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Rogers Hornsby

(Photo by Adam Fagen ©)

Subject(s): Rogers Hornsby
Sport: Baseball

Location: St Louis Cardinals, Busch Stadium, St Louis, MO (From 2000-2005 sited at Busch Memorial Stadium)
Unveiled: 20/8/2000
Sculptor: Harry Weber
Material: Bronze
Status: In Situ

Inscribed on plinth: HORNSBY

Plaque 1: ROGERS HORNSBY. National League batting champion seven years - 1920 to 1925, 1928. Lifetime batting average .358 highest in National League History. Hit .424 in 1924. Twentieth Century Major League record. Manager of 1926 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Most Valuable Player 1925 and 1929.

Plaque 2: ROGERS HORNSBY. UNVEILED AUGUST 20, 2000. This statue shows Hornsby as he has just made contact on a home run swing. Perhaps baseball's best right-handed hitter of all time. He led the league in batting six straight years including a MLB all-time best .424 in 1924. He hit above .400 three times in four years. Served as playing manager for Cardinals first world championship team in 1926. A career .358 hitter, he was selected as a member of baseball's All-Century Team.

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(Photo by Kelly Hafermann ©)

(Photo by St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum ©)

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