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Ryan Howard leads the NL in home runs and RBIs but is .132 behind Albert Pujols in batting average. What's the most batting average points a player who led his league in home runs and RBIs has ever finished behind his league's leader in batting average? Also, what's the lowest batting average ever by a player in a season that he won MVP?
08-31-08, 09:41 AM
Biggest Batting Avg Difference between HR/RBI Leader & Avg Leader
1925 Bob Meusel .290 Harry Heilman .393 = -.103
1999 Mark Mcgwire .278 Larry Walker .379 = -.101
1961 Roger Maris .269 Norm Cash .361 = -.091
1935 Wally Berger .295 Arky Vaughn .385 = -.089
1922 Ken Williams .332 George Sisler .420 = -.088
Lowest Batting Average by MVP
1944 Marty Marion .267
1961 Roger Maris .269
1972 Johnny Bench .270
1952 Hank Sauer .270
1955 Yogi Berra .272
09-04-08, 06:11 PM
Vida Blue won the AL-MVP with a .118 average in 1971.
09-05-08, 07:18 AM
Yea, I didn't include pitchers.
09-05-08, 11:57 AM
I was mostly being a smart ass but for a number of years Vida Blue was the answer to the trick question of who was the last switch hitter to win the MVP so I just figured I'd post his BA for the year he won the award. There may be other pitchers who had lower averages.
09-05-08, 01:08 PM
Sandy Koufax hit .064 in '63.
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