Baseball's 'Rajah' Gets His Due
Larry Eldridge. Larry Eldridge is for At&T Interchange On-line Network, The Christian Science Monitor
ROGERS HORNS BYLN:A BIOGRAPHY By Charles C. Alexander Henry Holt 366 pp., $27.50 His .358 lifetime average is second only to Ty Cobb's .366, his .424 mark in 1924 is unmatched in this century, and he is generally acknowledged as the greatest right-handed hitter ever to play the game. Baseball aficionados know all this and more about Rogers Hornsby, and so did the general public in his heyday, when he won several National League batting titles and was that circuit's principal answer to Cobb and Babe Ruth. But while they and others have been immortalized via print and film, "the Rajah" and his feats have been left pretty much to serious fans and historians. Now in this excellent …
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Publication information: Article title: Baseball's 'Rajah' Gets His Due. Contributors: Larry Eldridge. Larry Eldridge is for At&T Interchange On-line Network - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 19, 1995. Page number: 14. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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