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Rogers Hornsby


1896 Born April 27 in Winters, Texas
1912 Impersonates a girl and barnstorms with the Boston Bloomer Girls
1914 Plays first professional game for Hugo, Oklahoma
1915 Debuts in major leagues with St. Louis Cardinals
1918 Marries Sarah Martin
1920 Becomes Cardinals' regular second baseman
1922 Has one of best offensive seasons in baseball history
1924 Marries Jeannette Pennington
1924 Compiles .424 batting average, best of modern era
1925 Takes over as manager of Cardinals and wins Triple Crown
1926 Manages St. Louis to a World Series win over New York Yankees
1927 Traded to New York Giants and fills in for John McGraw as manager
1928 Dealt to Boston Braves, takes over as manager, and again is traded after season
1929 Has last great season with Chicago Cubs
1930 Becomes Cubs manager
1933 Returns to St. Louis to play and manage American League's Browns
1937 Finishes playing career and tenure as Browns manager
1942 Inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame
1950 Manages Class AA Beaumont, Texas, team to championship
1952 Hired to manage St. Louis Browns, is fired and becomes Cincinnati Reds manager
1953 Fired as Reds manager near season's end
1962 Coaches for New York Mets under Casey Stengel
1963 Dies January 6 in Chicago

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