Hornsby, Rogers

born April 27, 1896, Winters, Texas, U.S.
died Jan. 5, 1963, Chicago, Ill.

U.S. baseball player.

Playing second base for the St. Louis Cardinals (1915–26), Hornsby led the National League in batting for six consecutive seasons, 1920–25. In 1928, with the Boston Braves, he again led the league. For five years, 1921–25, he averaged .401, hitting over .400 in three of those seasons. His 1924 average of .424 is the highest attained in the major leagues in the 20th century. In 1926, as the Cardinals' playing manager, he led the team to a World Series victory over the New York Yankees. He later managed the Boston (1928), Chicago (1930–32), and Cincinnati (1952–53) teams in the National League and the St. Louis Browns (1933–37, 1952) in the American League. His career batting average of .358 is second only to Ty Cobb's .367.

Hornsby, 1926

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▪ American baseball player

born April 27, 1896, Winters, Texas, U.S.
died Jan. 5, 1963, Chicago, Ill.
 American professional baseball player, generally considered the game's greatest right-handed hitter. His major league career batting average of .358 is second only to Ty Cobb's .367.

      Playing second base for the St. Louis Cardinals (1915–26), Hornsby led the National League in batting for six consecutive seasons, 1920–25. In 1928, when he was with the Boston Braves, he again led the league. For five years, 1921–25, he averaged .401, hitting over .400 in three of those seasons. His 1924 average of .424 is the highest attained in the major leagues in the 20th century. In 1926, as the Cardinals' playing manager, he led the team to a World Series victory over the New York Yankees. He later managed the Boston (1928), Chicago (1930–32), and Cincinnati (1952–53) teams in the National League and the St. Louis Browns (1933–37, 1952) in the American League. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1942.

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