San Francisco Giants:One Hit Wonders (Part Two)

By Gary Oversen
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Rogers Hornsby

Reaching back to the New York days for this one, but it had to be done. This is another perfect one hit wonder. He was already a 6-time batting champion with the St. Louis Cardinals, as well as an MVP award winner. But a contract dispute with the Cardinals ownership led to Rogers Hornsby to leave after they won the championship in 1926. He came to the Giants for Frankie Frisch and Jimmy Ring.

As a New York Giant, Hornsby hit .361 with 26 home runs and 125 runs batted in. He was top 5 in almost every hitting category that year and struck out only 38 times. (Amazingly, Frisch only had 10 strikeouts that year, but only 10 home runs.)

After some questions about gambling came up, owner Charles Stineham decided to trade him to the Boston Braves for Jimmy Welsh and Shanty Hogan.

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