It's August and a Boston player is currently hitting .397

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spicoli306
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It's August and a Boston player is currently hitting .397

Post by spicoli306 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:08 am

We've never had a .400 season, and I very much doubt Pointer has a chance at .400. However, .350 and above is good enough for Top 20 All-Time and I like his chance of finishing around there. Nick Hendon holds the record with a .383 average from 1951. Willie McGee's 2 .363 seasons (1960 & 1965) deserves respect as well especially since the 1st few years of each Dynasty League (1950-1952) all tended to produce funky extreme stats that weren't reproduced once the league talent became more evenly distributed.

The other big IF is whether Pointer can stay healthy to make it to 3.1 Appearances/Game. He's only managed to qualify in 2 of the 5 seasons he's been a regular starter because of his injuries and D- Health.

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Re: It's August and a Boston player is currently hitting .397

Post by Wookieboy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:28 am

YES I have been watching some....Seattles Dave Bethke started the first half of season with a very nice Bat and Average he has slowed down now but I hope he keeps strong the rest of the season

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Re: It's August and a Boston player is currently hitting .397

Post by spicoli306 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:20 am

2 weeks later:

Pointer's 11th overall in AL OF voting :oops:

So yeah, not such a great finish for Pointer. To be completely honest though, his near .400 average was really the only thing keeping his season special.

As for batting averages, the race for the batting title doesn't even look safe anymore:
With 9 games left:
1. Pointer (.356)
2. ROY Maddison Petit (.345)
and the Houston guys
3. Harnisch (.342)
4. Medeiros (.341)
6. Burks (.330)
7. Thomas (.330)
9. Patterson (.326)

As for #5, Bethke, he looks like he has taken Pointer's spot as the inevitable MVP runner-up to the eventual winner. Runner-up rather because of Cleveland's playoff berth, rather than Bethke having a worse season than Avila. Bethke's come a long way from being an automatic out back in 2019 & 2020. :D

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Re: It's August and a Boston player is currently hitting .397

Post by machoking » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:49 pm

Well done. Congrats on the #2 single season batting avg. .367. That is awesome.

Wookieboy
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Re: It's August and a Boston player is currently hitting .397

Post by Wookieboy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:07 am

Yes congrats... this is great achievement ☺

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