Roger Hornsby Elected to the Hall of Fame

On January 4, 1942, the greatest right-handed hitter was elected to the Hall of Fame. Rogers Hornsby won seven batting titles and hit over .402 in three seasons. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross have authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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