Roger Hornsby Hit Over .400 Three Times In His Career

Published on April 13th, 2023 2:34 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

The all-time great baseball player, with outstanding numbers, Rogers Hornsby. When people talk about the greatest hitters of all time, Ty Cobb is usually at the top of the list.

This is for good reason, as Cobb finished his career with 4,189 hits and a career batting average of .366.

Roger Hornsby, however, is usually left out of the discussion, though you can easily make the argument that Hornsby is the second greatest hitter of all time, ahead of the likes of Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig and others.

Hornsby, who played for 23 seasons, finished his career with 2,930 hits and a career batting average of .358, just behind Ty Cobb.


Over the course of his storied career, Roger Hornsby hit over .400 a total of three times.

In 1922, Hornsby hit .401.

In 1924, Hornsby hit .424.

In 1925, at the age of 29, Hornsby hit .403.

In addition, there were three more years in which Hornsby very nearly broke .400 again. In 1921, he hit .397, in 1923, he hit .384, and in 1928 he hit .387.

Unlike Ty Cobb, Hornsby was able to maintain a high batting average while also hitting for power. Hornsby managed to hit 42 home runs in 1922, and nearly broke the 40 home run mark twice more.

Hornsby would break the 140 RBI mark three times in his career, including in 1925 when he hit 39 home runs for 143 RBIs.

Hornsby was an absolute menace at the plate and was extremely hard to get out, as his career OBP was .434.


Roger Hornsby is a name that people rarely talk about when it comes to the all-time greats in the game of baseball, but he definitely deserves a spot in the conversation.

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