203 qualifying players have batting averages of at least.300 as of August 13, 2020. Another ten scored.299, but the average was.300. Everyone from **John Kruk**, a 10-year veteran who batted.302, to Tigers icon Ty Cobb, who hit an MLB-record.366 is on the list. Miguel Cabrera leads a group of about 300 people. He's hitting.333 this season.

- How many MLB players have a career batting average of over 300?
- What was the highest batting average of Ty Cobb?
- What are the top 10 batting averages of all time?
- How many hits does the average baseball player get per year?
- Who are the only baseball players to bat over 400 times?
- What is the average baseball hit?

Ty Cobb (1905–1928) holds the record for the greatest career batting average of.366. Hugh Duffy's batting average for a season in the dead ball era was.4397 in 1894. (age 27). Ted Williams (age 22) earned the greatest modern-era season average of.406 in 1941.

Ty Cobb, an outfielder who retired in 1928, holds **the greatest batting average** in Major League Baseball (MLB) history.

Ted Williams, the last player to bat.400 in a season, is tied for ninth on **the all-time lifetime BA list**. Babe Ruth's career.342 average is ninth on the list. To be eligible for the list, a player must have at least 3,000 plate appearances. In terms of **career batting average**, rank among the elite batters. A tie is indicated by a blank field.

Baseball's Career Batting Leaders

MLB Career Batting Leaders – Batting Average | ||
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PLAYER | BA | |

1 | Ty Cobb | .366 |

2 | Rogers Hornsby | .358 |

3 | Joe Jackson | .356 |

This equates to 1,407 hits per team. Divided by the 9 positions in the lineup, you receive 156 hits per player. Of course, very few people play all 162 games. Take the overall.255 batting average and multiply it by 500 at-bats each starting hitter to get an average of 127.5 hits per player. This is close to what you found: 156 hits per player.

Now, let's say you want to know how many runs **a typical baseball player scores** per year. First, you need to understand that there are about 3,600 pitches thrown in **an MLB game**. This means that if you were to divide the number of runs scored by the number of pitches, you would arrive at about 8.6 runs per game.

However, only about 5% of players reach this stage in **their careers**. So, we can assume that there are around 180 runs scored per season, on average. Multiply this number by the 9 positions in the lineup and you will find that each player on average receives 18 hits per season.

Ty Cobb, Ed Delahanty, and Rogers Hornsby are the only players in history to bat over.400 three times—use this list to create up and answer **additional comparable trivia questions**. Examine the members of the.400 Hitters Club, then go to SABR's top one-hundred players of all time to discover how they performed on that famous list.

Cobb is the only player to do it twice, while Delahanty and Hornsby each did it once. The only other players to reach **400 hits** are Joe DiMaggio (405), Mickey Mantle (406), and Willie McCovey (427).

During his career, Cobb averaged about 150 games per season, with 130 games played in 1909, 120 in 1910, and so on. His average decreased as years went by, but that was due mostly to more sophisticated pitching techniques that led to more shutout victories and less hit-by-pitches. In fact, from 1911 to 1915, there were only two seasons when he didn't play at least 139 games - 1912 when he had **30 games** forfeited for corking balls and 1913 when he suffered through pain most of the year from an old ankle injury. In 1916, his final season, he only played 102 games.

Cobb died at the age of 44 in Detroit on November 6, 1933. He had **several serious accidents** in his life, including being shot by a friend who thought Cobb was reaching for a gun.

Batting average is one of the oldest and most often used measures for determining a hitter's performance at the plate. It is calculated by dividing a player's hits by his total at-bats for a figure between zero (represented as.000) and one (1.000). The league-wide batting average has consistently been around.250 in **previous years**.

Hitting for average means hitting for a high number of bases on balls, something that can be accomplished in **two ways**: by walking more than you strike out or by seeing so many pitches that your OBP stays high even if you do walk some people. Hitting for average is important because it means being able to draw a base on balls which leads to runs scoring and wins games. A high BA also indicates that a batter gets a lot of hits because he is seeing the ball well and making good contact.

In recent years, baseball has become a game of power pitching and an increasing number of hitters are going down on strikes which limits their opportunity to get walks and hit for average. However, there are still many hitters who produce high numbers of hits while batting below.300 due to their strong ability to make contact.

Since **World War II**, when baseball started keeping statistics regularly, no hitter has had a better average than Joe DiMaggio's.406 in 1941. The current major league average is about.260.