Rogers Hornsby (1896-1963) was an American baseball player. Hornsby is often called the greatest right-handed hitter of all time. Nicknamed Rajah, he won seven National League batting titles and had a .358 lifetime batting average. Only Ty Cobb, with .367, had a higher average. Hornsby batted .424 in 1924, a single season record.
A second baseman, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1915 to 1926 and again in 1933; the New York Giants in 1927; the Boston Braves in 1928; the Chicago Cubs from 1929 to 1932; and the St. Louis Browns from 1933 to 1937. He also managed the Cardinals, Braves, Cubs, Browns, and Cincinnati Reds. Born in Winters, Tex., he was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1942.
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