Rogers Hornsby

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Rogers Hornsby, 2B

 

Career: 1915-37, Cardinals, Cubs, others
Fun fact: Led NL in BA/OBP/SLG each year from 1920-25


As the Cubs lined up their prospects every spring, Hornsby (a batting instructor) delivered a verdict: "You're not going to make it."

To Billy Williams, he said, "You'll be a major leaguer." Great, thought Ron Santo, I'm next to the guy he likes. Then he told Santo, "You'll be a major leaguer." The Hall of Famer picked out two Hall of Famers. -- Steve Wulf

Previous rank: 15