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Rogers Hornsby: A Biography
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805046976, Paperback)A relentless competitor, Roger Hornsby--arguably the finest right-handed hitter in baseball's history--was supremely successful on the baseball field but, in many ways, a failure off it. Alexander turns his skilled eye to this complex individual, weaving the stories of his personal and professional life with a lively history of the sport. Photos.
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In the 1920s, Rogers Hornsby was the National League's foremost star, its biggest since Honus Wagner and its principal answer to the American League's Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb. He was a seven-time National League batting champion, and his 1924 average remains the major-league high for this century. From his Texas childhood until his death in 1962, Hornsby lived his entire life in the world of baseball, building a legend through his remarkable involvement in every phase of the sport. His career as a player, manager, and instructor was spectacular in its unpredictability, and the story of his life chronicles the golden age of baseball.
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