Why Is Rogers Hornsby Important

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Rogers Hornsby Rogers Hornsby was a very important person in the 1920s and 1930s. He played baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs, and the St. Louis Browns. He also managed the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Browns and the Cincinnati Reds. While in his playing years he earned the nickname ¨The Rajah.¨ Lots of people don't really know a lot about Rogers Hornsby. Rogers Hornsby was born to Ed Hornsby and Mary Rogers on April 27th, 1896. Not a lot is know about his childhood or his parents but what they do know is that he was born somewhere near Abilene, Texas. He also had 5 siblings. When he was two his father died of unknown causes so life was hard for him and his family. When He was old enough to work he and his brothers got jobs at a meatpacking company and Rogers got the lucky job as the messenger at 10 years old. He was educated up until 10th grade. He went to Northside high school and played baseball and football there. When he played football there he played with future college football star Bo McMillian. Then after he …show more content…

His first one was Sarah Elizabeth Martin on September 23, 1918. They had a kid named Rogers Hornsby Jr. They later got divorced and Sarah took custody of the kid. Later in life Rogers Hornsby Jr. died of a plane crash in 1949. His second wife was Jeanette Pennington Hine. They began seeing in 1922 but didn't get married February 24, 1924. Rogers and Jeanette both divorced with their previous wife and husband at the same time so they could be together. They had a son named Billy on June 2, 1925. Billy played baseball as well, but never made it to the major leagues. Jeanette and him also slowly grew apart in 1944 and Rogers started seeing another girl named Bernadette Harris. They were a couple until 1948 when Bernadette Harris committed suicide by jumping out of a three story on September 7,

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