He reached the majors with the Pirates in 1927, joining his brother in the team's outfield.

Paul "Big Poison" Waner patrolled right field for the Pirates from 1926 through ’40, while younger brother Lloyd, known as "Little Poison," manned center for all but one of those seasons.

He was only 20 years old, and was even smaller than me. Paul and Lloyd Waner, American professional baseball outfielders, brothers who played much of their career together.

Paul Waner batted .300 or better 14 times in the National League and is a member of the 3,000-hit club. Relishing in the Waners' joy of playing baseball is a most delightful read!!! Paul "Big Poison" Waner patrolled right field for the Pirates from 1926 through ’40, while younger brother Lloyd, known as "Little Poison," manned center for all but one of those seasons. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations BL-2097.77 (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library) " Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.

I knew very little about the Waners, other than their stats. Lloyd James Waner (March 16, 1906 – July 22, 1982), nicknamed Little Poison, was a Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder.His small stature at 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) and 132 lb (68 kg) made him one of the smallest players of his era.

And over the course of his 18 big league seasons, Waner never stopped hitting.Waner was born in Harrah, Okla., on March 16, 1906, and started his professional career with the San Francisco Seals in 1925, where he was teammates with his brother, Paul. "They never thought he could possibly make the team 'cause Lloyd only weighed about 130 pounds then. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Relatives: Brother of Lloyd Waner.

Czech Republic Warren Spahn was born and grew up in Buffalo NY. The Waner brothers, Paul and Lloyd--also known as "Big Poison" and "Little Poison"--played together for fourteen seasons in the same Pittsburgh outfield in the 1920s and 1930s.

Paul Glee Waner (April 16, 1903 – August 29, 1965), nicknamed "Big Poison", was an American professional baseball right fielder who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams between 1926 and 1945, most notably playing his first 15 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1927 season Full Name: Lloyd James Waner Nicknames: Little Poison. More than half a century after retiring, they still rank as the best-hitting brothers in major league history with a combined 5,611 hits--517 more than the three Alou brothers, 758 more than the three DiMaggio brothers, and 1,400 more than the five Delahanty brothers. His brother Lloyd followed with election in 1967.

Big and Little Poison: Paul and Lloyd Waner, Baseball Brothers Much of the play-by-play, game results, and transaction information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith.Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of Many historical player head shots courtesy of David Davis.

Lloyd Waner was about the same size as his brother Paul, but he was three years younger and had a boyish face, so he was Little Poison and his older sibling was Big Poison. Paul and Lloyd Waner combined to for 5,611 big league hits, the most ever by a brother combination. Stating that 1 out of 10 Baseball players came out of Oklahoma? Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? The Waner brothers, Paul and Lloyd--also known as "Big Poison" and "Little Poison"--played together for fourteen seasons in the same Pittsburgh outfield in the 1920s and 1930s.

And both Waners are in the Hall of Fame, the only playing brothers so honored.