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SLP2000082011- 20 AUGUST 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Relatives of the St. Louis Cardinals' great second baseman Rogers Hornsby, look on during a ceremony at Busch Stadium, prior to a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies, August 20. A life like statue of Hornsby was unveiled outside Busch Stadium earlier in the day, while this tabletop scale was shown inside the park for the fans to see. Looking on is (L to R) great grandsons Rogers Hornsby III, Brad Hornsby and great granddaughter Terry Hornsby Hunt. Hornsby played for St. Louis in the 1920's, batting .424 in 1924. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Rogers Hornsby, Sr. (April 27, 1896 – January 5, 1963) was an American Major League Baseball infielder, manager, and coach. Nicknamed "The Rajah", he played 23 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals (1915–1926, 1933), New York Giants (1927), Boston Braves (1928), Chicago Cubs (1929–1932), and St. Louis Browns (1933–1937). Hornsby accumulated 2,930 hits, 301 home runs, and a .358 batting average during his career, was named the National League's Most Valuable Player (MVP) two times, and was a member of one World Series championship team.

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