Known as someone difficult to get along with, he was not well-liked by fellow players. On July 20, he appeared in what would be his final game in a 5–4 loss to the Yankees. When you consistently collaborate with your wife you communicate to her that her voice and opinion are important. Hornsby played in 10 games in the 1935 season, starting in 4. [7] Following his dismissal, he signed with the Hugo Scouts of the Class D Texas–Oklahoma League as their shortstop for $75 per month ($1,914 today). [113] His gambling was often a factor in his dismissal from a team, and he was forced to play in the minors well into his 40s to make up for losing so much money on bets that went sour. Finished 3rd in voting for award in 1927. [64] In 100 games, he had 90 RBIs, 37 doubles, and a batting average of .331. [44] His .756 slugging percentage and 1.245 on-base plus slugging set National League records that stood until broken by Barry Bonds in 2001. [68][114], Hornsby was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1942. [50], During post-season negotiations for a new contract, Hornsby demanded $50,000 per year for three years. Following his dismissal, Hornsby worked as a coach for the Chicago Cubs from 1958 to 1960 before becoming a scout and third base coach for the New York Mets in 1962. 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. Hornsby re-signed with the Cardinals in 1933, but he was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Browns during the season. The .380 batting average set a Cubs team record. Here are 10 ways to get your wife to respect your judgment.     Please enable JavaScript to view the            comments powered by Disqus. However, they lost in the 1929 World Series to the Philadelphia Athletics in five games, as Hornsby batted .238 with one RBI. Hornsby missed several games late in the year with injuries that the Cardinals (and Hyland) did not believe to be serious; as a result he was fined $500 ($7,503 today) and suspended for the last five games of the year. Hornsby finished the year with his second Triple Crown, when he combined a .403 batting average with 39 home runs and 143 RBI. "[50] Hornsby never played cards, but he did bet frequently on horse races, and he lost more than he won. [123], During 1922 he began seeing Jeanette Pennington Hine, who was married to an automobile-supply salesman named John Hine. He remained with the Cardinals for 12 seasons, married twice during that time, won his first MVP award, and won a World Series with the team in 1926. During the offseason, Miller Huggins, unhappy with the Cardinals' management, left the team to manage the New York Yankees. He offered Hornsby the job at first, but Hornsby declined. He also led the league in on-base percentage (.421) for the ninth time in his career.      */ Because Hornsby had earned the umpire’s trust for consistently making excellent choices year in and year out. That player was ejected from the game.         The rise of the live-ball era helped Hornsby hit for increased power during the 1921 season. They were married on February 28, 1924. On April 21, in his first game of the year, Hornsby hit the final home run of his career in a 15–10 victory over the Chicago White Sox. [26], —Grover Cleveland Alexander on Rogers Hornsby[27].     (function() {  // REQUIRED CONFIGURATION VARIABLE: EDIT THE SHORTNAME BELOW The Browns finished in last place in the AL. McGraw was initially overjoyed to finally get Hornsby, having sought to trade for him at least as early as 1920. He signed as a player-coach with the Baltimore Orioles of the International League in 1938 before leaving them to manage (and play for) the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern Association for the rest of the season. On defense, Hornsby led all second basemen in putouts, double plays, and fielding percentage. Plane Crash Claims Eleven: Rogers Hornsby Jr. One of Men Killed. [74] Hornsby appeared in 11 games for the Browns. = PAGE_IDENTIFIER; That year, the National League reintroduced its Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. [72] Through July 23, Hornsby was batting .325 with two home runs and 21 RBIs. [116] In 2001, writer Bill James ranked him as the 22nd-greatest player and the third-greatest second baseman in baseball history, while at the same time documenting his unpopularity and his difficult personality. I'll tell you what I do. [7][8], The Denison team changed its name to the Denison Railroaders and joined the Western Association in 1915. Breadon agreed to a one-year contract for $50,000 ($722,086 today), with the stipulation that Hornsby stay away from the track. Rogers attended the funeral on June 1 and returned to the Cardinals on June 3, finishing the season without missing any more playing time. His batting average for the 1924 season was .424, a mark that no player has matched since. The Braves did not do very well, however, as they finished in seventh place in the NL. They remained together until Hornsby's death in 1963. Hornsby is regarded as one of the best hitters of all time. Rogers Hornsby posted a message. Bill Killefer had just resigned as Browns manager, and Browns owner Phil Ball wanted Hornsby as a replacement. Send Rogers a private message. [82] He signed as a player-coach with the Baltimore Orioles of the International League in 1938 before leaving them to play for and manage the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern Association for the rest of the season. [23] He was still among the league leaders in triples and slugging percentage in 1918, but after the season ended with the Cardinals in last place, he announced that he would never play under Hendricks again. Veeck believed Hornsby breached an unwritten rule of baseball which called for the manager to argue calls himself[70] On August 2, although the Cubs were in second place, Hornsby was released, and first baseman Charlie Grimm replaced him as manager. [40] In 1962, the Baseball Writers' Association of America presented Hornsby with an award retroactively recognizing him as the 1924 MVP. [13], Hornsby returned to the shortstop position in 1917 after Corhan returned to San Francisco and Butler was released. I've tried to fool him every way possible, but it just cannot be done. Baseball experts and sportswriters consider Hornsby to be one of the greatest hitters of all time. [13], Many baseball players were drafted to fight in World War I in 1918, but Hornsby was given a draft deferment because he was supporting his family. Hornsby played right field from May 29 to June 10, appeared in two games as a pinch hitter, played third base from July 14 through July 18, and played one last game as a Cub when he pinch-hit on July 31. On September 23, 1918, Hornsby married Sarah Elizabeth Martin, whom he had known since he played for the Denison Railroaders, in Philadelphia. He spent one season with them before getting traded to the Boston Braves, and he spent one season with the Braves before getting traded to the Chicago Cubs. [93], Hornsby did not become a manager or coach again until 1950, when he was hired to manage the Texas League's Beaumont Roughnecks. In 1920, Rickey moved Hornsby to second base, where he remained for the rest of his career. [69] Hornsby had played 19 games, batting .224 with one home run and seven RBIs. After retiring as a player, he managed the Browns in 1952 and the Cincinnati Reds from 1952 to 1953. During the game, a fan prevented Gil McDougald of the Yankees from catching a fly ball, and the umpire ruled that it was fan interference. In his other appearance on June 9, he played first base in a 5–3 win over the Yankees.         // Replace PAGE_URL with your page's canonical URL variable He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1942 and the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014. He remained there until his final season in 1937. The Browns improved on their previous season, but they finished in sixth place. When Hornsby was two, his father died of unknown circumstances. Rowe sued Hornsby for $15,000 ($254,967 today), but Hornsby eventually settled for a smaller, undisclosed amount, and the case was dismissed. Many baseball players were drafted to fight in World War I in 1918, but Hornsby was given deferment status by the government because he was supporting his family. Huddle up with your kids and ask, “How do you earn respect?”. Hornsby started four of the ten games he played in 1935. Finished 2nd in voting for award in 1924. [21] Under Hendricks, Hornsby's batting average dipped to .281. The suicide was attributed to depression. Researchers: the 2nd Mrs. Hornsby's name is sometimes spelled Jeannette, Jeanette or given as Mary Jeannette, Mary Jeanette. Years later, Hornsby said that his tag of Ruth was the biggest thrill of his career. One month into the season, manager Jack Slattery resigned, and the Braves hired Hornsby to be his replacement. In 1925, Sam Breadon, the owner of the Cardinals, began looking to replace Rickey as the manager. His batting average was low at the beginning of the season but improved by June. "[2] He took a job with the Swift and Company meat industry plant as a messenger boy when he was 10, and he also served as a substitute infielder on its baseball team. .359 Batting Average (2nd All Time), .434 On-base percentage (7th All Time), .577 Slugging Percentage (13th All Time), 2,259 Games (98th All Time), 1,579 Runs (43rd All Time), 2,930 Hits (30th All Time), 4,712 Total Bases (26th All Time), 541 Doubles (21st All Time), 169 Triples (25th All Time), 301 Home Runs (97th All Time), 1,584 RBI (29th All Time), 1,038 Walks (85th All Time), 1,011 Extra-Base Hits (23rd All Time), 4,016 Times on Base (36th All Time) and 216 Sacrifice Hits (68th All Time). Then, when Hornsby found out that Rickey planned to sell his stock in the Cardinals if he was replaced as field manager, Hornsby agreed to take the job as long as Breadon would help him purchase the stock. When you put others first, consistently, people are more apt to see your good intent. Your wonderful wife (and anyone else, for that matter) is going to follow your lead with more conviction when you demonstrate a pattern of moderate living and reasonable choices. Won the World Series in 1926 and a pennant in 1932 as a manager. Bill Killefer had just resigned as Browns manager, and Browns owner Phil Ball wanted Hornsby as a replacement. Don’t be afraid to backtrack and to apologize when you’re wrong. After hitting a game-winning grand slam for the second win of a series in March, he resigned when the team owner complained that the win would diminish the crowd for the third game of the series. Rogers Hornsby was born on April 27, 1896 in Winters, Texas, USA. In all of his other appearances, he was a pinch hitter. Late in the season, he missed 11 games with a sprained ankle. ... column), then Joe takes the opportunity to get some batting tips. People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. He never smoked, drank, or went to the movies, but frequently gambled on horse races during his career. Hornsby re-signed with the Cardinals in 1933, but was released partway through the season and was picked up by the St. Louis Browns. Spouse/Partner: Debra Paige hornsby: Military Service: Usaf : Yes! [75] He played in a total of 57 games in 1933; his 46 games with the Cardinals that year would be his last non-cameo appearances as a player. [69] Breadon put aside his previous disputes with Hornsby and brought him back to St. Louis, knowing that Hornsby could still handle a bat. In 1919, Rickey tried converting Hornsby into a second baseman in spring training bcause of the Cardinals' acquisition of shortstop Doc Lavan, but Hornsby wound up playing at third base for most of the year. In early 1927, Hornsby was able to sell his shares at $105 each, enabling him to officially become a Giant.