Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: June 2010
Duration: 11 hours 26 minutes
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.
"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