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Rogers Hornsby

Rogers Hornsby

Some amazing offensive numbers from Hornsby's career:

For a stretch of five seasons, from 1921-1925, Hornsby batted .402 with a .690 slugging percentage. In 1925, when he batted .400 for the second straight season, Hornsby led the league with 39 homers and also struck out just 39 times. In 1924, the right-handed Hornsby hit .449 against right-handed pitching with a .723 slugging percentage. That same season, in the games his team won he batted .504 In 1922, when he collected 250 hits, he never went more than a single game without at least one hit. From 1920-1925, a span of six seasons, he went as many as two games without a hit just 11 times, and no more than three, which he did just twice. “The Rajah” batted .393 for his career in the month of April and .392 in September. In 117 games at the Baker Bowl in Philadelphia, he hit .412 with 42 doubles, 28 homers, 118 RBI, a .715 SLG and .502 on-base percentage. Players with 2,000 Hits in a Decade Rogers Hornsby (1920s) ... 2,085 Pete Rose (1970s) ... 2,045 Ichiro Suzuki (2000s) ... 2,030 Sam Rice (1920s) ... 2,010 Most consecutive multi-hit games, Chicago Cubs Billy Herman ... 12 games (1935-36) Mark Grace ... 9 games (1995-96) Kiki Cuyler ... 9 games (1930) Rogers Hornsby ... 9 games (1929)