Rogers Hornsby

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Birthday
27, 1896
Birthplace
Winters, TX
Death Date
Jan 5, 1963 (66)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
27, 1896
Birthplace
Winters, TX
Death Date
Jan 5, 1963 (66)

About

Hall of Fame slugger who won two Triple Crown batting titles, led the St. Louis Cardinals to a World Series title in 1926 and retired with a a lifetime batting average of .358 with 2,930 career hits.

Before Fame

After the death of his father, he and his brothers had to get work in a meat packing plant.

Trivia

He finished the 1922 season with a .400 batting average and 40 home runs.

Family Life

He had his first son on November 15, 1920.

Associated With

In June, 1920, he hit two triples against pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander in a game that broke his 11-game winning streak.