Joe Mauer won the 2009 American League batting championship, hitting.365, which set a record for the highest batting average by a catcher, surpassing the .362 of Bill Dickey in 1936 and Mike Piazza in 1997. The batting title was Mauer's third in the last four seasons.
Bubbles Hargrave's Batting Title
The only other catchers to win a batting title are Bubbles Hargrave and Ernie Lombardi, both of whom played a long, long time ago.
Hargrave's batting championship had an interesting twist.
In 1926, Hargrave had 365 plate appearances, 326 official at bats, and 115 hits, for a .353 batting average.
His Cincinnati teammate, outfielder Rube Bressler, hit .357, and until late in December, many thought that Bressler was the batting champion.
The problem was that Bressle ...
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Article written by Harold Friend