Today in Baseball History – January 4th

Today in Baseball History – January 4th

January 4, 1942

Rogers Hornsby received 78% of the vote and was elected to the Hall of Fame becoming the 14th player. Horsby won the triple crown twice (1922 & 1925) joining Ted Williams as the only one to do that.

Hornsby’s lifetime batting average of .358 is second only to that of Ty Cobb. He batted .400 or better three times and is the only person to ever his .400 and hit 40 home runs in the same season (1922).

Born on this day:

1976 Ted Lilly

About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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