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Sort order. Jun 07, Tim rated it liked it. Solid biography of the former Cardinal among other teams star that doesn't shy away from the negative. Firmly establishes that he was an all-timer and details how the game was played in the '10s, '20s and '30s. Mar 04, Zach Koenig rated it liked it. Well, I did learn quite a bit in terms of rote knowledge, but unfortunately finishing the book become more of a chore than anything after the first pages or so.

One of the major characteristics that author Charles C. Alexander dotes on constantly throughout the book is how blunt of a character Hornsby really was. Perhaps, then, Alexander was trying to match his writing style to his subject, but that only amounted to a book as bland as the words on the page. That being said, I cannot imagine a baseball biography being more thorough or in-depth than this one was. Along with Hornsby's on-field exploits, Alexander also delves heavily into the man's personal marriages, battles with baseball management, and a life-long addiction, of sorts, to the horseracing track.

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Every "i" is dotted and "t" crossed in terms of Hornsby's life. Thus, if you are strictly looking to learn a whole bunch about Rogers Hornsby, then this writing style will be right up your ally.

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If you prefer to be entertained along the way, though, please look elsewhere. Dec 13, Fred rated it liked it Shelves: baseball-and-sports.

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It's hard to write a full biography about a man who did nothing but play baseball and who no one really liked. Hornsby was one of the great hitters of all time. Between he had some of the best hitting seasons in the history of the game. But he was completely focused on baseball all his life.

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He never did anything else, ever, except perhaps bet on horses. He never drank, smoke, read, watched movies, played or talked politics. Zip Code Please enter zip code or country for newsletter signup. The trusted voice in sports straight to your inbox. Hot Clicks, viral videos, pop culture and more. Your destination for all things Swim.

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His average of. The following season he was traded again, to the Boston Braves, for whom he again led the league in batting average in Hornsby was traded for a third time in three years before the season, to the Chicago Cubs. He won another League Award in his first season with the Cubs, and he batted over. His play fell off dramatically in his fouth year with the club, however, and he was released 19 games into the season.