The batting king who is conquering the NL following the AL, 4G, 12 hits, no bats… Is it possible to hit 40% in 82 years?

Miami Marlins’ Luis Araes (26) has a hot hitting feeling. 

On the 7th (Korean time), in the match against the Kansas City Royals held at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA, Araes started as second baseman and recorded 2 hits, 1 RBI and 2 runs in 4 at-bats. Miami won 6-1. 

Araes, who won the American League batting title last season with a batting average of 3.16 li (173 hits in 547 at-bats), 8 homers, 49 RBIs, and an OPS of .795 in 144 games, moved to Miami through a trade last January. Araes, who continued to hit hard in the National League, collected 12 hits in the last 4 games, raising his batting average from 3.74 to 4.1 (85 hits in 212 bats).

MLB.com, the official major league media, said, “Miami second baseman Araes is chasing history. He achieved the first cycling hit in Miami history and maintained a .400 batting average through June. Since Tet Williams, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame, achieved a .406 batting average in 1941 (.406), no .400 hitter has appeared in either the National League or the American League.” 

MLB.com reported that Araes had the ninth-highest batting average among hitters who had filled the required number of plate appearances in his first 62 games since 1941. The hitter with the highest batting average under that criterion was Larry Walker (.422) in 1997. Walker finished the season with a .366 average (208 hits in 568 at-bats). 

The closest hitter to hit .400 since Ted Williams was Tony Gwynn in 1994. That year he had a batting average of . 39.4 (165 hits in 419 at-bats). It was regrettable that the season ended early due to the players union strike when the sense of hitting reached its peak in the second half of the season. If Gwynn had just three more hits, he could have achieved a .400 batting average. After Gwynn, George Brett (.390) in 1980, Ted Williams (.388) in 1957, and Rod Curlew (.388) in 1977 tried to hit .400, but unfortunately failed. 토토사이트

Also, if Araes wins the National League batting title this season, he will become the first player to win consecutive batting titles in the American and National Leagues since 1900.

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