Sport: Immortal No. 27

>In 23 years of big-league baseball, he averaged .358 at bat—an average topped only by Ty Cobb's .367 (for 24 years).

>His lifetime record of 1,582 runs-batted-in is exceeded only by Babe Ruth's 2,209.

>For seven years (six of them in a row), he was the batting champion of the National League.

>Thrice he batted over .400; once (in 1924) batted .424, a modern major-league record.

For these thumping accomplishments Rogers Hornsby, greatest right-handed hitter the game has ever known, was last week elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. In a little red-brick shrine at Cooperstown, N.Y., his...

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