Date and Place of Birth: December 3, 1912 Reading, Pennsylvania
Died: August 31, 2006 Reading, Pennsylvania
Military Unit: US Navy
Area Served: Pacific Theater of Operations
Charles T “Charlie” Wagner was born on December 3, 1912 in
Wagner made his major
league debut with the Boston Red Sox on April 19, 1938, splitting
the season between
Wagner became a
regular of the
He later served in the
"My best years were spent in the service," he later said. "To lose those three years when you felt yourself coming on was hard."
Following his retirement, Wagner became a scout for the Red Sox. He coached the team in 1970, and later worked as a special assignment instructor in the Red Sox minor league system. He was a regular feature at the ballpark of his hometown Reading Phillies, where the press box was named in his honor in 2000, and he was inducted in the Reading Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.
Charlie Wagner passed away on August 31, 2006, after suffering a heart attack in his car following a Reading Phillies game. He was 93 years old.
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