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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Hitting .400 in 2020 might draw an asterisk, but Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon could earn it

It is not, however, impossible to hit .400 for 60 games. Three players in the past decade did it at any point in a season: Jose Altuve in 2017 (with a remarkable .420 average), Joey Votto in 2016 and Andrew McCutchen in 2012. The last player to do it in the first 60 games of a season was Chipper Jones in 2008, with a .409 average. None of those players came close to .400 on the year; Jones finished with the best mark of the four with a .364 average.

Asterisk or not, Blackmon’s start gives hope that a .400 chase might happen and add an exciting development in this desultory season. He admitted that he has been fortunate with some grounders and floaters that have found some holes—but that’s exactly what it will take to go on an extended tear.

“If you look at those streaks, there’s probably a lot of 1-for-4s with a seeing-eye ground ball,” Blackmon said. “I think you need that kind of stuff, you need some luck in order to be consistently successful for an extended period of time.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 12, 2020 at 11:40 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: August 13, 2020 at 08:30 AM (#5969380)
It is not, however, impossible to hit .400 for 60 games. Three players in the past decade did it at any point in a season

This really highlights what a remarkable achievement .400 is. Forget about a full 162 game season, take just over a third of a season and do it. Three guys in a decade. Crazy really.
   2. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: August 13, 2020 at 06:15 PM (#5969482)
It wouldn't "count", but it'd be a heck of a lot of fun.

Go Donovan Solano!

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