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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 1, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #18. Carl Yastrzemski… #19. Mike Schmidt… #20. George Brett… #21. ROGERS HORNSBY… #22. Ken Griffey… #23. Roberto Clemente… #24. Eddie Mathews… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1915 19 STL NL 18 61 57 5 14 2 0 0 4 0 2 2 6 .246 .271 .281 .552 66 16 0 2 6
1916 20 STL NL 139 550 495 63 155 17 15 6 65 17 40 63 .313 .369 .444 .814 151 220 4 11 563/4
1917 21 STL NL 145 588 523 86 171 24 17 8 66 17 45 34 .327 .385 .484 .868 169 253 4 17 *6
1918 22 STL NL 115 466 416 51 117 19 11 5 60 8 40 43 .281 .349 .416 .764 137 173 3 7 *6/O98
1919 23 STL NL 138 577 512 68 163 15 9 8 71 17 48 41 .318 .384 .430 .814 150 220 7 10 564/3
1920 24 STL NL 149 660 589 96 218 44 20 9 94 12 15 60 50 .370 .431 .559 .990 185 329 3 8 *4
1921 25 STL NL 154 674 592 131 235 44 18 21 126 13 13 60 48 .397 .458 .639 1.097 191 378 7 15 *4/7O563
1922 26 STL NL 154 704 623 141 250 46 14 42 152 17 12 65 50 .401 .459 .722 1.181 207 450 1 15 *4
1923 27 STL NL 107 487 424 89 163 32 10 17 83 3 7 55 29 .384 .459 .627 1.086 187 266 3 5 43
1924 28 STL NL 143 642 536 121 227 43 14 25 94 5 12 89 32 .424 .507 .696 1.203 222 373 2 13 *4 MVP-2
1925 29 STL NL 138 606 504 133 203 41 10 39 143 5 3 83 39 .403 .489 .756 1.245 210 381 2 16 *4 MVP-1
1926 30 STL NL 134 604 527 96 167 34 5 11 93 3 61 39 .317 .388 .463 .851 124 244 0 16 *4 MVP-18
1927 31 NYG NL 155 684 568 133 205 32 9 26 125 9 86 38 .361 .448 .586 1.035 175 333 4 26 *4 MVP-3
1928 32 BSN NL 140 621 486 99 188 42 7 21 94 5 107 41 .387 .498 .632 1.130 202 307 1 25 *4 MVP-13
1929 33 CHC NL 156 712 602 156 229 47 8 39 149 2 87 65 .380 .459 .679 1.139 178 409 1 22 *4 MVP-1
1930 34 CHC NL 42 120 104 15 32 5 1 2 18 0 12 12 .308 .385 .433 .817 96 45 1 3 4
1931 35 CHC NL 100 419 357 64 118 37 1 16 90 1 56 23 .331 .421 .574 .996 163 205 0 5 45
1932 36 CHC NL 19 70 58 10 13 2 0 1 7 0 10 4 .224 .357 .310 .667 81 18 2 0 O9/5
1933 37 TOT MLB 57 108 92 11 30 7 0 3 23 1 0 14 7 .326 .426 .500 .926 155 46 3 2 0 4
1933 37 STL NL 46 97 83 9 27 6 0 2 21 1 12 6 .325 .423 .470 .893 148 39 3 2 0 4
1933 37 SLB AL 11 11 9 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 .333 .455 .778 1.232 215 7 0 0
1934 38 SLB AL 24 31 23 2 7 2 0 1 11 0 0 7 4 .304 .484 .522 1.006 152 12 1 0 /5O9
1935 39 SLB AL 10 27 24 1 5 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 6 .208 .296 .333 .630 61 8 0 0 /345
1936 40 SLB AL 2 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .400 .500 .400 .900 123 2 0 0 /3
1937 41 SLB AL 20 63 56 7 18 3 0 1 11 0 0 7 5 .321 .397 .429 .825 108 24 0 0 4
1939 Did not play in major leagues (Did Not Play)
1941 Did not play in major leagues (Did Not Play)
23 Yrs 2259 9480 8173 1579 2930 541 169 301 1584 135 64 1038 679 .358 .434 .577 1.010 175 4712 3 48 216
162 Game Avg. 162 680 586 113 210 39 12 22 114 10 74 49 .358 .434 .577 1.010 175 338 3 15
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
STL (13 yrs) 1580 6716 5881 1089 2110 367 143 193 1072 118 64 660 480 .359 .427 .568 .995 177 3342 3 38 135
SLB (5 yrs) 67 138 117 13 35 9 0 3 29 0 0 20 16 .299 .406 .453 .859 117 53 1 0
CHC (4 yrs) 317 1321 1121 245 392 91 10 58 264 3 165 104 .350 .435 .604 1.039 161 677 4 30
NYG (1 yr) 155 684 568 133 205 32 9 26 125 9 86 38 .361 .448 .586 1.035 175 333 4 26
BSN (1 yr) 140 621 486 99 188 42 7 21 94 5 107 41 .387 .498 .632 1.130 202 307 1 25
NL (19 yrs) 2192 9342 8056 1566 2895 532 169 298 1555 135 64 1018 663 .359 .434 .578 1.012 176 4659 3 47 216
AL (5 yrs) 67 138 117 13 35 9 0 3 29 0 0 20 16 .299 .406 .453 .859 117 53 1 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1915 19 STL NL 18 61 -2 -1 0 -3 1 -5 -0.6 2 -3 -0.4 .468 .496 -0.0 -0.2 0 $1,200 6
1916 20 STL NL 139 550 27 -1 0 -6 6 25 3.1 17 42 4.9 .522 .519 5.6 -0.1 48 $2,000 563/4
1917 21 STL NL 145 588 40 -1 0 18 10 67 8.1 18 85 9.9 .556 .550 7.7 3.5 67 $3,000 *6
1918 22 STL NL 115 466 17 -1 0 10 7 33 3.9 14 48 5.4 .535 .525 4.2 2.1 37 $4,000 *6/O98
1919 23 STL NL 138 577 30 -1 0 8 5 42 4.8 18 59 6.7 .536 .531 5.8 1.5 51 $4,000 564/3
1920 24 STL NL 149 660 60 -1 0 6 3 68 7.4 19 88 9.6 .551 .547 8.9 1.0 81 $5,000 *4
1921 25 STL NL 154 674 76 -0 0 10 3 89 8.7 20 109 10.8 .557 .554 9.9 1.3 99 $11,000 *4/7O563
1922 26 STL NL 154 704 95 0 0 -13 5 87 8.0 21 108 10.0 .552 .549 11.2 -0.7 121 $18,500 *4
1923 27 STL NL 107 487 54 -1 0 1 2 56 5.3 14 70 6.7 .549 .533 6.6 0.3 69 $18,500 43
1924 28 STL NL 143 642 96 -2 0 7 5 105 10.1 19 124 12.1 .572 .563 11.5 1.1 117 *4 MVP-2
1925 29 STL NL 138 606 88 1 0 0 5 93 8.4 18 112 10.2 .561 .552 10.3 0.4 112 $33,333 *4 MVP-1
1926 30 STL NL 134 604 19 -0 0 3 5 27 2.6 18 44 4.4 .520 .517 4.1 0.7 41 $33,333 *4 MVP-18
1927 31 NYG NL 155 684 64 -1 0 12 5 81 7.9 21 101 10.1 .552 .549 8.9 1.8 89 $36,500 *4 MVP-3
1928 32 BSN NL 140 621 80 -0 0 -11 5 73 6.9 19 92 8.8 .550 .543 10.0 -0.7 103 $40,000 *4 MVP-13
1929 33 CHC NL 156 712 77 0 0 12 5 94 8.3 21 115 10.4 .553 .551 9.4 1.6 103 $40,000 *4 MVP-1
1930 34 CHC NL 42 120 -0 0 0 -1 1 -0 -0.0 4 4 0.3 .500 .500 0.4 -0.0 5 $40,000 4
1931 35 CHC NL 100 419 33 0 0 3 3 39 3.9 13 52 5.2 .539 .524 5.0 0.6 49 $40,000 45
1932 36 CHC NL 19 70 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .494 .499 0.1 -0.0 1 $40,000 O9/5
1933 37 STL NL 46 97 6 -0 0 0 1 6 0.7 3 9 1.0 .515 .504 1.0 0.0 9 $15,000 4
1933 37 SLB AL 11 11 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.1 0 2 0.2 .513 .501 0.2 0.0 2
1934 38 SLB AL 24 31 2 0 0 0 -0 2 0.2 1 4 0.3 .509 .501 0.3 0.0 3 $15,000 /5O9
1935 39 SLB AL 10 27 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .484 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $15,000 /345
1936 40 SLB AL 2 6 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 .513 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $18,000 /3
1937 41 SLB AL 20 63 1 0 0 -2 1 -0 -0.0 2 2 0.2 .498 .500 0.4 -0.1 4 $18,333 4
23 Seasons 2259 9480 861 -9 0 54 75 981 97.5 286 1267 127.0 .544 .538 121.6 13.9 1213 $451,699
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
STL (13 yrs) 1580 6716 605 -9 0 41 56 693 70.4 202 895 91.4 .545 .539 86.9 10.9 854 $148,866
SLB (5 yrs) 67 138 4 0 0 -2 0 2 0.2 5 7 0.7 .503 .500 0.9 -0.1 9 $66,333
CHC (4 yrs) 317 1321 109 1 0 14 9 132 12.0 40 172 16.0 .538 .533 14.9 2.1 158 $160,000
NYG (1 yr) 155 684 64 -1 0 12 5 81 7.9 21 101 10.1 .552 .549 8.9 1.8 89 $36,500
BSN (1 yr) 140 621 80 -0 0 -11 5 73 6.9 19 92 8.8 .550 .543 10.0 -0.7 103 $40,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1926 ❍ 30 STL NL WS NYY W 7 31 28 2 7 1 0 0 4 1 0 2 2 .250 .300 .286 .586 8 1 0 1 0 0
1929 33 CHC NL WS PHA L 5 22 21 4 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 8 .238 .273 .381 .654 8 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 12 53 49 6 12 2 1 0 5 1 0 3 10 .245 .288 .327 .615 16 1 0 1 0 0
2 WS 12 53 49 6 12 2 1 0 5 1 0 3 10 .245 .288 .327 .615 16 1 0 1 0 0

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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 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)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1916 NL  4.8 (10th)
1917 NL  9.9 (1st)
1918 NL  5.4 (3rd)
1919 NL  6.8 (4th)
1920 NL  9.6 (2nd)
1921 NL  10.8 (1st)
1922 NL  10.0 (1st)
1923 NL  6.7 (3rd)
1924 NL  12.1 (1st)
1925 NL  10.1 (1st)
1926 NL  4.5 (10th)
1927 NL  10.1 (1st)
1928 NL  8.8 (2nd)
1929 NL  10.4 (1st)
1931 NL  5.2 (8th)
Career  127.0 (12th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1916 NL  4.8 (6th)
1917 NL  9.9 (1st)
1918 NL  5.4 (1st)
1919 NL  6.8 (1st)
1920 NL  9.6 (1st)
1921 NL  10.8 (1st)
1922 NL  10.0 (1st)
1923 NL  6.7 (2nd)
1924 NL  12.1 (1st)
1925 NL  10.1 (1st)
1926 NL  4.5 (6th)
1927 NL  10.1 (1st)
1928 NL  8.8 (1st)
1929 NL  10.4 (1st)
1931 NL  5.2 (5th)
Career  127.0 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1916 NL  5.6 (1st)
1917 NL  7.7 (1st)
1918 NL  4.2 (4th)
1919 NL  5.9 (1st)
1920 NL  9.0 (1st)
1921 NL  9.9 (1st)
1922 NL  11.2 (1st)
1923 NL  6.6 (1st)
1924 NL  11.5 (1st)
1925 NL  10.2 (1st)
1926 NL  4.2 (5th)
1927 NL  8.9 (1st)
1928 NL  10.0 (1st)
1929 NL  9.4 (1st)
1931 NL  5.0 (5th)
Career  121.6 (10th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1917 NL  3.5 (2nd)
1918 NL  2.1 (2nd)
1919 NL  1.5 (6th)
1921 NL  1.3 (6th)
1924 NL  1.1 (10th)
1927 NL  1.8 (4th)
1929 NL  1.6 (4th)
Career  13.9 (119th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1916 NL  .313 (4th)
1917 NL  .327 (2nd)
1919 NL  .318 (2nd)
1920 NL  .370 (1st)
1921 NL  .397 (1st)
1922 NL  .401 (1st)
1923 NL  .384 (1st)
1924 NL  .424 (1st)
1925 NL  .403 (1st)
1927 NL  .361 (2nd)
1928 NL  .387 (1st)
1929 NL  .380 (3rd)
1931 NL  .331 (7th)
Career  .358 (2nd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1916 NL  .369 (6th)
1917 NL  .385 (2nd)
1919 NL  .384 (3rd)
1920 NL  .431 (1st)
1921 NL  .458 (1st)
1922 NL  .459 (1st)
1923 NL  .459 (1st)
1924 NL  .507 (1st)
1925 NL  .489 (1st)
1926 NL  .388 (10th)
1927 NL  .448 (1st)
1928 NL  .498 (1st)
1929 NL  .459 (2nd)
1931 NL  .421 (1st)
Career  .434 (8th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1916 NL  .444 (4th)
1917 NL  .484 (1st)
1918 NL  .416 (3rd)
1919 NL  .430 (5th)
1920 NL  .559 (1st)
1921 NL  .639 (1st)
1922 NL  .722 (1st)
1923 NL  .627 (1st)
1924 NL  .696 (1st)
1925 NL  .756 (1st)
1927 NL  .586 (2nd)
1928 NL  .632 (1st)
1929 NL  .679 (1st)
1931 NL  .574 (2nd)
Career  .577 (11th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1916 NL  .814 (5th)
1917 NL  .868 (1st)
1918 NL  .764 (7th)
1919 NL  .814 (2nd)
1920 NL  .990 (1st)
1921 NL  1.097 (1st)
1922 NL  1.181 (1st)
1923 NL  1.086 (1st)
1924 NL  1.203 (1st)
1925 NL  1.245 (1st)
1927 NL  1.035 (1st)
1928 NL  1.130 (1st)
1929 NL  1.139 (1st)
1931 NL  .996 (1st)
Career  1.010 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1919 NL  138 (7th)
1921 NL  154 (1st)
1922 NL  154 (7th)
1927 NL  155 (1st)
1929 NL  156 (1st)
Career  2,259 (119th)

At Bats s c a p y
1919 NL  512 (9th)
1920 NL  589 (9th)
1921 NL  592 (10th)
1922 NL  623 (5th)
Career  8,173 (126th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1919 NL  577 (8th)
1920 NL  660 (8th)
1921 NL  674 (10th)
1922 NL  704 (5th)
1924 NL  642 (6th)
1927 NL  684 (4th)
1929 NL  712 (4th)
Career  9,480 (113th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1917 NL  86 (4th)
1920 NL  96 (4th)
1921 NL  131 (1st)
1922 NL  141 (1st)
1924 NL  121 (1st)
1925 NL  133 (2nd)
1926 NL  96 (8th)
1927 NL  133 (1st)
1928 NL  99 (9th)
1929 NL  156 (1st)
Career  1,579 (52nd)

Hits s c a p y
1916 NL  155 (9th)
1917 NL  171 (7th)
1919 NL  163 (2nd)
1920 NL  218 (1st)
1921 NL  235 (1st)
1922 NL  250 (1st)
1924 NL  227 (1st)
1925 NL  203 (4th)
1927 NL  205 (4th)
1928 NL  188 (8th)
1929 NL  229 (3rd)
Career  2,930 (36th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1916 NL  220 (9th)
1917 NL  253 (1st)
1919 NL  220 (2nd)
1920 NL  329 (1st)
1921 NL  378 (1st)
1922 NL  450 (1st)
1924 NL  373 (1st)
1925 NL  381 (1st)
1927 NL  333 (2nd)
1928 NL  307 (6th)
1929 NL  409 (1st)
Career  4,712 (32nd)

Doubles s c a p y
1917 NL  24 (10th)
1920 NL  44 (1st)
1921 NL  44 (1st)
1922 NL  46 (1st)
1923 NL  32 (9th)
1924 NL  43 (1st)
1925 NL  41 (4th)
1926 NL  34 (7th)
1927 NL  32 (7th)
1928 NL  42 (3rd)
1929 NL  47 (2nd)
1931 NL  37 (8th)
Career  541 (31st)

Triples s c a p y
1916 NL  15 (2nd)
1917 NL  17 (1st)
1918 NL  11 (5th)
1920 NL  20 (2nd)
1921 NL  18 (1st)
1922 NL  14 (5th)
1924 NL  14 (6th)
Career  169 (25th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1917 NL  8 (3rd)
1918 NL  5 (4th)
1919 NL  8 (4th)
1920 NL  9 (6th)
1921 NL  21 (2nd)
1922 NL  42 (1st)
1923 NL  17 (5th)
1924 NL  25 (2nd)
1925 NL  39 (1st)
1926 NL  11 (7th)
1927 NL  26 (3rd)
1928 NL  21 (5th)
1929 NL  39 (3rd)
1931 NL  16 (7th)
Career  301 (136th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1917 NL  66 (9th)
1918 NL  60 (8th)
1919 NL  71 (2nd)
1920 NL  94 (1st)
1921 NL  126 (1st)
1922 NL  152 (1st)
1924 NL  94 (7th)
1925 NL  143 (1st)
1926 NL  93 (6th)
1927 NL  125 (3rd)
1928 NL  94 (10th)
1929 NL  149 (3rd)
1931 NL  90 (9th)
Career  1,584 (37th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1919 NL  48 (8th)
1920 NL  60 (4th)
1921 NL  60 (6th)
1922 NL  65 (7th)
1924 NL  89 (1st)
1925 NL  83 (2nd)
1926 NL  61 (6th)
1927 NL  86 (1st)
1928 NL  107 (1st)
1929 NL  87 (4th)
1931 NL  56 (10th)
Career  1,038 (102nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1916 NL  63 (9th)
1918 NL  43 (6th)
1919 NL  41 (9th)
1920 NL  50 (7th)
1921 NL  48 (8th)
1922 NL  50 (4th)
1929 NL  65 (2nd)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1922 NL  17 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1916 NL  117 (10th)
1917 NL  122 (9th)
1919 NL  131 (2nd)
1920 NL  145 (5th)
1921 NL  152 (3rd)
1922 NL  148 (10th)
1924 NL  145 (3rd)
1927 NL  138 (7th)
1929 NL  135 (9th)
Career  1,919 (61st)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1916 NL  151 (2nd)
1917 NL  169 (1st)
1918 NL  137 (6th)
1919 NL  150 (1st)
1920 NL  185 (1st)
1921 NL  191 (1st)
1922 NL  207 (1st)
1923 NL  187 (1st)
1924 NL  222 (1st)
1925 NL  210 (1st)
1927 NL  175 (1st)
1928 NL  202 (1st)
1929 NL  178 (1st)
1931 NL  163 (1st)
Career  175 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1916 NL  80 (4th)
1917 NL  96 (1st)
1918 NL  60 (10th)
1919 NL  83 (2nd)
1920 NL  136 (1st)
1921 NL  167 (1st)
1922 NL  202 (1st)
1923 NL  118 (3rd)
1924 NL  183 (1st)
1925 NL  185 (1st)
1926 NL  95 (7th)
1927 NL  148 (2nd)
1928 NL  153 (1st)
1929 NL  188 (1st)
Career  2,045 (17th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1916 NL  29 (4th)
1917 NL  41 (1st)
1918 NL  18 (7th)
1919 NL  32 (1st)
1920 NL  65 (1st)
1921 NL  78 (1st)
1922 NL  96 (1st)
1923 NL  55 (1st)
1924 NL  98 (1st)
1925 NL  88 (1st)
1927 NL  64 (1st)
1928 NL  81 (1st)
1929 NL  76 (1st)
1931 NL  35 (5th)
Career  881 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1916 NL  3.3 (4th)
1917 NL  4.7 (1st)
1918 NL  2.0 (7th)
1919 NL  3.5 (1st)
1920 NL  6.9 (1st)
1921 NL  7.5 (1st)
1922 NL  8.9 (1st)
1923 NL  5.2 (1st)
1924 NL  9.4 (1st)
1925 NL  7.9 (1st)
1927 NL  6.2 (1st)
1928 NL  7.6 (1st)
1929 NL  6.7 (1st)
1931 NL  3.3 (5th)
Career  85.6 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1917 NL  49 (3rd)
1918 NL  35 (3rd)
1920 NL  73 (1st)
1921 NL  83 (1st)
1922 NL  102 (1st)
1923 NL  59 (4th)
1924 NL  82 (1st)
1925 NL  90 (1st)
1926 NL  50 (9th)
1927 NL  67 (3rd)
1928 NL  70 (5th)
1929 NL  94 (1st)
1931 NL  54 (10th)
Career  1,011 (34th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1917 NL  220 (5th)
1919 NL  218 (2nd)
1920 NL  281 (1st)
1921 NL  302 (1st)
1922 NL  316 (1st)
1924 NL  318 (1st)
1925 NL  288 (2nd)
1926 NL  228 (8th)
1927 NL  295 (2nd)
1928 NL  296 (2nd)
1929 NL  317 (2nd)
Career  4,016 (44th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1916 NL  .758 (3rd)
1917 NL  .796 (1st)
1918 NL  .689 (7th)
1919 NL  .738 (1st)
1920 NL  .836 (1st)
1921 NL  .845 (1st)
1922 NL  .864 (1st)
1923 NL  .837 (1st)
1924 NL  .895 (1st)
1925 NL  .883 (1st)
1927 NL  .812 (1st)
1928 NL  .855 (1st)
1929 NL  .823 (1st)
1931 NL  .787 (1st)
Career  .815 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1919 NL  7 (3rd)
1921 NL  7 (2nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1925 NL  16 (7th)
1927 NL  26 (5th)
1928 NL  25 (5th)
1929 NL  22 (5th)
Career  216 (69th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1917 NL  10.9 (2nd)
1918 NL  6.2 (9th)
1919 NL  10.9 (2nd)
1920 NL  10.3 (4th)
1921 NL  16.1 (2nd)
1922 NL  24.2 (1st)
1927 NL  13.4 (4th)
Career  186.4 (102nd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1917 NL  65.4 (4th)
1918 NL  83.2 (4th)
1919 NL  64.0 (4th)
1920 NL  65.4 (8th)
1921 NL  28.2 (2nd)
1922 NL  14.8 (1st)
1923 NL  24.9 (4th)
1924 NL  21.4 (2nd)
1925 NL  12.9 (1st)
1926 NL  47.9 (9th)
1927 NL  21.8 (4th)
1928 NL  23.1 (6th)
1929 NL  15.4 (4th)
1931 NL  22.3 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
Career  5,526 (228th)

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)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 125 (3), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 329 (10), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 350 (9), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 76 (6), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (1st), 127.0 career WAR/73.5 7yr-peak WAR/100.2 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1915 19 St. Louis Cardinals $1,200 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, p. 27 $200 for last month of 1915 season, pro-rated
1916 20 St. Louis Cardinals $2,000 ? 12/25/41 TSN; C. Alexander at 28.
1917 21 St. Louis Cardinals $3,000 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby at 37; BJHA 12/25/41 TSN says $6,000
1918 22 St. Louis Cardinals $4,000 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, p. 42 BJHA says $3,000
1919 23 St. Louis Cardinals $4,000 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, p. 42 BJHA says $3,000; 12/25/41 TSN says $15,000(!)
1920 24 St. Louis Cardinals $5,000 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, p. 55 BJHA says $4,000; 12/25/41 TSN says 3 yrs. at 15K!
1921 25 St. Louis Cardinals $11,000 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, p. 64 12/25/41 TSN: 3 yrs. 1920-22 at $15K per!
1922 26 St. Louis Cardinals $18,500 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, p. 70 BJHA says $18,000; 12/25/41 BJHA says $30,000(!)
1923 27 St. Louis Cardinals $18,500 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, p. 70 12/25/41 TSN and BJHA: $18,000
1925 29 St. Louis Cardinals $33,333 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, p. 92 BJHA says $18,000; 12/25/41 TSN: 1924-26 $30K per
1926 30 St. Louis Cardinals $33,333 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, p. 92 12/25/41 TSN and BJHA: $30,000
1927 31 New York Giants $36,500 ? C. Alexander at 127 Plus $500 as captain. 12/25/41 TSN: $36,000
1928 32 Boston Braves $40,000 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, p. 144 Plus $600 as captain. 12/25/41 TSN: $38,000
1929 33 Chicago Cubs $40,000 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, p. 148
1930 34 Chicago Cubs $40,000 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, p. 148
1931 35 Chicago Cubs $40,000 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, p. 148 Player-manager
1932 36 Chicago Cubs $40,000 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, p. 148 Player-manager
1933 37 St. Louis Cardinals $15,000 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby 182 To Browns midseason as manager; 12/25/41 TSN $33K
1934 38 St. Louis Browns $15,000 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby 188 Signed in late 1933; player/manager
1935 39 St. Louis Browns $15,000 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby 188 Signed in late 1933; player/manager
1936 40 St. Louis Browns $18,000 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby 200 Player/manager
1937 41 St. Louis Browns $18,333 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby 200 Player/manager; replaced 1936-38 deal
1938 42 St. Louis Browns $18,333 ? C. Alexander, Rogers Hornsby 200 Player/manager; released before season
Career to date (may be incomplete)$470,032
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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