Luis Arajuez (Miami Marlins) is going for the dream 4-for-4.
The outfielder went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBIs, two runs scored and a triple while batting leadoff against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday (Aug. 28).
Arajuez has a 10-game hitting streak and is batting .399. He has reached base in 74 of Miami’s 80 games this season with 113 hits, three home runs, 38 RBIs, 36 runs scored and a .945 OPS. He leads the National League in batting average. Second place Ronald Acuna (Atlanta Braves) is batting .330.
Araúez is currently on pace for a .400 batting average. The last player in the major leagues to hit .400 with regular at-bats was Hall of Famer Ted Williams. Williams last batted .406 in 1941.
He was batting .397 with 96 hits when his team played 80 games. Araez currently has a higher batting average than Williams.먹튀검증
According to MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, “If people were to predict a batting champion this season, it would be Arajuez. “It’s going to be harder to hit .400 right now than at any other time in baseball history. “It’s going to be harder than any other time in baseball history, but he’s getting close.
Araújo said that while hitting .400 is difficult, it’s not impossible. “Baseball is hard. It’s hard to hit .400. But it’s not impossible. I want to get a hit every at-bat.”
Araújo won the American League batting title last season with the Minnesota Twins, hitting .316 with eight home runs, 49 RBIs, 88 runs scored and a .795 OPS in 173 at-bats. This season, he leads the National League in batting average. If Araúez wins the batting title, he will become the first player since 1900 to win back-to-back American League and National League batting titles.