Rogers Hornsby

Hall of Fame

Second Base

1915—1937

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Player LeveL
Legend
All-time rank
#9
Second Base RANK
#2

Player Detail

Rogers
GIVEN NAME
Hornsby
SURNAME
April 27, 1896, in Winters, TX
BORN
January 5, 1963, in Chicago, IL, USA
DIED
1915—1937
Playing Career
Played from 19-41
PLAYING AGE
St. Louis Cardinals
New York Giants
Boston Braves
Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Browns
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
St. Louis Cardinals
PRIMARY TEAM
1926
World Series titles
Rajah
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 10, 1915
Major League Debut
July 20, 1937
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Rogers Hornsby?

He won a lot of batting titles and was named greatest second baseman ever on baseball’s 100th anniversary.

80

HITTING

70

POWER

50

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

40

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Rogers Hornsby protected his eyesight so much that he refused to go into a dark movie theater and rarely read a book.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2259
2930
301
1584
.358
1925, 1929 NL MVP
All-Century Team

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1924 Cardinals

28 Years Old

.424
AVG
25
HR
94
RBI
121
RUNS
.507
OBP
227
HITS
43
2B
14
3B
.696
SLG
89
BB
5
SB
12.3
WAR
Never went more than two games without a hit.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.358
.434
.577

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.1011
.714
141.5

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
100.2
58.2

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Rogers Hornsby Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Hornsby
518
186
100
34
11
19
100
66
43
9
298
254
.358
.434
.577
1011
AVG 2B
535
148
72
24
7
5
66
46
38
11
201
197
.277
.338
.376
.714

Rogers Hornsby Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
2
1
1
1
2
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Second Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
1
1
1
1
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Rogers Hornsby PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
127.1
73.4
49.9
33.3
9.11
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Rogers Hornsby
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
495.0
282.3
189.6
128.0
35.4
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Rogers Hornsby
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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