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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 similar 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 background 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 enjoying brothers so honored.
This paintings tells the tale of the Waner brothers from their early lives in Oklahoma via their enjoying days, which incorporated an international sequence opposed to the mythical 1927 big apple Yankees. it's also the tale of 2 American eras: the Roaring Twenties and the melancholy years. either publish remarkable numbers separately: Paul gathered 3,152 hits, and his .333 lifetime general ranks one of the optimum ever within the video game. Lloyd, an entire life .316 hitter, gathered 2,459 hits, and had it now not been for illnesses, he may need cleared the 3,000 hit milestone besides. jointly, they have been baseball heroes.

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