Rogers Hornsby

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Rogers Hornsby (April 27, 1896 in Winters, Texas - January 5, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois), nicknamed "The Rajah", was a Major League Baseball second baseman and manager.


  • Well, I wasn't making any progress trying to talk to him.
    • When someone asked him why he had just punched someone in the face during an argument.
  • Baseball is my life, the only thing I know and can talk about. My only interest.
  • People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
  • I have never been a yes man.
  • I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.

About Rogers Hornsby

  • Son, when you pitch a strike, Mr. Hornsby will let you know.
    • Umpire Bill Klem, responding to complaints from a young pitcher who thought that some of his pitches to Hornsby were strikes although Klem had called them as balls (possibly apocryphal).

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