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.
Edgardo Alfonzo of the New York Mets becomes only the fifth player in major league history to hit three home runs while going 6-for-6 in a game
August 30, 1999
Willie McGee becomes the first major league player to win a batting title in a league in which he didn’t finish the season
October 3, 1990
Luke Appling leading American League hitters with a .328 batting average, the lowest since Ty Cobb hit .324 to lead in 1908.
October 1, 1943
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