Rogers Hornsby Signed Letter with Great Baseball Content HOF D.1963 PSA/DNA LOA

Perhaps the game's most proficient right-handed hitter, Rogers Hornsby captured seven batting titles -- including six in a row -- topping .400 three times. A complete player with a fierce passion for the game, Hornsby's .424 mark in 1924 is a National League record for the 20th century and his career average of .359 is the highest ever in the National League. The Rajah, a two-time MVP and two-time Triple Crown winner, was the player-manager of the Cardinals' first World Championship team in 1926 and was the first National League player to hit 300 home runs. He died in 1963 and was elected to the Baseball HOF in 1942.

Offered is a Typed letter signed "Rogers Hornsby," one page, 8.5 x 11, Rogers Hornsby Baseball College letterhead, January 23, 1939. Letter to Floyd Wilke of J. C. College, in part: "Some time ago you made inquiry regarding my Baseball College…Are you planning to attend? You will be interested to know that Gerald Walker, Alphonse Thomas, Lon Warneke, Charlie Berry, and Dave Keefe, as well as other noted baseball stars, will be among the instructors. An important thing to consider is the fact that there will be present at the college the Scouts from the various major and minor leagues throughout the country…That will give you a particular opportunity to get a good offer and make a connection with the league in which you are most interested."

The players mentioned were either former teammates or good friends of Hornsby who were stars in the big leagues in the 1930’s.


Item: 10960

Price: $1,100.00
Rogers Hornsby Signed Letter with Great Baseball Content HOF D.1963 PSA/DNA LOA