Greatest Hitters Ever

Madfish Willie's Greatest Hitter Ever - #6 Rogers Hornsby

• 1922: National League Triple Crown
• 1925: National League Triple Crown
• 1925: National League Most Valuable Player
• 1929: National League Most Valuable Player
• 1999: Named to All-Century Team (2B)

Perhaps the game's most consistent right-handed hitter, Rogers Hornsby captured seven batting titles — including six in a row — averaging better than .400 three times. A complete player whose passion for the game was shown both on and off the field, Hornsby's .424 mark in 1924 is a National League record for the 20th century and his career average of .359 is the highest ever in the National League. "The Rajah," a two-time MVP and Triple Crown winner, was the player-manager of the Cardinals' first World Championship team in 1926.

Did you know...
that on September 13, 1931, Rogers Hornsby became the first big leaguer to connect for an extra-inning, pinch-hit grand slam, as the Cubs defeated the Braves in 11 innings, 11-7?

Here are his complete career statistics.

Here are his top 15 productive seasons according to the Madfish Willie Index:

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