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hawkjt
06-20-2006, 01:18 PM
that is a guest on the Score every week (Jon Duwan?)just said that Pablo is the first player since 1894 to have an average of .438 or higher after 80 at bats.

Can this be true? Didnt guys actually finish the season with higher averages than .438? Maybe they got hot later, I suppose.

Just seems a little unlikely. If true- Pablo is having a pretty good season.

Will he start tonite against Mulder? I would think so.

soxruleEP
06-20-2006, 02:09 PM
The highest averages for batting champions are AL: Nap Lajoe in 1901--.422 and NL: Rogers Hornsby in 1924--.424.

Ty Cobb also hit over .420 once.

I want Mags back
06-20-2006, 02:15 PM
How many AB's do you need to be elegable (that doesnt look right, oh well) for the batting title?

I want Mags back
06-20-2006, 02:18 PM
never mind- I found it - You nedd 3.1 plate appearances per game

Chez
06-20-2006, 02:33 PM
never mind- I found it - You nedd 3.1 plate appearances per game

An interesting twist on that "requirement." If the batting average leader has fewer than 504 plate appearances, yet would still be the leader if you re-compute his average after giving him outs for every appearance short of 504 (e.g. give him 8 outs if he had 496 plate appearances), then he is still the batting average champion despite having fewer than the required number of plate appearances. I believe this happened to Rod Carew in the late '60's.

I want Mags back
06-21-2006, 11:35 AM
wow. I learn something knew every day