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Rogers Hornsby

MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager Rogers Hornsby

Profession: MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: 7-time NL batting champion

Born: April 27, 1896
Birthplace: Winters, Texas, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: January 5, 1963 (aged 66)
Cause of Death: A heart ailment

Historical Events

  • 1922-09-20 St. Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby ends hitting streak of 33 games
  • 1922-09-24 St Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby sets National League HR mark at 42
  • 1922-10-01 St. Louis Cardinals 2nd baseman Rogers Hornsby hits 3-for-5 in 7-1 regular season ending win v Chicago Cubs; improves batting average to .401; only MLB player to bat .400 and hit 40 HRs in same season
  • 1926-12-20 St. Louis Cardinals trade future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby to NY Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring; concerns over Hornsby's gambling
  • 1927-01-31 NL rules future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby can't hold stock in the St. Louis Cardinals and play for the NY Giants; earns $2,916 dividend on same day
  • 1936-09-14 Pittsburgh Pirates' future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 MLB hits for 7th time
  • 1942-01-04 7 x NL batting champion Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

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