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Rogers Hornsby | County Tyrone

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Full Name: Rogers Hornsby

Born: April 27, 1896 in Winters, TX

Irish Roots: Tyrone

Family Name: Rogers

Surname Origins: Rogers is an Anglicization of the ancient Gaelic family name O’Ruadhraidh. It means “spear.”

Accomplishments: 

  • 1X World Series Winner
  • 2X NL MVP Award
  • 7X NL Batting Champion
  • 4X NL RBI Leader
  • 2X Homerun Leader

Honors:

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame (1942)

Biography

Rogers Hornsby’s 2x great-grandfather, Joseph Rogers Sr., was born in Cooketown, County Tyrone!