pie” Traynor (1899-1972) was a standout third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates. From Somerville, Massachusetts, Traynor began his career as a shortstop for the Pirates. After a few games at that position, Traynor moved to third base, where he excelled. He was skilled at scooping up bunts and slow hoppers in his glove, which he preferred lined with felt rather than leather. Traynor continues to hold the National League record for career putouts with 2,291.
 
In 1925, Traynor and the Pirates won the World Series championship. In his first two series at-bats, he singled and homered off pitcher Walter Johnson.
 
Traynor’s great fielding skills often overshadowed his talents at the plate. He was a consistent hitter who never struck out more than 28 times a season. His best batting average, .366, was recorded in 1930.
 
In 1934, Traynor broke his arm when another player fell on him, ending his playing days. He stayed on for a time as player-manager of the Pirates. After retiring in 1937, Traynor owned a sporting goods store with Honus Wagner, and was a coach and sportscaster. Traynor was the first third baseman selected to the Hall of Fame in 1948. He is one of only eight Pirates players to have his number retired by the team.
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U.S. #3408o
33¢ Pie Traynor
Legends of Baseball
 
Issue Date: July 6, 2000
City: Atlanta, GA
Quantity:
 11,250,000
Printed by: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method:
Lithographed
Perforations:
Serpentine die cut 11.25
Color: Multicolored
 
Harold “Pie” Traynor (1899-1972) was a standout third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates. From Somerville, Massachusetts, Traynor began his career as a shortstop for the Pirates. After a few games at that position, Traynor moved to third base, where he excelled. He was skilled at scooping up bunts and slow hoppers in his glove, which he preferred lined with felt rather than leather. Traynor continues to hold the National League record for career putouts with 2,291.
 
In 1925, Traynor and the Pirates won the World Series championship. In his first two series at-bats, he singled and homered off pitcher Walter Johnson.
 
Traynor’s great fielding skills often overshadowed his talents at the plate. He was a consistent hitter who never struck out more than 28 times a season. His best batting average, .366, was recorded in 1930.
 
In 1934, Traynor broke his arm when another player fell on him, ending his playing days. He stayed on for a time as player-manager of the Pirates. After retiring in 1937, Traynor owned a sporting goods store with Honus Wagner, and was a coach and sportscaster. Traynor was the first third baseman selected to the Hall of Fame in 1948. He is one of only eight Pirates players to have his number retired by the team.