Miami Marlins infielder Luis Araes (24) kept his batting average at .400.
On the 25th (Korean time), in a home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates held at Londippo Park, Florida, USA, Araes started as the second batter and first baseman안전놀이터, recording 1 hit in 3 at-bats, 2 walks, 2 RBIs and 1 run. Araes’ season batting average, which contributed to the team’s 4-3 victory, slightly decreased from 0.402 to 0.401 (110 hits in 274 at-bats), but maintained a .400 batting average that drew attention. 0.401 ranks first overall in the big leagues, far ahead of Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves, 0.328).
The last 40% hitter in MLB history was Ted Williams in 1941. Williams’ batting average that year was 0.406 (185 hits in 456 at-bats). Since then, numerous hitters have challenged the .40 batting average, but all have fallen short.
The match against Pittsburgh on the 25th was Miami’s 78th game of the season. According to MLB.com, the MLB official website, the highest batting average in the 78th game of the season since 1941 was 0.408 by Larry Walker (then Colorado Rockies) in 1997. Following this, Rod Curyu (then Minnesota Twins, 0.407) in 1977, John Olerud (then the Toronto Blue Jays, 0.405) in 1993, and Andres Gallaraga (then the Colorado Rockies, 0.403) in 1993 are named. Araes’ 0.401 ranks sixth in the division. The last time he maintained a batting average of .400 after Williams was George Brett (then Kansas City Royals) in 1980 in 134 games.
A native of Venezuela, Araes made his big league debut in 2019 with the Minnesota Twins. From his first season, he boasted formidable contact ability with a batting average of 0.334 (109 hits in 326 at-bats). Last year, a difference of four years, he recorded a batting average of 0.316 (173 hits in 547 at-bats) in 144 games, and became the American League (AL) batting king. In January, he wore a Miami uniform in a trade that included starting pitcher Pablo Lopez, and has been boasting a tremendous sense of hitting since the first season of the transfer. His batting average for the month of June came to 0.447. Araes’ career batting average in the big leagues is 0.328.