>In 23 years of big-league baseball, he averaged .358 at batan 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...