Rogers Hornsby

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

Rogers Hornsby’s .358 lifetime average is 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

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