Baseballs greatest right-handed hitter, Rogers Hornsby was
the cornerstone of the Cardinals first winning era. He won a total of seven batting
titles, including his 1924 century-best mark of .424. Also a powerful hitter, he led
the league in slugging nine times and home runs twice. He managed the Cardinals to
their first championship in 1926 while still a full-time player. Hornsby lived in St.
Louis even after being traded and was player-manager for the St. Louis Browns from
1933-37. A two-time league MVP and 1942 Hall of Fame inductee, Rogers Hornsby compiled
a National League record .358 career average.
St. Louis Cardinals Chairman Fred Hanser accepted the
award on behalf of Rogers Hornsby.