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Hornsby, Rogers

Born: 1896 AD
Died: 1963 AD
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1896 – Born on the 27th of April in Winters, Texas.

1924 – He holds the modern record for highest batting average in a season.

         – He won the Triple Crown.

1925-1929 – He won the NL’s MVP Award twice.

         – Hornsby led his league in batting average all six years, in RBIs four years, and in home runs twice.

         – His Cardinals to a World Series victory over Babe Ruth’s New York Yankees.

         – Hornsby was traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to the New York Giants after the season, the deal was held up because Hornsby, as part of his contract as the manager of the Cardinals, owned several shares of stock in the Cardinals.

         – He was traded to the Giants for the  season, then to the Boston Braves, and finally moved on to the Chicago Cubs, where he became their player manager, thus playing for four different teams in four years.

1942 – The Baseball Hall of Fame elected Hornsby. He has also been given a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

1963 – On the 5th of January, he died in 1963 of a heart attack after cataract surgery. He was buried in the Hornsby Bend cemetery east of Austin, Texas.

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