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Portrait of Rogers Hornsby

Rogers Hornsby 2BCardinals

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
23 9475 .358 .434 .577 .000 0
Birth Date4-27-1896
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
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ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1915 SLN 19 18 61 57 5 14 2 0 0 16 2 6 0 2 4 0 2 .246 .271 .281 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 SLN 20 139 550 495 63 155 17 15 6 220 40 63 4 11 65 17 .313 .369 .444 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 SLN 21 145 589 523 86 171 24 17 8 253 45 34 4 17 66 17 .327 .385 .484 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 SLN 22 115 466 416 51 117 19 11 5 173 40 43 3 7 60 8 .281 .349 .416 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 SLN 23 138 577 512 68 163 15 9 8 220 48 41 7 10 71 17 .318 .384 .430 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 SLN 24 149 660 589 96 218 44 20 9 329 60 50 3 8 94 12 15 .370 .431 .559 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1921 SLN 25 154 674 592 131 235 44 18 21 378 60 48 7 15 126 13 13 .397 .458 .639 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1922 SLN 26 154 704 623 141 250 46 14 42 450 65 50 1 15 152 17 12 .401 .459 .722 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1923 SLN 27 107 487 424 89 163 32 10 17 266 55 29 3 5 83 3 7 .384 .459 .627 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 SLN 28 143 640 536 121 227 43 14 25 373 89 32 2 13 94 5 12 .424 .507 .696 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1925 SLN 29 138 605 504 133 203 41 10 39 381 83 39 2 16 143 5 3 .403 .489 .756 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 SLN 30 134 604 527 96 167 34 5 11 244 61 39 0 16 93 3 .317 .388 .463 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 NY1 31 155 684 568 133 205 32 9 26 333 86 38 4 26 125 9 .361 .448 .586 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 BSN 32 140 619 486 99 188 42 7 21 307 107 41 1 25 94 5 .387 .498 .632 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 CHN 33 156 712 602 156 229 47 8 39 409 87 65 1 22 149 2 .380 .459 .679 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 CHN 34 42 120 104 15 32 5 1 2 45 12 12 1 3 18 0 .308 .385 .433 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 CHN 35 100 418 357 64 118 37 1 16 205 56 23 0 5 90 1 .331 .421 .574 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 CHN 36 19 70 58 10 13 2 0 1 18 10 4 2 0 7 0 .224 .357 .310 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 SLA 37 11 11 9 2 3 1 0 1 7 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .455 .778 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 SLN 37 46 97 83 9 27 6 0 2 39 12 6 2 0 21 1 .325 .423 .470 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 SLA 38 24 31 23 2 7 2 0 1 12 7 4 1 0 11 0 0 .304 .484 .522 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 SLA 39 10 27 24 1 5 3 0 0 8 3 6 0 0 3 0 0 .208 .296 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 SLA 40 2 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 SLA 41 20 63 56 7 18 3 0 1 24 7 5 0 0 11 0 0 .321 .397 .429 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career225994758173157929305411693014712103867948216158413564.358.434.577.0000.00.00.0

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1915 SLN MLB 18 61 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 SLN MLB 139 550 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 SLN MLB 145 589 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 SLN MLB 115 466 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 SLN MLB 138 577 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 SLN MLB 149 660 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1921 SLN MLB 154 674 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1922 SLN MLB 154 704 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1923 SLN MLB 107 487 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 SLN MLB 143 640 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1925 SLN MLB 138 605 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 SLN MLB 134 604 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 NY1 MLB 155 684 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 BSN MLB 140 619 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 CHN MLB 156 712 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 CHN MLB 42 120 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 CHN MLB 100 418 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 CHN MLB 19 70 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 SLA MLB 11 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 SLN MLB 46 97 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 SLA MLB 24 31 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 SLA MLB 10 27 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 SLA MLB 2 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 SLA MLB 20 63 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1915 SLN MLB 61 5 14 2 0 0 4 2 6 0 2 .246 .271 .281 .035 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 SLN MLB 550 63 155 17 15 6 65 40 63 17 .313 .369 .444 .131 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 SLN MLB 589 86 171 24 17 8 66 45 34 17 .327 .385 .484 .157 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 SLN MLB 466 51 117 19 11 5 60 40 43 8 .281 .349 .416 .135 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 SLN MLB 577 68 163 15 9 8 71 48 41 17 .318 .384 .430 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 SLN MLB 660 96 218 44 20 9 94 60 50 12 15 .370 .431 .559 .188 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1921 SLN MLB 674 131 235 44 18 21 126 60 48 13 13 .397 .458 .639 .242 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1922 SLN MLB 704 141 250 46 14 42 152 65 50 17 12 .401 .459 .722 .321 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1923 SLN MLB 487 89 163 32 10 17 83 55 29 3 7 .384 .459 .627 .243 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 SLN MLB 640 121 227 43 14 25 94 89 32 5 12 .424 .507 .696 .272 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1925 SLN MLB 605 133 203 41 10 39 143 83 39 5 3 .403 .489 .756 .353 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 SLN MLB 604 96 167 34 5 11 93 61 39 3 .317 .388 .463 .146 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 NY1 MLB 684 133 205 32 9 26 125 86 38 9 .361 .448 .586 .225 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 BSN MLB 619 99 188 42 7 21 94 107 41 5 .387 .498 .632 .245 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 CHN MLB 712 156 229 47 8 39 149 87 65 2 .380 .459 .679 .299 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 CHN MLB 120 15 32 5 1 2 18 12 12 0 .308 .385 .433 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 CHN MLB 418 64 118 37 1 16 90 56 23 1 .331 .421 .574 .244 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 CHN MLB 70 10 13 2 0 1 7 10 4 0 .224 .357 .310 .086 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 SLN MLB 97 9 27 6 0 2 21 12 6 1 .325 .423 .470 .145 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 SLA MLB 11 2 3 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 .333 .455 .778 .444 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 SLA MLB 31 2 7 2 0 1 11 7 4 0 0 .304 .484 .522 .217 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 SLA MLB 27 1 5 3 0 0 3 3 6 0 0 .208 .296 .333 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 SLA MLB 6 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 SLA MLB 63 7 18 3 0 1 11 7 5 0 0 .321 .397 .429 .107 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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BP Unfiltered: Starlin Castro Will Probably Make the Hall of FameSam Miller2012-06-27
The Lineup Card: 10 Most Disappointing Career-Ending InjuriesBaseball Prospectus2012-05-09
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What You Missed: 5/2-5/6Stephani Bee2011-05-06
The BP Broadside: "Paris 1919" with Rogers HornsbySteven Goldman2011-05-03
Wezen-Ball: The History of the "Greatest Living Ballplayer"Larry Granillo2011-03-17
BP Unfiltered: Days 4 & 5 in Cactus CountryChristina Kahrl2011-03-13
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can't we all feel more comfortable with an opening class of 10 of Babe Ruth, Cy Young, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Walter Johnson, Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Honus Wanger?
(Bernard from Jersey City)
That's a great place to start. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Steven, Very sorry to hear about your father being in the hospital again. My best to him and to you. My question: As a Red Sox fan, Cano can't be this good, right? Please say he isn't. You may chalk his production this season up to one or more of the following: 1) how his grandmother's magic beans ended up in his chili, 2) Cano's thievery of a pair of rabbit's feet underoos from Mark Teixeira's locker during spring training, 3) BABIP, LD%, Fly Ball %, or 4) actual skill. I'd prefer it was one of the first two, however. As always, thanks for the chat.
(mattymatty2000 from Portland, OR)
Thanks mm2000. I think he is kind of real. He's probably not a "real" .371 hitter, because Ty Cobb aside, no one is consistent at that level. When Cano slumped at the beginning of May, I thought (and wrote) "Aha, here comes one of his patented low-concentration/swing at anything cold streaks." Instead, he regrouped and hit .336 for the month. Since hitting eight home runs in April he's whacked only five, so the good news for you is that he's apparently not Rogers Hornsby. The really positive thing that has happened here is that you have a player with a tremendous ability to make contact and hit the ball hard who, while not becoming selective by any means, has upped his patience by just enough to eliminate the easy outs he used to make from time to time (or month to month, and in 2008 for a whole season. At 27 he's freakin' peakin'. If he doesn't regress, I see no reason why he can't give us a few more .320 or .330 seasons before he's done. (Steven Goldman)
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)I'm curious about the annual. Did Joe Sheehan contribute? And are the authors cited at the end of team sections so that we know who is writing what? I've always thought it would be nice to know who did what because you have such distinct voices.
(Nick from Manhattan)
Hi, Nick. No, Joe did not contribute. It's not something he had chosen to do in recent years. Consistent with long-standing BP tradition, we still have not by-lined the chapters. As we've said many, many times before (and as I alluded to a couple of answers ago), too many fingers get into each chapter to make that an easy thing to do. Let's talk about the St. Louis Browns chapter in the 1953 Baseball Prospectus annual. I might write the essay and the Rogers Hornsby manager comment. Jay Jaffe might do most of the comments, but as editor I might feel that his Dick Kryhoski comment missed the point, so I might ask him for a redraft or for various reasons (Jay may be skiing in Utah) change it around myself. Then I'll ask Kevin Goldstein to come in and take a look at what we wrote for all the prospects on the team, and in a couple of cases, Kevin might say, "You know, the Joe DeMaestri comment really overestimates his minor-league numbers. I have three scouts who tell me he hits with his eyes closed." So Kevin will rewrite that one. Then Christina will take a look and add her two cents and add and subtract a few more details (sometimes this happens in the opposite order -- she starts, I close). After that, it goes to the publisher's editor, who makes his own comments. Those come back to us, we evaluate them and keep what we can use, and stamp it finished -- at which point they trade the whole roster and Christina and I have to scramble to account for the changes, which causes even more rewriting.

See what I mean? And aren't you sorry you asked? (Steven Goldman)
2008-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)So Joe. We're a month in, and shockingly, the Mets haven't clinched the East yet. Do the Phillies have a shot at 75 wins this year? They've had their best April in recent memory, and have done so without Rollins and Victorino for the last 3 weeks, and with Ryan Howard looking more and more like dead in the water Mo Vaughn. Is it time to possibly start giving them their respect after basically writing them off before the season even started?
(Ryan from Philly)
And with Chase Utley hitting like Rogers Hornsby, and Pat Burrell and Jayson Werth over their heads. It all counts, Ryan. Romero, Lidge and Durbin have a 32/22 K/BB and a collective ERA under 1.00. The Phillies are 15-13, +11, which is basically the team I thought they were. They'll be in the hunt, and probably fall short when the pitching does. Lovely park, though. (Joe Sheehan)


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