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Rogers Hornsby death...



Item # 553108

January 6, 1963

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Detroit, Michigan, January 6, 1963

* Rogers Hornsby death
* 'The Rajah'
* St. Louis Cardinals great


This 40+ page newspaper has a six column headline on the front page of the sport's section near the back of this issue: "Batting Great Hornsby Dies" with subheads and related articles.

Other news of the day throughout. Some small binding holes along the spine, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Rogers Hornsby (April 27, 1896 in Winters, Texas - January 5, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois), nicknamed "The Rajah", was a Major League Baseball second baseman and manager. Hornsby's first name, Rogers, was his mother's maiden name. He spent the majority of his playing career with the St. Louis Cardinals, though he also had short stints with the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Braves, and the New York Giants, and he ended his career as the player-manager of the St. Louis Browns.

Hornsby is among the greatest hitters in baseball history. He is the greatest hitter who regularly played a position other than outfield or first base, and he is arguably history's best right-handed hitter. He is the only player to win the National League Triple Crown twice. His career batting average of .358 is the highest in National League history, and also the highest in major league history for any right-handed hitter. His batting average for the 1924 season was .424, a mark that no player since has matched. The Baseball Hall of Fame elected Hornsby in 1942. He has also been given a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

Category: The 20th Century

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