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This Day in Baseball: Rogers Hornsby Sets NL Homerun Record

By Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

On September 24, 1922, Cardinals outfielder Rogers Hornsby hit two home runs off Giant hurlers — one each off brothers Jesse Barnes and Virgil Barnes. The blasts enabled Hornsby to set what was, at the time, the National League record for round-trippers in a season with 42.

This day in baseball: Rogers Hornsby sets NL homerun recordRogers Hornsby, 1921 (public domain)

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