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Rogers Hornsby

Rogers Hornsby (Rajah)

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: April 27, 1896 in Winters, TX
High School: Northside HS (Fort Worth, TX)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1915 (Age 19.136)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1916 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Cubs/Giants/Braves/Browns 1915-1937

Final Game: July 20, 1937 (Age 41.084)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1942 (182/233 ballots). No induction ceremony in Cooperstown held (until 2013).
   View Rogers Hornsby Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: January 5, 1963 in Chicago, IL
Buried: Hornsby Bend Cemetery, Hornsby Bend, TX
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1915 STL NL 19 SS 18 17 17 102 48 46 8 12 .922 5.22 .931 5.44
1916 STL NL 20 3B 83 79 73 276 82 174 20 7 .928 3.08 .938 3.18
1916 STL NL 20 SS 45 44 41 244 90 132 22 22 .910 4.93 .926 5.52
1916 STL NL 20 1B 15 14 12 157 150 5 2 6 .987 10.33 .987 10.80
1916 STL NL 20 2B 1 0 0 8 3 4 1 0 .875 7.00 .951 5.10
1917 STL NL 21 SS 144 143 139 847 268 527 52 82 .939 5.52 .931 5.34
1918 STL NL 22 SS 109 107 102 688 208 434 46 58 .933 5.89 .934 5.80
1918 STL NL 22 OF 3 3 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .963 2.27
1918 STL NL 22 RF 3 3 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .963 1.87
1918 STL NL 22 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.70
1919 STL NL 23 3B 72 71 70 240 73 151 16 12 .933 3.11 .946 3.24
1919 STL NL 23 SS 37 36 36 194 66 115 13 12 .933 4.89 .943 5.66
1919 STL NL 23 2B 25 26 23 152 46 101 5 16 .967 5.88 .960 5.43
1919 STL NL 23 1B 5 5 5 48 48 0 0 1 1.000 9.60 .988 11.24
1920 STL NL 24 2B 149 149 143 901 343 524 34 76 .962 5.82 .963 5.73
1921 STL NL 25 2B 142 142 141 807 305 477 25 59 .969 5.51 .962 5.70
1921 STL NL 25 LF 6 6 6 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .963 2.35
1921 STL NL 25 OF 6 6 6 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .965 2.40
1921 STL NL 25 3B 3 2 2 5 2 2 1 0 .800 1.33 .940 3.07
1921 STL NL 25 SS 3 3 3 20 11 8 1 3 .950 6.33 .951 5.87
1921 STL NL 25 1B 1 1 1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 8.00 .990 10.80
1922 STL NL 26 2B 154 154 153 901 398 473 30 81 .967 5.66 .961 5.76
1923 STL NL 27 2B 96 88 85 494 192 283 19 47 .962 4.95 .959 5.90
1923 STL NL 27 1B 10 18 12 149 131 16 2 14 .987 14.70 .990 10.56
1924 STL NL 28 2B 143 143 139 848 301 517 30 102 .965 5.72 .961 5.98 MVP-2
1925 STL NL 29 2B 136 136 131 737 287 416 34 95 .954 5.17 .967 5.85 MVP-1
1926 STL NL 30 2B 134 134 118 705 245 433 27 73 .962 5.06 .965 5.78 MVP-18
1927 NYG NL 31 2B 155 155 155 906 299 582 25 98 .972 5.68 .966 5.93 MVP-3
1928 BSN NL 32 2B 140 140 134 766 295 450 21 85 .973 5.32 .970 5.93 MVP-13
1929 CHC NL 33 2B 156 156 154 856 286 547 23 106 .973 5.34 .968 5.82 MVP-1
1930 CHC NL 34 2B 25 23 20 131 44 76 11 16 .916 4.80 .963 5.94
1931 CHC NL 35 2B 69 67 63 328 107 205 16 24 .951 4.52 .964 5.60
1931 CHC NL 35 3B 26 26 22 77 21 50 6 6 .922 2.73 .944 2.85
1932 CHC NL 36 OF 10 10 9 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 1.60 .976 2.52
1932 CHC NL 36 RF 10 10 9 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 1.60 .969 2.32
1932 CHC NL 36 3B 6 6 3 15 1 10 4 0 .733 1.83 .945 2.88
1933 STL NL 37 2B 17 16 13 61 24 35 2 7 .967 3.47 .968 5.80
1934 SLB AL 38 3B 1 1 1 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 4.00 .942 3.10
1934 SLB AL 38 OF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.30
1934 SLB AL 38 RF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.10
1935 SLB AL 39 1B 3 3 2 37 36 1 0 1 1.000 12.33 .992 10.17
1935 SLB AL 39 2B 2 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 .970 5.85
1935 SLB AL 39 3B 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .947 3.00
1936 SLB AL 40 1B 1 1 1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 10.00 .991 9.90
1937 SLB AL 41 2B 17 12 11 75 30 41 4 10 .947 4.18 .972 5.64
17 Seasons 2B 1561 1541 1483 8679 3206 5166 307 895 .965 5.36 .964 5.82
6 Seasons SS 356 350 338 2095 691 1262 142 189 .932 5.49 .933 5.55
7 Seasons 3B 192 186 172 620 181 392 47 26 .924 2.98 .942 3.15
6 Seasons 1B 35 42 33 409 383 22 4 22 .990 11.57 .989 10.71
4 Seasons OF 20 20 17 34 34 0 0 0 1.000 1.70 .970 2.43 6-1-14
3 Seasons RF 14 14 11 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 1.43 .968 2.21
1 Season LF 6 6 6 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .963 2.35
1 Season CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.70
23 Seasons TOT 2164 2139 2043 11837 4495 6842 500 1132 .958 5.24 .958 5.58 6-1-14
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1915 STL NL 19 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0
1916 STL NL 20 139 137 139 138 0 0 15 1 83 47 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1917 STL NL 21 145 143 145 144 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1918 STL NL 22 115 110 115 111 0 0 0 0 0 109 0 1 3 3 0 4 0
1919 STL NL 23 138 138 138 138 0 0 5 26 73 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1920 STL NL 24 149 149 149 149 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1921 STL NL 25 154 154 154 154 0 0 1 142 3 3 6 0 0 6 0 0 0
1922 STL NL 26 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1923 STL NL 27 107 106 107 106 0 0 18 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1924 STL NL 28 143 143 143 143 0 0 0 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 STL NL 29 138 136 138 136 0 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1926 STL NL 30 134 134 134 134 0 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 NYG NL 31 155 155 155 155 0 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1928 BSN NL 32 140 140 140 140 0 0 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 CHC NL 33 156 156 156 156 0 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 CHC NL 34 42 23 42 25 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
1931 CHC NL 35 100 93 100 95 0 0 0 69 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1932 CHC NL 36 19 16 19 16 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 10 0 3 0
1933 STL NL 37 46 16 46 17 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
1933 SLB AL 37 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1934 SLB AL 38 24 2 24 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 22 0
1935 SLB AL 39 10 4 10 6 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1936 SLB AL 40 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1937 SLB AL 41 20 12 20 17 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
23 Seasons 2259 2122 2259 2137 0 0 43 1554 193 358 6 1 14 20 0 106 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA (46.5%)
1937 BBWAA (26.4%)
1938 BBWAA (17.6%)
1939 BBWAA (64.2%)
1942 BBWAA (78.1%)
Selected to HOF in 1942 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1924 NL (2, 78%)
1925 NL (1, 91%)
1926 NL (18, 9%)
1927 NL (3, 68%)
1928 NL (13, 13%)
1929 NL (1, 75%)
2 MVPs
3.34 Career Shares (22nd)

Assistss c a p y
1917 NL  527 (2nd)
1918 NL  434 (3rd)
1920 NL  524 (2nd)
1927 NL  582 (2nd)
1929 NL  547 (2nd)
Career  6,842 (17th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1917 NL  52 (2nd)
1918 NL  46 (5th)
Career  500 (81st)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1920 NL  149 (1st)
1921 NL  142 (2nd)
1922 NL  154 (1st)
1923 NL  96 (5th)
1924 NL  143 (3rd)
1925 NL  136 (4th)
1926 NL  134 (4th)
1927 NL  155 (1st)
1928 NL  140 (3rd)
1929 NL  156 (1st)
Career  1,561 (28th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1920 NL  343 (1st)
1921 NL  305 (2nd)
1922 NL  398 (1st)
1924 NL  301 (4th)
1925 NL  287 (5th)
1926 NL  245 (5th)
1927 NL  299 (4th)
1929 NL  286 (4th)
Career  3,206 (49th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1920 NL  524 (1st)
1921 NL  477 (2nd)
1922 NL  473 (2nd)
1924 NL  517 (4th)
1925 NL  416 (4th)
1926 NL  433 (5th)
1927 NL  582 (2nd)
1928 NL  450 (5th)
1929 NL  547 (1st)
Career  5,166 (20th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1920 NL  34 (1st)
1921 NL  25 (2nd)
1922 NL  30 (2nd)
1924 NL  30 (2nd)
1925 NL  34 (2nd)
1926 NL  27 (2nd)
1927 NL  25 (4th)
1928 NL  21 (5th)
1929 NL  23 (2nd)
Career  307 (32nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1920 NL  76 (1st)
1921 NL  59 (2nd)
1922 NL  81 (1st)
1924 NL  102 (2nd)
1925 NL  95 (2nd)
1926 NL  73 (4th)
1927 NL  98 (2nd)
1928 NL  85 (5th)
1929 NL  106 (1st)
Career  895 (42nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1916 NL  20 (3rd)
1919 NL  16 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1917 NL  144 (3rd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1917 NL  527 (2nd)
1918 NL  434 (3rd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1917 NL  52 (2nd)
1918 NL  46 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1917 NL  82 (1st)
1918 NL  58 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1920 NL  5.82 (3rd)
1922 NL  5.66 (4th)
1927 NL  5.68 (4th)
Career  5.36 (75th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1920 NL  .962 (5th)
1921 NL  .969 (3rd)
1922 NL  .967 (1st)
1924 NL  .965 (4th)
1925 NL  .954 (5th)
1926 NL  .962 (5th)
1927 NL  .972 (2nd)
1928 NL  .973 (3rd)
1929 NL  .973 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1916 NL  3.08 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1917 NL  5.52 (4th)
1918 NL  5.89 (3rd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1917 NL  .939 (4th)
1918 NL  .933 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1935 AL  born 1896-04-27 (3rd)
1936 AL  born 1896-04-27 (2nd)
1937 AL  born 1896-04-27 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1915 NL  born 1896-04-27 (4th)
1916 NL  born 1896-04-27 (6th)
1917 NL  born 1896-04-27 (8th)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Rajah rodgers Rogers Hornsby horsnby

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