Hornsby, Rogers

Rogers Hornsby
Born: April 27, 1896, Winters, Texas
Died: January 5, 1963, Chicago, Illinois
Played For: 
St. Louis Cardinals (1915-1926, 1933), New York Giants (1927), Boston Braves (1928), Chicago Cubs (1929-1932), St. Louis Browns (1933-1937)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1942

Perhaps the game's most proficient right-handed hitter, Rogers Hornsby captured seven batting titles -- including six in a row -- topping .400 three times. A complete player with a fierce passion for the game, Hornsby's .424 mark in 1924 is a National League record for the 20th century and his career average of .359 is the highest ever in the National League. The Rajah, a two-time MVP and two-time Triple Crown winner, was the player-manager of the Cardinals' first World Championship team in 1926 and was the first National League player to hit 300 home runs.

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Did You Know: 
that on Sept. 13, 1931, Rogers Hornsby became the first big leaguer to connect for an extra-inning, pinch-hit grand slam, as the Cubs defeated the Braves in 11 innings, 11-7?
He's the only guy I know who could hit .350 in the dark.
Frankie Frisch