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