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Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

First Triple Crown

October 1, 1922

 

— Greatest Moments —

 
First Triple Crown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 17, 2020
1. First Triple Crown Marker
Inscription.  Rogers Hornsby led the league with 42 home runs, 152 runs batted in, and a .401 batting average and became the Redbirds' first-ever Triple Crown winner.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Cardinals Greatest Moments ⚾️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 37.342′ N, 90° 11.666′ W. Marker is in Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on South 8th Street (Old U.S. 66) south of Spruce Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Clark Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First No-Hitter (here, next to this marker); First Harvest (here, next to this marker); Bottomley's 12 RBI's (here, next to this marker); Birds on the Bat (here, next to this marker); Second Triple Crown (here, next to this marker); St. Louis on Top (here, next to this marker); Taking the Lead (a few steps from this marker); Sportsman's Park (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Additional keywords.
Rogers Hornsby image. Click for full size.
By Fotograms, NYC / Public domain, 1922
2. Rogers Hornsby
1922 was one of the most productive seasons of Hornsby's career. He would also be a Triple Crown winner in 1925.
baseball, Major League Baseball, St. Louis Cardinals
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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Nov. 26, 2020