Wingo was a durable catcher who retired in 1929 with a National League record for games caught (1,231). He topped the mark set by George Gibson, but was eventually passed by Al Lopez, who had played three games when Wingo retired. Wingo caught 90 or more games in 8 of his 17 major league seasons. He was behind the plate for Cincinnati in three games of the 1919 Black Sox World Series, and later coached for the Reds. Wingo holds the post-1900 ML career catchers records for errors (234) and most years leading the league in errors (7), and ranks seventh in assists (1,487). His younger brother Al was an outfielder with the Athletics and Tigers.