"People ask me what I do in the winter when there's no baseball," said legendary Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby
, a Most Valuable Player with the Cubs in 1929.
. Mike Mitchell Jersey Drafted fifth overall by the Buffalo Sabres, Barrasso made the move directly from high school to the NHL, and remains the only goalie ever to play the NHL without playing college or hockey.
Packed with more than 150 photos, Chicago's Big Teams is the most comprehensive book on the best of Chicago's professional sports teams and includes profiles of Harry Caray; Eddie Collins; George Connor; Glenn Hall; Rogers Hornsby
; Bo Jackson; Jerry Krause; Keith Magnuson; Joakim Noah; Brian Piccolo; Pierre Pilote; Ed Reulbach; Dennis Rodman; Ryne Sandberg; Ron Santo; Jerry Sloan; Buddy Ryan; and Nolan Ryan.
Their ownership claim is secured by 125 images of more top-shelf players such as Rogers Hornsby
, Lefty Gomez, Jimmie Foxx and Mickey Cochrane.
2002 -- Luis Castillo tied Rogers Hornsby
's 80-year-old record for the longest hitting streak by a second baseman, beating out a dribbler to the pitcher in the sixth inning to make it 33 games in a row, in a 2-1 Florida win over Cleveland.
The three were all eventual Hall of Famers: George Sisler and Ty Cobb in the American League and Rogers Hornsby
in the National League.
Joe McCarthy, Rogers Hornsby
, "Hack" Wilson, Gabby Hartnett, Kiki Cuyler, and Grover Cleveland Alexander all are profiled by Ehrgott.
Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Rogers Hornsby
and Lou Gehrig are among the other immortals who boast a Triple Crown on their resume (Williams and Hornsby actually did it twice during their amazing careers).
Williams was particularly pleased to have Rogers Hornsby
working with the Millers as a batting instructor.
The All-Star Hall of Fame Team Salary Hall Player Position Team Year of Fame Lou Gehrig First Base New York Yankees 1935 1939 Rogers Hornsby
Second Base St.
Who was the greatest pure hitter of all time--Ty Cobb, Ted Williams or Rogers Hornsby
? Is Barry Bonds truly to be regarded as the best home-run hitter of all time--better than Ruth or Marls or Aaron--what with the controversy over steroid use?
Maybe he was and maybe he wasn't, but you cannot compare a singles hitter with a giant in the tradition of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Rogers Hornsby