Rogers Hornsby

"The Rajah"

Biography

Rogers Hornsby was born on April 27, 1896 in Winters, Texas. To start out his career of being a great Major League Baseball player he played for the St. Louis Cardinals were he played for 12 seasons. During his career playing for the Cardinals he won his MVP award and won the 1926 World Series. After playing those seasons with the Cardinals he played for the New York Giants and the Boston Braves before he was traded to the Chicago Cubs. He won his second MVP award playing for the Cubs. He soon signed back to the Cardinals after he was released from the Cubs in 1932. Then he was traded again but to the St. Louis Browns until he played his last season in 1937. In 1952 he retired as a player and then became a manager or the Browns and the Cincinnati Reds. His career batting average was .358 and won two Triple Crowns. He was the only player to hit 40 home runs in 1922. He was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1942.

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