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Name:    Hornsby, Rogers
Profession:  Business Person
Born/Started:     Apr. 27, 1896
Died/Ended:     Jan. 06, 1963
Description:    Rogers Hornsby was a Hall of Fame baseball player who played for and managed the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1920s and 30s. Considered one of baseball’s greatest right-handed hitters, he was the cornerstone of the Cardinals’ first winning era. Hornsby won a total of seven batting titles, including his 1924 century-best mark of .424. Also a powerful hitter, he led the league in slugging nine times and home runs twice. He managed the Cardinals to their first championship in 1926 while still a full-time player.

Hornsby lived in St. Louis even after being traded and was player-manager for the St. Louis Browns from 1933-37. A two-time league MVP and 1942 Hall of Fame inductee, Hornsby compiled a National League record .358 career average.

St. Louis Cardinals Win 1926 World Series

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