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Full Name: Rogers Hornsby Primary Position: 2B,SS
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/175 First Game: September 10, 1915
Birthdate: April 27, 1896 Final Game: July 20, 1937
Birthplace: Winters, Texas MLB Experience: 23 years
Died: January 5, 1963
Deathplace: Chicago, Illinois
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Rogers Hornsby (Rogers Hornsby) was born on April 27, 1896 in Winters, Texas. He made his Major League debut on September 10, 1915 for the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1916, his rookie year, he hit .313 with 6 home runs and 65 RBI. Hornsby played for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Browns over the course of his 23 year career.

Most people believe that Rogers Hornsby's best season was 1922, when he slugged 42 home runs, hit for a .401 average and knocked in 152 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1915 STL N 18 57 5 14 0 4 .246 .271 .281 2 0 2 6 0 2 0 0 0
1916 STL N 139 495 63 155 6 65 .313 .369 .444 17 15 40 63 4 11 17 0 0
1917 STL N 145 523 86 171 8 66 .327 .385 .484 24 17 45 34 4 17 17 0 0
1918 STL N 115 416 51 117 5 60 .281 .349 .416 19 11 40 43 3 7 8 0 0
1919 STL N 138 512 68 163 8 71 .318 .384 .430 15 9 48 41 7 10 17 0 0
1920 STL N 149 589 96 218 9 94 .370 .431 .559 44 20 60 50 3 8 12 0 0
1921 STL N 154 592 131 235 21 126 .397 .458 .639 44 18 60 48 7 15 13 0 0
1922 STL N 154 623 141 250 42 152 .401 .459 .722 46 14 65 50 1 15 17 7 1
1923 STL N 107 424 89 163 17 83 .384 .459 .627 32 10 55 29 3 5 3 0 0
1924 STL N 143 536 121 227 25 94 .424 .507 .696 43 14 89 32 2 13 5 0 0
1925 STL N 138 504 133 203 39 143 .403 .489 .756 41 10 83 39 2 16 5 0 0
1926 STL N 134 527 96 167 11 93 .317 .388 .463 34 5 61 39 0 16 3 0 0
1927 NY N 155 568 133 205 26 125 .361 .448 .586 32 9 86 38 4 26 9 0 0
1928 BOS N 140 486 99 188 21 94 .387 .498 .632 42 7 107 41 1 25 5 0 0
1929 CHI N 156 602 156 229 39 149 .380 .459 .679 47 8 87 65 1 22 2 0 0
1930 CHI N 42 104 15 32 2 18 .308 .385 .433 5 1 12 12 1 3 0 0 0
1931 CHI N 100 357 64 118 16 90 .331 .421 .574 37 1 56 23 0 5 1 0 0
1932 CHI N 19 58 10 13 1 7 .224 .357 .310 2 0 10 4 2 0 0 0 0
1933 STL N 46 83 9 27 2 21 .325 .423 .470 6 0 12 6 2 0 1 0 3
1933 STL A 11 9 2 3 1 2 .333 .455 .778 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
1933 Total 57 92 11 30 3 23 .326 .426 .500 7 0 14 7 2 0 1 0 3
1934 STL A 24 23 2 7 1 11 .304 .484 .522 2 0 7 4 1 0 0 0 0
1935 STL A 10 24 1 5 0 3 .208 .296 .333 3 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0
1936 STL A 2 5 1 2 0 2 .400 .500 .400 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937 STL A 20 56 7 18 1 11 .321 .397 .429 3 0 7 5 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 2192 8056 1566 2895 298 1555 .359 .434 .578 532 169 1018 663 47 216 135 7 4
Total AL 67 117 13 35 3 29 .299 .406 .453 9 0 20 16 1 0 0 0 0
Total 2259 8173 1579 2930 301 1584 .358 .434 .577 541 169 1038 679 48 216 135 7 4

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1915 STL N SS 18 0 0 48 46 8 12 0 0 0 0 0 .922
1916 STL N 1B 15 0 0 150 5 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1916 STL N 3B 83 0 0 82 174 20 7 0 0 0 0 0 .928
1916 STL N 2B 1 0 0 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .875
1916 STL N SS 45 0 0 90 132 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 .910
1917 STL N SS 144 0 0 268 527 52 82 0 0 0 0 0 .939
1918 STL N SS 109 0 0 208 434 46 55 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1918 STL N OF 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1919 STL N SS 37 0 0 66 115 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1919 STL N 2B 25 0 0 46 101 5 13 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1919 STL N 3B 72 0 0 73 151 16 11 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1919 STL N 1B 5 0 0 48 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1920 STL N 2B 149 0 0 343 524 34 76 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1921 STL N LF 6 6 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1921 STL N 3B 3 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .800
1921 STL N OF 6 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1921 STL N 1B 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1921 STL N 2B 142 142 0 305 477 25 59 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1921 STL N SS 3 3 0 11 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1922 STL N 2B 154 154 678.2 398 473 30 81 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1923 STL N 2B 88 0 0 192 283 19 48 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1923 STL N 1B 18 0 0 131 16 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1924 STL N 2B 143 0 0 301 517 30 102 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1925 STL N 2B 136 0 0 287 416 34 95 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1926 STL N 2B 134 0 0 245 433 27 73 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1927 NY N 2B 155 0 0 299 582 25 98 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1928 BOS N 2B 140 0 0 295 450 21 85 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1929 CHI N 2B 156 0 0 286 547 23 106 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1930 CHI N 2B 25 0 0 44 76 11 16 0 0 0 0 0 .916
1931 CHI N 2B 69 0 0 107 205 16 24 0 0 0 0 0 .951
1931 CHI N 3B 26 0 0 21 50 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 .922
1932 CHI N 3B 6 0 0 1 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .733
1932 CHI N OF 10 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1933 STL N 2B 17 0 0 24 35 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1934 STL A 3B 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1934 STL A OF 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1935 STL A 3B 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1935 STL A 1B 3 0 0 36 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1935 STL A 2B 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1936 STL A 1B 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1937 STL A 2B 17 0 0 30 41 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 .947
Total SS 356 3 0 691 1262 142 186 0 0 0 0 0 .932
Total 1B 43 1 0 383 22 4 23 0 0 0 0 0 .990
Total LF 6 6 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 1553 296 678.2 3206 5166 307 893 0 0 0 0 0 .965
Total OF 20 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 3B 192 2 0 181 392 47 25 0 0 0 0 0 .924

Career Highlights

  • MVP Awards: 1925, 1929
  • World Series Champion: 1926
  • Triple Crown: 1922, 1925
  • led the league in AVG 7 times. His .359 mark is 2nd best all-time
  • led the league in OBP 9 times. His .434 mark is 8th best all-time
  • led the league in SLG 9 times. His .577 mark is 14th best all-time
  • led the league in runs 5 times. His 1579 is 45th best all-time
  • led the league in hits 4 times. His 2930 is 31st beset all-time
  • led the league in total bases 7 times. His 4712 is 26th best all-time
  • led the league in doubles 4 times. His 541 is 23rd best all-time
  • led the league in triples 2 times. His 169 is 25th best all-time
  • led the league in home runs 2 times.
  • led the league in RBI 4 times. His 1584 is 29th best all-time
  • led the league in walks 3 times. His 1038 is 86th best all-time
  • Hit .424 in 1924, one of the best marks in history

Transactions

  • Sold by Denison (Western Association) to St. Louis Cardinals (September, 1915).
  • Traded by St. Louis Cardinals to New York Giants in exchange for Frankie Frisch and Jimmy Ring (December 20, 1926).
  • Traded by New York Giants to Boston Braves in exchange for Shanty Hogan and Jimmy Welsh (January 10, 1928).
  • Traded by Boston Braves to Chicago Cubs in exchange for Socks Seibold, Percy Jones, Lou Legett, Freddie Maguire, Bruce Cunningham and $200000 (November 7, 1928).
  • Released by Chicago Cubs (August 3, 1932).
  • Signed by St. Louis Cardinals (October 25, 1932).
  • Released by St. Louis Cardinals (July 26, 1933).
  • Signed by St. Louis Browns (July 26, 1933).

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