One of the greatest hitter in the National League, and arguably the greatest hitter ever over a five-year period during the early 1920s. GREAT NEWS! Share this memorial using social media sites or email. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Beaumont won the pennant, but they were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the San Antonio Missions. I finally gave up.

Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. [68][69][50] Veeck was particularly angered when Hornsby disagreed with an umpire's call, but sent another player out to argue the call. Hornsby was 2 when his father died of unknown causes.

After kicking around for several years as a semi-pro and minor league player, he got his chance to play for the St. Louis Cardinals, then an also ran in the National League, on 10 Sep 1915. [1] Hornsby was 2 when his father died of unknown causes. [97] He resigned with eight games to go in the season; coach Buster Mills replaced him. Hornsby re-signed with the Cardinals in 1933, but was released partway through the season and was picked up by the St. Louis Browns. Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed ), memorial page for Rogers Hornsby Jr. (15 Nov 1920–22 Dec 1949), Find a Grave Memorial no.

Verify and try again. [93], Hornsby did not become a manager or coach again until 1950, when he was hired to manage the Texas League's Beaumont Roughnecks. [21] Under Hendricks, Hornsby's batting average dipped to .281.

Wife: Sarah Martin (m. 22-Sep-1918, div., one son) For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. On July 22, he had his final NL hit in a 9–5 loss to the Braves. "[102] Hornsby also holds second place on the unofficial major league record list of "consecutive games with two or more hits" with 13 games,[104] first place honors going to Count Campau's 15-game streak. 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. A day later, Hornsby was fired as manager and released as a player by the Browns, who were in last place at the time of his release. Born: 27-Apr-1896Birthplace: Winters, TXDied: 5-Jan-1963Location of death: Chicago, ILCause of death: unspecifiedRemains: Buried, Hornsby Bend Cemetery, Austin, TX, Gender: MaleRace or Ethnicity: WhiteSexual orientation: StraightOccupation: Baseball, Nationality: United StatesExecutive summary: The Raj, Wife: Sarah Martin (m. 22-Sep-1918, div., one son)Son: Rogers Hornsby, Jr. (b. In all of his other appearances, he was a pinch hitter. From 1925 to 1937, Hornsby was intermittently his own manager. Ted Williams, who had the highest career batting average since Hornsby, said that Hornsby was the greatest hitter for power and average in baseball,[103] and Frankie Frisch said of him, "He's the only guy I know who could hit .350 in the dark. In November, he became the general and field manager of the Fort Worth Cats, also of the Texas league. Born in Winters, Texas and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Hornsby played for several semi-professional and minor league teams. Breadon agreed, and Hornsby became the Cardinals' manager. Rogers Hornsby. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1915–1926, 1933), New York Giants (1927), Boston Braves (1928), Chicago Cubs (1929–1932), and St. Louis Browns (1933–1937). GREAT NEWS! * 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. [68][114], Hornsby was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1942. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. [96], A little over a month later, on July 26, Hornsby was hired to replace Luke Sewell as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. [83] Then, in 1939, Hornsby, started the "Rogers Hornsby Baseball College" in Hot Springs after Doan moved his School elsewhere. [60], After the first two months of the 1930 season, Hornsby was batting .325 with two home runs. [54][55][50] During the offseason he was traded to the Boston Braves for Jimmy Welsh and Shanty Hogan. He reportedly only spoke to a player to criticize him. [78] In his other appearance on June 9, he played first base in a 5–3 win over the Yankees. Hornsby was also a very consistent hitter whether he was playing at home or on the road. [9] At the end of the season, a writer from The Sporting News said that Hornsby was one of about a dozen Western Association players to show any major league potential. Please note: You are asking volunteers to find and take a photo of the headstone. Death came to him because of major cardiovascular problems at the Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago after almost a month's stay. Hornsby ran the six-week event annually until 1952, usually attracting 100-200 prospects. We have set your language to The email does not appear to be a valid email address. Hornsby was claimed by the last-place St. Louis Browns of the American League (AL) on July 26 as player-manager.

He also led the league in on-base percentage (.458), slugging percentage (.639), runs scored (131), RBIs (126), doubles (44), and triples (18).

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