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Rogers Hornsby

Test your baseball knowledge of Rogers Hornsby.  Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) Rogers Hornsby was born on April 27, 1896 in Winters, Texas.  What was his nickname?

  • “Horn man”
  • “King of the Cowboys”
  • “Roy”
  • "The Rajah"

2) His batting average for the 1924 season was .424, a mark that no player since has matched.

  • True or False?

3) His career batting average is the highest in National League history, and also the highest in major league history for any right-handed hitter.  What is his career batting average?

  • .358
  • .368
  • .378
  • .388

4) At 19 years-old, he make his MLB debut on September 10, 1915.  Who was the team?

  • Boston Braves
  • Chicago Cubs
  • New York Giants
  • St. Louis Cardinals

5) What position did Hornsby play?

  • Catcher
  • Centerfield
  • First base
  • Second base

6) What year was NOT a year Hornsby hit over .400?

  • 1921
  • 1922
  • 1924
  • 1925

7) How many times did Hornsby win the National League Triple Crown (home runs, runs batted in, and batting average)?

  • 2x
  • 4x
  • 6x
  • 8x

8) He won the NL MVP in 1925 and 1929.

  • True or False?

9) He made his last MLB appearance on July 10, 1937.  Who was the team he played for?

  • New York Yankees
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • St. Louis Browns
  • St. Louis Cardinals

10) From 1925 to the end of his playing career, for most of the time, Hornsby was a player/manager.  In 1952, who hired him to manager his team and was fired after 51 games?

  • Buddy Baker
  • Tom Coughlin
  • Ernie Hayes
  • Bill Veeck Jr.

11) Hornsby died in 1963 of a heart attack after cataract surgery.

  • True or False?

12) He was Rogers Hornsby buried?

  • Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
  • Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California
  • Hornsby Bend Cemetery, Austin, Texas

Check Your Answers

Rogers Hornsby [Answers]

  1. "The Rajah"
  2. True
  3. .358
  4. St. Louis Cardinals
  5. Second base
  6. 1921
  7. 2x
  8. True
  9. St. Louis Browns
  10. Bill Veeck Jr.
  11. True
  12. Hornsby Bend Cemetery, Austin, Texas

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