The Philadelphia Phillies are the only team to have four players achieve the feat while on its roster: Delahanty, Billy Hamilton, Sam Thompson, and Tuck Turner, who all had hitting averages of over.400 during the 1894 season.
A batting title is awarded to the player who accumulates the most total bases during the season. A total base is defined as any kind of hit that does not result in a double play. Therefore, a home run and a single count as two bases, but only if they aren't part of a double play. Thus, the batting title is limited to those players who get their hits in some other way than through a double play. Since 1893, when totals were first kept, this has been the case except for 1904 when George Sisler of the New York Red Sox was credited with 132 hits in just 135 games due to an extremely short season caused by the World's Fair in St. Louis.
Since then, no one has been able to break the 100 mark until last year when Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels led the league with 130 hits. This record may soon be broken though, as several players are well within striking distance of the mark. The Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber is second with 126 hits, while the Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria (115) and the Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz (114) are both close behind.
Only four players in MLB history with 600 home runs, 3000 hits, 600 home runs, and 3000 hits. (1994–2016) Mariners, Rangers, and Yankees Hank Aaron's teams are the Milwaukee Braves and the Atlanta Braves (1954-76). Willie Mayes played for the New York Giants, San Francisco Giants, and New York Mets from 1951 to 1973. Albert Pujols plays for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Angels (2001-present) - both of whom are division rivals of the Seattle Mariners.
The only other player who comes close is Barry Bonds. The San Francisco Giants star hit 762 home runs during the time period from 2001-07.
Bonds was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year.
Other players who have reached 600 homers include Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, and Mike Trout.
Gehrig led all hitters with 2338 hits over his career from 1934-49. He also has the most 300-hit seasons with 12. (1934-39, 1941-42, 1944-45, 1946, 1948-49).
Ruth is first with 60 homeruns in a season seven times. His average of 1.96 per game is the highest of any hitter with more than 500 plate appearances. (1920, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930)
Foxx had 29 100-game seasons, most among right-handed hitters.
There are four players. Only four players in MLB history have achieved the 40-40 club, and none have done it more than once. Three of these hitters were right-handed, while one was left-handed. Two other players, Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez, have 600 home runs. They also both have 80-80 seasons.
The first player to achieve the 40-40 mark was Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees. He did so in 1941 when his batting average was.406 and he hit forty home runs. The second player was Billy Williams of the Chicago White Sox. He did it in 1955 when his batting average was.440 and he hit forty home runs.
The next two players to join the group are likely going to be Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez. Both players have 694 home runs and they each have an eighty-game season. It's possible that either one of them could reach forty home runs by the end of 2012; however, it's more likely that one of them will do so first since they're both playing hardball right now.
When you get to fourth place, there's only one player on record who has done it twice: Joe Medwick of the Washington Senators. He got forty home runs in 1911 and '12 when he was with the Cardinals and Browns, respectively. The fifth place hitter on this list is Willie Mays.
Ty Cobb, Ed Delahanty, and Rogers Hornsby are the only players who have batted over.400 three times in their careers; utilize this list to make up and answer additional comparable trivia questions. Examine the members of the 400 Hitters Club, then visit SABR's top one-hundred players of all time to discover how they did on that famous list.
In MLB history, 32 players have surpassed the 3,000-hit plateau. There were 17 right-handed batters, 13 left-handed batters, and two switch hitters among them. Bob Lemon is the only player to reach 3,000 hits while playing exclusively for one team; he reached this mark in his career with the New York Yankees. The most recent player to do so was Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who reached the mark on April 5, 2017.
Trout is the first player from a modern Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise to reach 3,000 hits. The last player to do so was George Brett of the Kansas City Royals, who reached the mark in 1983.
An athlete reaches third base when he/she touches all field surfaces except the pitcher's mound. However, if a batter reaches third base by means of a batted ball that was not touched by any fielder but instead skipped over the field or into the stands, then that would be considered an automatic home run because there were no runners on base. For example, if a batter hits a ball that bounces over the outfield fence and then is caught by a spectator, that score would not be official unless the batter later came down between bases while opponents were still covering their bases.