Rogers Hornsby

Rogers "Rajah" Hornsby
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: April 27, 1896 in Winters, TX
Signed: purchased by the St. Louis Cardinals, September 1915
Died: January 5, 1963 in Chicago, IL
 

 

The Rajah was a coach for the Mets in their inaugural season of 1962. Sadly, that was the last baseball season he would ever see. He was thought by many to be the greatest right-handed hitter who ever lived; while that may or may not be true, he was certainly one of them. At the right is his postcard from the Baseball Hall of Fame, and pictured below are some reprint cards, an old Bazooka card, and his issue in the beautiful 2000 Legends of Baseball postcard set that was produced by the US Postal Service. There is also a plastic bust from 1963, and a Rogers Hornsby pocket knife pictured at the bottom of the page.

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB      G   AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SB CS  SO   BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1915 StL NL   18   57    5   14   2   0   0    4   16   0  2   6    2   0   2  - .271 .281 .246
1916 StL NL  139  495   63  155  17  15   6   65  220  17  -  63   40   4  11  - .369 .444 .313
1917 StL NL  145  523   86  171  24  17   8   66  253  17  -  34   45   4  17  - .385 .484 .327
1918 StL NL  115  416   51  117  19  11   5   60  173   8  -  43   40   3   7  - .349 .416 .281
1919 StL NL  138  512   68  163  15   9   8   71  220  17  -  41   48   7  10  - .384 .430 .318
1920 StL NL  149  589   96  218  44  20   9   94  329  12 15  50   60   3   8  - .431 .559 .370
1921 StL NL  154  592  131  235  44  18  21  126  378  13 13  48   60   7  15  - .458 .639 .397
1922 StL NL  154  623  141  250  46  14  42  152  450  17 12  50   65   1  15  - .459 .722 .401
1923 StL NL  107  424   89  163  32  10  17   83  266   3  7  29   55   3   5  - .459 .627 .384
1924 StL NL  143  536  121  227  43  14  25   94  373   5 12  32   89   2  13  - .507 .696 .424
1925 StL NL  138  504  133  203  41  10  39  143  381   5  3  39   83   2  16  - .489 .756 .403
1926 StL NL  134  527   96  167  34   5  11   93  244   3  -  39   61   0  16  - .388 .463 .317
1927 N Y NL  155  568  133  205  32   9  26  125  333   9  -  38   86   4  26  - .448 .586 .361
1928 Bos NL  140  486   99  188  42   7  21   94  307   5  -  41  107   1  25  - .498 .632 .387
1929 Chi NL  156  602  156  229  47   8  39  149  409   2  -  65   87   1  22  - .459 .679 .380
1930 Chi NL   42  104   15   32   5   1   2   18   45   0  -  12   12   1   3  - .385 .433 .308
1931 Chi NL  100  357   64  118  37   1  16   90  205   1  -  23   56   0   5  - .421 .574 .331
1932 Chi NL   19   58   10   13   2   0   1    7   18   0  -   4   10   2   0  - .357 .310 .224
1933 2teams   57   92   11   30   7   0   3   23   46   1  0   7   14   2   0  - .426 .500 .326
1934 StL AL   24   23    2    7   2   0   1   11   12   0  0   4    7   1   0  - .484 .522 .304
1935 StL AL   10   24    1    5   3   0   0    3    8   0  0   6    3   0   0  - .296 .333 .208
1936 StL AL    2    5    1    2   0   0   0    2    2   0  0   0    1   0   0  - .500 .400 .400
1937 StL AL   20   56    7   18   3   0   1   11   24   0  0   5    7   0   0  - .397 .429 .321
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CAREER TOTS 2259 8173 1579 2930 541 169 301 1584 4712 135 64 679 1038  48 216  - .434 .577 .358

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB      G   AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SB CS  SO   BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
===============================================================================================
1933 StL NL   43   83    9   27   6   0   2   21   39   1  -   6   12   2   0  - .423 .470 .325
1933 StL AL   11    9    2    3   1   0   1    2    7   0  0   1    2   0   0  - .455 .778 .333

 

MANAGERIAL RECORD

YEAR CLUB      G   W   L   PCT FINISH                     
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1925 StL NL  115  64  51  .557   4th                      
1926 StL NL  156  89  65  .578   1st   *World Champions*  
1927 N Y NL   33  22  10  .688   3rd                      
1928 Bos NL  122  39  83  .320   7th                      
1930 Chi NL    4   4   0 1.000   2nd                      
1931 Chi NL  156  84  70  .545   3rd                      
1932 Chi NL   99  53  46  .535   1st     *NL Champions*   
1933 StL AL   54  19  33  .365   8th                      
1934 StL AL  154  67  85  .441   8th                      
1935 StL AL  155  65  87  .428   7th                      
1936 StL AL  155  57  95  .375   7th                      
1937 StL AL   78  25  52  .325   8th                      
1952 2teams  102  49  53  .480   ---                      
1953 Cin NL  147  64  82  .438   6th                      
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CAREER TOTS 1530 701 812  .463                            

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB      G   W   L   PCT FINISH                     
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1952 StL AL   51  22  29  .431   7th                      
1952 Cin NL   51  27  24  .529   6th                      

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This is a list of the Rogers Hornsby cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1933 Goudey reprint

1933 Goudey reprint

1933 Tattoo Orbit reprint

1934-36 Diamond Stars reprint

1921 Oxford Confectionery reprint

1922 American Caramel reprint

1933 Goudey #119 reprint (two varieties)
1933 Goudey #188
reprint (Dover)
1933 Goudey #188 reprint (Renata Galasso)
1933 Tattoo Orbit
reprint (Dover)

1961 Golden Press Hall of Fame #7
1961 Topps #404 ("Tops NL with .424 Avg.")

1963 Bazooka All-Time Greats

2000 USPS Postcards

1963 Bazooka All-Time Greats #32

1971 Fleer Laughlin World Series  #24 (1926)

1972 Kellogg's All-Time Greats #2

1976 Shakey's Pizza Baseball's All Time Greats #27
1976 Topps #342
(All-Time All-Stars)

1978 Dover Postcards

1979 Topps #414 (All-Time Batting Leaders)

1980 Cramer Baseball Legends Series 1 #20
1980 Laughlin Famous Feats #39
1980 Perez-Steele Hall of Fame Postcards #27
(04798/10,0000)
1980 TCMA All Time Chicago Cubs #011
1980 TCMA Renata Galasso #92

1980-87 SSPC Baseball Immortals #27

1981 Diamond Stars 1937 Extension #119

1982 Renata Galasso 20 Years of New York Met Baseball #29
1982 TCMA Baseball's Greatest Hitters #15
1982 TCMA Baseball's Greatest Sluggers #21

1983 TCMA All-Time Cardinals #2

1984 Donruss Champions #20 (Grand Champion)

1985 Topps Collectors' Series (Woolworth) All-Time Record Holders #18

1987 Hygrade Baseball's All-Time Greats
1987 Nestlé Dream Team #2 (Golden Era)

1989 Baseball Wit #97
1989 Pacific Baseball Legends #148
1989 Swell
(CMC) Baseball Greats #20 (Hall of Fame)

1990 Swell (CMC) Baseball Greats #51

1991 Baseball Legends card game (seven of clubs, seven of diamonds, seven of hearts, seven of spades)
1991 Conlon Collection #1, #251
1991 Topps Archives #289
(reprint of 1953 Topps)

1992 Conlon Collection #527, #622
1992 Megacards Babe Ruth Collection #36, #57
1992 St. Vincent Baseball Hall of Fame Heroes
stamp card #6

1972 Kellogg's All-Time Greats

1989 Pacific Baseball Legends

1993 Conlon Collection Color

2003 Fleer Fall Classic

1993 Action Packed #95
1993 Conlon Collection #766
1993 Conlon Collection Color #20
1993 Ted Williams #91, #124
1993 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes Triple Folders #162

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1963 Sports Hall of Fame bust

1994 Conlon Collection #1253
1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes #108
(Season Highlights)
1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes #140
1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes #162
(Diamond Legends)
1994 Upper Deck Baseball: An American Epic #35

1996 Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque Postcards

1999 Upper Deck Century Legends #9

2000 US Playing Card Company All-Century Team (nine of hearts)
2000 USPS Legends of Baseball Postcards

2001 Topps Before There Was Topps #BT6
2001 Upper Deck Hall of Famers #11
2001 Upper Deck Hall of Famers #57
(Origins of the Game)
2001 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts #17

2002 Fleer Fall Classic #38
2002 Fleer Greats #23
2002 Topps Tribute #2
2002 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts #67

2003 Donruss Team Heroes #484
2003 Fleer Fall Classic #33a
(Cardinals)

2004 Topps Tribute Hall of Fame #46
2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic #71

2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic #78
2005
Upper Deck Trilogy Generations Past Materials Silver #PA-RH (game-worn coach's jersey; 37/75)

2006 Upper Deck All-Time Legends #ATL-40

2008 Topps Triple Threads #70 (0229/1350)

2009 Topps Legends of the Game #LG9
2009 Topps Legends of the Game Career Best #LGCB-RH

2009 Topps 206 Bronze #83
2009 Topps 206 Mini #83a (Piedmont back; with bat)

2010 Topps
History of the World Series

2010 Topps Vintage Legends

2011 Topps Marquee

2012 Panini Cooperstown
Blue Crystal

2010 Topps Blue Backs #22
2010 Topps History of the World Series #HWS4
2010 Topps Update Turkey Red #TR136
2010 Topps Vintage Legends Collection #VLC19
2010 Topps Walmart 1951 Blue Backs #22

Rogers Hornsby pocket knife

2011 Topps CMG Reprints #CMGR-23
2011 Topps Diamond Duos #DD-HHO
2011 Topps Marquee #10

2012 Panini Cooperstown Blue Crystal #22 (155/499)

2013 Panini Cooperstown Green Crystal Shard #6

2014 Donruss Hall of Fame Elite Dominators #31

2015 Panini Diamond Kings #118

2016 Panini Diamond Kings #19

2019 Panini Diamond Kings #14
2019 Topps Archives #235
2019 Topps Stadium Club #273

Other Rogers Hornsby memorabilia in my collection: 

1963 Sports Hall of Fame bust
Rogers Hornsby pocket knife
1996 Starting Lineup Cooperstown Collection
figure
2000 USPS Legends of Baseball
first-day issue cachet
2000 USPS Legends of Baseball
stamp (complete panel)
Gypsy Oak R423 #33 (art card based on 1950 R423 set)

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