Rogers Hornsby

Rogers Hornsby
Birthdate 4/27/1896
Death Date 1/5/1963
Debut Year 1915
Year of Induction 1942
Teams Braves, Browns, Cardinals, Cubs, Giants, Reds
Positions Manager, Second Base, Shortstop, Third Base

Rogers Hornsby has a .358 lifetime average – the highest ever for a right-handed hitter. A 7-time batting champ, Hornsby hit over .400 three times.

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In the collection:

Rogers Hornsby signed drawing

Rogers Hornsby signed drawing

Rogers Hornsby won six consecutive batting crowns from 1920-1925, hitting better than .400 three times. In the collection is a bold Hornsby autograph on a book drawing. The Rajah also won a batting crown in 1928 and retired with a .358 lifetime average. Among his career highlights is the 1924 season
Player/Manager Rogers Hornsby responds to a request for a tryout

Player/Manager Rogers Hornsby responds to a request for a tryout

Though the letter is original and vintage the signature is clearly secretarial. Dated November 10, 1934, the letter is written to a man looking for a tryout. Hornsby advises the man to tryout with the Giants if he gets the chance. Hornsby also says that the

2 responses to “Rogers Hornsby”

  1. Michael says:

    I have a Rogers Hornsby h117 coach’s bat
    1950 Beaumont Roughnecks
    125 H&M’s Louisville slugger
    Reg us patt off
    34inchs long
    H117 stamp on knob
    Used by Hornsby
    With cleat marks and stitch marks
    Rack marks
    Has hash marks on knob that I believe was his and around the knob which I believe was my fathers after he got the bat
    And there is a number written just under knob
    First number could be a 1 a 7 or maybe a 9 I’m not sure but it reads
    I can put my dad in ny in 48/49
    And he was also in Beaumont in 1950
    Not sure how he got it but he spoke of him and told me as a child about him having this bat

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