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    What you remember Rogers Hornsby, what number are you most likely to think of? In his 1922 season Rogers led the NL in hits, Runs, doubles, homeruns, RBI, Total Bases, Batting Average, On-Base Percentage and Slugging Average -- setting new NL records for many of these stats.

    When YOU remember Rogers Hornsby, what number comes to your mind first?
    * Lifetime BA of .358?
    * First modern NL player to hit over .400
    * First NL player to reach 30 HR, 150 RBI and 450 TB
    * Hit .424 in 1924
    * 7 NL batting titles and 2 Triple Crown seasons
    * Averaged .4024 over 5 consecutive seasons
    48
    .358 lifetime batting average
    25.00%
    12
    first modern NL player to hit .400
    0.00%
    0
    First to reach 30 HR, 150 RBI and 450 Total Bases
    0.00%
    0
    Hit .424 in '24
    25.00%
    12
    7 batting titles and two Triple Crowns
    10.42%
    5
    Averaged .4024 over 5 consecutive seasons
    16.67%
    8
    Other
    22.92%
    11
    Last edited by Appling; 02-19-2006, 02:52 PM.
    Luke

  • #2
    Tough call. For me it's either between his .358 lifetime batting average or his .424 in '24.
    "Age is a question of mind over matter--if you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
    -Satchel Paige

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    • #3
      I voted other.....
      What I always think of is that of all the .400 hitters, the top 2 home run totals in those seasons both belong to Hornsby..... .401/42 in 1922 and .403/39 in 1925. Oh, and after Williams in '41, he's in there again with his .424/25 season!

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      • #4
        Yeah, for me it's the only guy to ever hit .400 with 40 homers.
        "Simply put, the passion, interest and tradition surrounding baseball in New York is unmatched."

        Sean McAdam, ESPN.com

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        • #5
          Greatest right handed hitter ever.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948
            Greatest right handed hitter ever.
            Sultan! I thought you were a Morganite!

            When I think of Hornsby, I think of that guy who's not as good as Joe Morgan. I wish people would realize that second basemen in Hornsby's era other than Hornsby himself hit about 15% better than the league's average hitter. It gets me really, really mad when I hear people mention how Hornsby's hitting is especially impressive because he was a 2B.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 538280
              Sultan! I thought you were a Morganite!

              When I think of Hornsby, I think of that guy who's not as good as Joe Morgan. I wish people would realize that second basemen in Hornsby's era other than Hornsby himself hit about 15% better than the league's average hitter. It gets me really, really mad when I hear people mention how Hornsby's hitting is especially impressive because he was a 2B.
              What is your problem? You just don't get it do you? This is asking about Hornsby, and what he accomplished, it has nothing to do with Morgan, NOTHING! We aren't comparing him here, we are looking to see what people think of whe they think of him, and if what you said is really what you think, then that is truly sad. Just because you don't like the guy doesn't mean you can't recognize and appreciate what the guy did as a player.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Edgartohof
                What is your problem? You just don't get it do you? This is asking about Hornsby, and what he accomplished, it has nothing to do with Morgan, NOTHING! We aren't comparing him here, we are looking to see what people think of whe they think of him, and if what you said is really what you think, then that is truly sad. Just because you don't like the guy doesn't mean you can't recognize and appreciate what the guy did as a player.
                Whoa there. Sorry if a misinterpreted the meaning of this thread, but to me it sounds like it asks what you first think of when your hear the name "Rogers Hornsby". To me, when I hear Rogers Hornsby I immediately think of Morgan. Sorry if that's an unacceptable answer to you.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 538280
                  Sultan! I thought you were a Morganite!

                  When I think of Hornsby, I think of that guy who's not as good as Joe Morgan. I wish people would realize that second basemen in Hornsby's era other than Hornsby himself hit about 15% better than the league's average hitter. It gets me really, really mad when I hear people mention how Hornsby's hitting is especially impressive because he was a 2B.
                  Currently I have Morgan 9th overall and Hornsby 11th overall. If there's any movement, it will be moving Hornsby down, and something tells me I should, but as of now I just can't do it.

                  What immediately pops up when I hear his name, besides "seeing red" is that he's one of, if not the greatest right handed hitter of all time. His intangibles (or lack thereof), fielding, running, etc, isn't a part of that for this thread answer, and his position has very little to do with it as well.

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                  • #10
                    "Son, when you throw a strike Mr. Hornsby will let you know."
                    Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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                    • #11
                      I think of Hornsby as the "jerk" who would urinate in the showers after games. And he wouldn't stop even after being told to stop.
                      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                      • #12
                        Hornsby? I think of many things. Greatest RH hitter, .358, 7 BA titles, 12 OPS+ titles, 7 TB titles. Tough, hard player. Blunt, ignorant mouth.

                        Bill Burgess
                        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 02-20-2006, 01:32 PM.

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                        • #13
                          I think of what a dick he was to Bill Veeck when the Browns fired him. Great hitter, worthless individual.
                          I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a Hell of an Engineer!

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                          • #14
                            I voted other because I think of different things about Rajah at different times when I see his name--same goes for Cobb, Ruth Williams and many other players.

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                            • #15
                              I think of quite possibly the greatest player ever(?).
                              1968 and 1984, the greatest ever.

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