Originally Posted by PeteWard
Didn't Cooper get screwed out of a batting title when an injured George Brett--who did not have enough ABs to qualify-- was "given" ABs at the end of the season by MLB at his current BA to qualify? Early 80's or so?
That happened in 1980 when Brett hit 390. I think Cooper hit 352. But I think your right about the atbats Brett had. I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure MLB changed something so Brett would be able to qualify. He did end up with 515 plate appearances though.