Miami Marlins’ Luis Arajes (26) is making history.
Araúez went 1-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in the leadoff spot against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday (Sept. 29).
Araúez, who won the American League batting title last year after batting .547 (173-for-547), arrived in a Miami uniform via trade this offseason.
In 75 games, Arajes is batting .937 with three home runs, 114 RBIs, 39 runs scored, and an OPS of .937, and if he wins the batting title again this year, he will become the first player since 1900 to win back-to-back American League and National League batting titles.
What’s even more impressive is that Araúez is still hitting at nearly a .400 clip more than halfway through the season. With his consistently good hitting pace, Araúez is 3-for-9 through Miami’s first 81 games, almost exactly the same as Ted Williams (Boston) in 1941, who was the last player in the majors to hit .400. Back then, Williams was 3-for-9 (242-for-96) through 81 games and finished the season 4-for-6 (456-for-185).스포츠토토
According to MLB.com, the official site of Major League Baseball, “Miami second baseman Arajes is chasing history. The first player in franchise history to accomplish a cycling hit, Arajes has been talking about hitting .400 all season. “Now, he’s chasing the Hall of Famer’s batting average in the same ballpark where he played,” said Araes.
The highest batting average in a team’s first 81 games under current rules is Larry Walker (.410) in 197. He was followed by John Olerud (.407) in 1993, Rod Curry (.402) in 1983, Rod Curry (.402) in 1977, Andres Galarraga (.400) in 1993, Ted Williams (.397) in 1941, and Araes (.396) in 2023. Of these, Williams is the only one to hit .400.
After Williams, the next player to hit .400 for the most games was George Brett in 1980 (134). Araúez has been hitting at least 4% through the last 25 days before dipping slightly. Fans are eager to see what batting average Arajes will finish the season with.