Rogers Hornsby: A Biography

By Charles C. Alexander
Read by Ian Esmo

11.68 Hours 08/01/1998 unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[An] absorbing biography of…the man once heralded as ‘baseball’s greatest right-handed hitter.’” Sports Illustrated
“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.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“[Esmo’s] reading is flawless.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Charles C. Alexander

Charles C. Alexander, formerly a distinguished professor of history at Ohio University, is the author of a number of books, including Our Game: An American Baseball History and the celebrated biographies Ty Cobb and John McGraw.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 11.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English