I've tried to fool him every way possible, but it just cannot be done. Share this memorial using social media sites or email. [46][47] During the year, his wife Jeanette had a son, Billy. Hornsby was also a very consistent hitter whether he was playing at home or on the road. [91], Hornsby indicated plans to return to Fort Worth, Texas.

Indeed, Breadon had lost patience with Hornsby, even though he'd led the Cardinals to their first undisputed world title.

[48] Billy played baseball for several years in the minor leagues, but never reached the majors. He played his last major league game in 1937 and managed his last team in 1953. We’ve updated the security on the site.

[56] The Braves, however, lost 103 games and finished in seventh place out of eight teams in the NL. [13], The beginning of the live-ball era led to a spike in hitting productivity throughout the majors, which helped Hornsby to hit with increased power during the 1921 season. [31], By the 1922 season, Hornsby was considered a big star, having led the league in batting average, hits, doubles, and runs batted in multiple times.

[18] His batting statistics improved from the previous season; his .327 batting average was second in the league, and he led the league in triples (17), total bases (253), and slugging percentage (.484). [81], On July 20, Hornsby appeared in what would be his final game, a 5–4 loss to the Yankees. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional, No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. [5], In 1914, Hornsby's older brother Everett, a minor league baseball player for many years,[6] arranged for Rogers to get a tryout with the Texas League's Dallas Steers. Select a place on the map to place the pin. We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. He also repeated as the leader in on-base percentage (.459) and slugging percentage (.627).

[34][35] From August 13 through September 19, he had a 33-game hitting streak. And Rogers Hornsby, the Hall of Fame slugger, who also had been a contemporary of Ruth, said in the passion of the day: ''Maris has no right to break Ruth's record.'' He was replaced by Jack Hendricks, who had managed the Indianapolis Indians to a pennant in the American Association the previous year.

The email does not appear to be a valid email address. After discovering that Rickey planned to sell his stock in the Cardinals if he was replaced as field manager, Hornsby agreed to take the job as long as Breadon would help him purchase the stock. [113] His gambling was often a factor in his dismissal from a team, and he was forced to play in the minors well into his 40s to make up for losing so much money on bets that went sour. For the rest of the 1920's he only once hit under .361, and in 1924 hit for .424, the highest batting average of the 20th Century. Major League Baseball Player.

[50], Hornsby hit .380 for Chicago in 1929 while recording 39 home runs and a league-leading .679 slugging percentage. Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager.

He usually left due to falling out with the front office. Hornsby missed several games late in the year with injuries that the Cardinals (and Hyland) did not believe to be serious; as a result he was fined $500 ($7,503 today) and suspended for the last five games of the year.

[122] Rogers Jr. died in a plane crash on December 23, 1949 near Savannah, Georgia.

[25] His batting average was low at the beginning of the season but improved by June. One month into the season, manager Jack Slattery resigned, and the Braves hired Hornsby to be his replacement. From 1925 to 1937, Hornsby was intermittently his own manager. [116] In 2001, writer Bill James ranked him as the 22nd-greatest player and the third-greatest second baseman in baseball history, while at the same time documenting his unpopularity and his difficult personality. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. [42] Hornsby finished the year with his second Triple Crown, when he combined a .403 batting average with 39 home runs and 143 RBIs in 138 games. I found out that I'd even have to pay my expenses on road trips, and that's unheard of. ", Major League Baseball batters who have won the.

In September, the Cardinals purchased Hornsby's contract from Denison and added him to their major league roster, although his only professional baseball experience had been in Class D.[10] Hornsby's first game came on September 10, when he relieved Art Butler at shortstop in a 7–1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

[1] Four years later, the surviving Hornsbys moved to Fort Worth, Texas , so Hornsby's brothers could get jobs in the meat packing industry to support the family. [58] He also collected another MVP award, and the Cubs won the NL pennant. For help using the website visit our help page or contact support@findagrave.com. Hornsby is regarded as one of the best hitters of all time. [17] After playing nearly every game throughout the first month of the season, Hornsby was called away from the team on May 29 after his brother William was shot and killed in a saloon. He never smoked, drank, or went to the movies, but frequently gambled on horse races during his career. [26], —Grover Cleveland Alexander on Rogers Hornsby[27], In 1920, Rickey moved Hornsby to second base, where he remained for the rest of his career. Veeck believed Hornsby breached an unwritten rule of baseball which called for the manager to argue calls himself[70] On August 2, although the Cubs were in second place, Hornsby was released, and first baseman Charlie Grimm replaced him as manager.

Hornsby protested to Barnes, "The money is as good as the money you take from people in the loan-shark business. [62] Although there were longstanding rumors Hornsby had actively undermined McCarthy, Hornsby adamantly denied this; in fact, he and McCarthy were very close friends. [23] He was still among the league leaders in triples and slugging percentage in 1918, but after the season ended with the Cardinals in last place, he announced that he would never play under Hendricks again. He is the only player to hit 40 home runs and bat .400 in the same year (1922). [13], Hornsby never went to movies or read books, convinced that it would harm a batter's eyesight, and he never smoked or drank. In February 1944 Hornsby signed as a player-manager with the Veracruz Blues of La Liga Mexicana in Mexico for the coming season. Wife: Sarah Martin (m. 22-Sep-1918, div., one son) He also led the league in on-base percentage (.458), slugging percentage (.639), runs scored (131), RBIs (126), doubles (44), and triples (18).