In the 1920s Rogers Hornsby was the National League's foremost star, its biggest since Honus Wagner, and its principal answer to the American League's Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb. He was a seven-time National League batting champion, and his 1924 average remains the major-league high for this century. From his Texas childhood until his death in 1962, Hornsby lived his entire life in the world of baseball, building a legend through his remarkable involvement in every phase of the sport. His career as a player, manager, and instructor was spectacular in its unpredictability, and the story of his life chronicles the golden age of baseball.More
"The absorbing biography of...the man once heralded as 'baseball's greatest right-handed hitter.'" (Sports Illustrated)
"The long-overdue study of one of baseball's most important and most enigmatic figures....Anyone seriously interested in the history of baseball...will want to add this soundly researched and very readable volume to his library." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
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Revealing and tragic.
- Amazon Customer
Job Well Done
It is up there for sports biographies. I learned a lot about Hornsby and was amazed to find out he was a total jerk.
This is comparable to other well written books about Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb, or Honus Wagner.
I thought the narrator did a great job being Hornsby.
Yes, but was unable to.
Not sure why some people scorched this book in their reviews. It was a solid job.
- Morgan Stephens