Rogers Hornsby: A Biography
Rogers Hornsby has the highest career batting average of any right-handed hitter and the second highest career mark overall. The Rajah won seven batting titles and hit over .400 three times. He was also one of baseball's most successful player-managers, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a historic World Series triumph over the Yankees in 1926. Hornsby had an unrivaled passion for baseball; as a young player, he once even donned a disguise to play in a women's league. But his unyielding drive to succeed often alienated him from lesser players, and his penchant for the racetrack made him powerful enemies in baseball's higher ranks. Jonathan D'Amore presents a fascinating look at this outstanding hitter and complicated man.
It has been said that hitting a baseball is the hardest thing in professional sports. "Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters" presents biographies on Greenwood's selection for the 12 best hitters in Major League history, written by some of today's best baseball authors. These books present straightforward stories in accessible language for the high school researcher and the general reader alike. Each volume includes a timeline, bibliography, and index. In addition, each volume includes a Making of a Legend chapter that analyses the evolution of the player's fame and (in some cases) infamy.
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CHAPTER 1 Stockyards and Sandlots
CHAPTER 2 Growing into the National League
CHAPTER 3 Money
CHAPTER 4 The Rajah
CHAPTER 5 A Championship
CHAPTER 6 New Yorks New Babe Ruth
CHAPTER 7 Peaks and Valleys
CHAPTER 8 The Great Depression