Rogers Hornsby

Rogers Hornsby

by Charles C. Alexander, Ian Esmo
     
 

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The absorbing biography of . . . the man once heralded as `baseball's greatest right-handed hitter'.Ron Fimrite, Sports Illustrated In the 1920s Rogers Hornsby was the National League's foremost star, its biggest since Honus Wagnerand 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

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The absorbing biography of . . . the man once heralded as `baseball's greatest right-handed hitter'.Ron Fimrite, Sports Illustrated In the 1920s Rogers Hornsby was the National League's foremost star, its biggest since Honus Wagnerand 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. The long-overdue study of one of baseball's most important and most enigmatic figures . . . Anyone seriously interested in the history of baseball . . .will want to add this soundly researched and very readable volume to his library.William Curran, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786113798
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Edition description:
Unabridged, 9 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.37(d)

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