On October 1, 1988, 1988 – Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres goes 2-for-3 to raise his league-leading batting average to .313 but sustains a hand injury during a 6 – 3 victory over the Houston Astros. Gwynn is the first National League batting champion to win the title with an average below .320. Before Gwynn, Larry Doyle’s .320 average was the lowest.