By Clifton Blue Parker
The Waner brothers, Paul and Lloyd--also referred to as "Big Poison" and "Little Poison"--played jointly for fourteen seasons within the comparable Pittsburgh outfield within the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties. greater than part a century after retiring, they nonetheless rank because the best-hitting brothers in significant league historical past with a mixed 5,611 hits--517 greater than the 3 Alou brothers, 758 greater than the 3 DiMaggio brothers, and 1,400 greater than the 5 Delahanty brothers. And either Waners are within the corridor of status, the single taking part in brothers so commemorated. This paintings tells the tale of the Waner brothers from their early lives in Oklahoma via their taking part in days, which integrated an international sequence opposed to the mythical 1927 ny Yankees. it's also the tale of 2 American eras: the Roaring Twenties and the melancholy years. either submit notable numbers separately: Paul accrued 3,152 hits, and his .333 lifetime common ranks one of the maximum ever within the online game. Lloyd, a life-time .316 hitter, amassed 2,459 hits, and had it no longer been for illnesses, he may need cleared the 3,000 hit milestone to boot. jointly, they have been baseball heroes.
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Big and Little Poison: Paul and Lloyd Waner, Baseball Brothers by Clifton Blue Parker