1939 Anniston Rams Baseball Yearbook Featuring Pee Wee Wanninger – Yankees Lou Gehrig Streak

The 1939 Anniston Rams were in their second year in the Southeastern League (Class B) White Sox affiliate.  They had a team record of 71-70 under the helm of first year manager, Pee Wee Wanninger who was probably the most famous man in Anniston that year.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Wanninger is best known as the player who ended one consecutive-game streak and helped start another. As a rookie, he replaced Everett Scott at shortstop for the Yankees on May 5, 1925 to end Scott's then major league record of 1,307 consecutive games. On June 1, 1925 Lou Gehrig started his famous 2,130 game consecutive streak when he pinch hit for Wanninger. For the season, Wanninger had a .247 average in a career-high 117 games.

Wanninger returned to the minor leagues for all of 1926. He was on the 1927 Red Sox Opening Day lineup and was obtained by Cincinnati in midseason. In a two-season career, Wanninger was a .234 hitter (130-for-556) with one home run and 31 RBI in 163 games, including 53 runs, 15 doubles, eight triples and five stolen bases.

Other Major Leaguers on the roster included: Frank Papish, Art Rebel, Mickey Rocco, and Ed Roetz.

Offered is the 1939 Anniston Baseball Annual /  Yearbook.  

Measures 4” x  6” in size and features photos and bios of many of the players inside. 24 pages total plus front and back cover.

Tight binding, no writing, tears, creasing to front and back covers.

Super RARE.  We’ve never seen another!!!



Item: 12708

Price: $195.00
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1939 Anniston Rams Baseball Yearbook Featuring Pee Wee Wanninger – Yankees Lou Gehrig Streak