Charles F. Wagner
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 183 lb.
- Debut July 1, 1902
- Final Game July 3, 1918
- Born September 23, 1880 in New York, NY USA
- Died March 20, 1943 in New Rochelle, NY USA
Heinie Wagner was a shortstop who played almost his entire major league career for the Boston Red Sox. He also managed them one season. He appeared in the 1912 World Series, batting seventh in the lineup.
He was one of the youngest players in the league when he broke in with the 1902 New York Giants, and he was one of the oldest players in the league when he appeared in three games with the 1918 Boston Red Sox, who won the 1918 World Series behind the pitching of Babe Ruth and Carl Mays. he was not known as a power hitter, hitting just 10 homers in his career, but in 1907, he was the only player on the major leagues to have a two-homer game that season, doing so on August 22nd against the Detroit Tigers; they were his first two career homers, and the only two he hit that season.
Wagner's New York Times obituary says that he broke into professional ball in 1901 in the New York State League and was with the Columbus Senators in part of 1902 before coming to the majors. After he was released by the Giants, he played with the Newark Sailors and Waterbury Authors until the New York Highlanders bought him and then handed him over to the Red Sox. He was listed as an infielder on the team for the 1915, 1916, and 1918 Series, but rarely played during the regular season. (Another source says he was an "assistant manager"). He played for the Norfolk Mary Janes in the Virginia League in 1920 and finished the season as player-manager. He became a Red Sox coach in 1927.
After his professional days he was superintendent of a lumber yard and coached amateur teams.
- Won four World Series with the Boston Red Sox (1912, 1915, 1916 & 1918; he did not play in the 1915, 1916 and 1918 World Series)
|Boston Red Sox Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1916||Hartford Senators||Eastern League||19-24||--||none||replaced by James Clarkin on June 28|
|1919||Portland Blue Sox||New England League||38-27||2nd||none||league disbanded on August 2|
|1920||Norfolk Mary Janes||Virginia League||4th||none||replaced William Schwartz|
|1930||Boston Red Sox||American League||52-102||8th||Boston Red Sox|