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Happy Birthday Rogers Hornsby!!!

Happy Birthday Rogers Hornsby!!!

Today we celebrate the birthday of former major leaguer, Mr. Rogers Hornsby.

Hornsby’s major league career began in 1915 at the tender age of nineteen. A staple in the St. Louis Cardinals’ line-up for more than a decade, Hornsby had offense down to a science as he quickly became the best hitter in the sport. He From 1920 to 1925, his average never dipped below .370 while peaking at .424 – while racking up six batting titles in the process.

After his tenure in St.Louis, Hornsby moved on to New York, Boston, Chicago, and eventually back to St. Louis. And during that journey, the hits kept coming…

By the end of his 23 seasons, Hornsby had amassed 2,930 career hits. His lifetime batting average of .358 ranks as the second highest in major league history behind Ty Cobb. In total, he collected seven batting titles and two MVP awards as well.

Happy Birthday Mr. Hornsby. Your impact on the game is not forgotten!!!

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Did You Know…

The first player in the major leagues to post a season of .300/30/100 was Rogers Hornsby.  In 1922, Hornsby hit .401 with 42 home runs and 152 RBI.

UNREAL!!!!

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Happy Birthday Rogers Hornsby!!!

Happy Birthday Rogers Hornsby!!!

Today we celebrate the birthday of former major leaguer, Mr. Rogers Hornsby.

Hornsby’s major league career began in 1915 at the tender age of nineteen. A staple in the St. Louis Cardinals’ line-up for more than a decade, Hornsby had offense down to a science as he quickly became the best hitter in the sport. He From 1920 to 1925, his average never dipped below .370 while peaking at .424 – while racking up six batting titles in the process.

After his tenure in St.Louis, Hornsby moved on to New York, Boston, Chicago, and eventually back to St. Louis. And during that journey, the hits kept coming…

By the end of his 23 seasons, Hornsby had amassed 2,930 career hits. His lifetime batting average of .358 ranks as the second highest in major league history behind Ty Cobb. In total, he collected seven batting titles and two MVP awards as well.

Happy Birthday Mr. Hornsby. Your impact on the game is not forgotten!!!

Happy Birthday Rogers Hornsby!!!

Happy Birthday Rogers Hornsby!!!

Today we celebrate the birthday of former major leaguer, Mr. Rogers Hornsby.

Hornsby’s major league career began in 1915 at the tender age of nineteen.  A staple in the St. Louis Cardinals’ line-up for more than a decade, Hornsby had offense down to a science as he quickly became the best hitter in the sport.  He From 1920 to 1925, his average never dipped below .370 while peaking at .424 – while racking up six batting titles in the process.

After his tenure in St.Louis, Hornsby moved on to New York, Boston, Chicago, and eventually back to St. Louis.  And during that journey, the hits kept coming…

By the end of his 23 seasons, Hornsby had amassed 2,930 career hits.  His lifetime batting average of .358 ranks as the second highest in major league history behind Ty Cobb.  In total, he collected seven batting titles and two MVP awards as well.

Happy Birthday Mr. Hornsby.  Your impact on the game is not forgotten!!!

Happy Birthday Rogers Hornsby!!!

Happy Birthday Rogers Hornsby!!!

Today we celebrate the birthday of former major leaguer, Mr. Rogers Hornsby.

Hornsby’s major league career began in 1915 at the tender age of nineteen.  A staple in the St. Louis Cardinals’ line-up for more than a decade, Hornsby had offense down to a science as he quickly became the best hitter in the sport.  He From 1920 to 1925, his average never dipped below .370 while peaking at .424 – while racking up six batting titles in the process.

After his tenure in St.Louis, Hornsby moved on to New York, Boston, Chicago, and eventually back to St. Louis.  And during that journey, the hits kept coming…

By the end of his 23 seasons, Hornsby had amassed 2,930 career hits.  His lifetime batting average of .358 ranks as the second highest in major league history behind Ty Cobb.  In total, he collected seven batting titles and two MVP awards as well.

Happy Birthday Mr. Hornsby.  Your impact on the game is not forgotten!!!

1985 Topps Record Breakers – Card #5 – Joe Morgan

1985 Topps Record Breakers – Card #5 – Joe Morgan

Headline – “Morgan’s 265th Homer At Second Base Surpasses Hornsby Standard”

The Story – Oakland, California, June 24, 1984:  A’s Joe Morgan today belted his 265th career homer as a second baseman.  The blow establishes a new major league record surpassing the former mark of 264 homers set by Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby with Cardinals, Giants, Braves, Cubs, and Browns, 1915 thru 1937.

My Added notes – Morgan retired with 268 career round-trippers.  The current record for home runs in a career by a second baseman is 351 by Jeff Kent, 1992-2008.

Did You Know…

Rogers Hornsby averaged .402 (over nearly 2,700 at-bats) from 1921-1925.  He is the only National Leaguer since 1900 to hit above .400 more than once.  He did it three times.

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**Factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’

My take – WoW!!!  ‘Nuff said…