On , December 9 1925 — St. Louis Cardinal player-manager Rogers Hornsby is named the MVP in the National League, gathering 73 out of a possible 80 votes. Hornsby was runner-up in 1924 to Dazzy Vance. A year in which Hornsby had the best offensive season of his amazing career. In 1925, Hornsby became the only player in National League history to win two triple crowns.  In addition to topping the circuit with 39 home runs, 143 runs batted in, and a .403 batting average, the second sacker finished first with a .489 on-base percentage, a .756 slugging percentage, and 381 total bases. Hornsby ended a 5-year run where his average over 5 full seasons was .402. Over those 5 seasons, he leads the NL in hitting, OBP, Slg, OPS, OPS+ every season. Homeruns twice triples once, Runs scored, hits and RBI’s 3 times. His WAR if you are into that was 49.9.

 

 


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