MLB Baseball Batting Titles

Name the players who have led the entire Major Leagues in batting average since 1901.
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1902 and 1910 titles disputed
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Year
Team
BA
Player
2020
NYY
.364
DJ LeMahieu
2019
CHW
.335
Tim Anderson
2018
BOS
.346
Mookie Betts
2017
HOU
.346
Jose Altuve
2016
COL
.348
DJ LeMahieu
2015
DET
.338
Miguel Cabrera
2014
HOU
.341
Jose Altuve
2013
DET
.348
Miguel Cabrera
2012
SFO
.336
Buster Posey
2011
DET
.344
Miguel Cabrera
2010
TEX
.359
Josh Hamilton
2009
MIN
.365
Joe Mauer
2008
ATL
.364
Chipper Jones
2007
DET
.363
Magglio Ordonez
2006
MIN
.347
Joe Mauer
2005
CHC
.335
Derrek Lee
2004
SEA
.372
Ichiro Suzuki
2003
STL
.359
Albert Pujols
2002
SFO
.370
Barry Bonds
2001
COL
.350
Larry Walker
2000
COL
.372
Todd Helton
1999
COL
.379
Larry Walker
1998
COL
.363
Larry Walker
1997
SDP
.372
Tony Gwynn
1996
SEA
.358
Alex Rodriguez
1995
SDP
.368
Tony Gwynn
1994
SDP
.394
Tony Gwynn
1993
COL
.370
Andres Galarraga
1992
SEA
.343
Edgar Martinez
1991
TEX
.341
Julio Franco
1990
LAD
.330
Eddie Murray
1989
MIN
.339
Kirby Puckett
1988
BOS
.366
Wade Boggs
1987
SDP
.370
Tony Gwynn
1986
BOS
.357
Wade Boggs
1985
BOS
.368
Wade Boggs
1984
SDP
.351
Tony Gwynn
1983
BOS
.361
Wade Boggs
1982
KCR
.332
Willie Wilson
1981
PIT
.341
Bill Madlock
1980
KCR
.390
George Brett
1979
STL
.344
Keith Hernandez
1978
PIT
.334
Dave Parker
1977
MIN
.388
Rod Carew
1976
CHC
.339
Bill Madlock
1975
MIN
.359
Rod Carew
1974
MIN
.364
Rod Carew
1973
MIN
.350
Rod Carew
1972
CHC
.333
Billy Williams
1971
STL
.363
Joe Torre
1970
ATL
.366
Rico Carty
1969
CIN
.348
Pete Rose
1968
CIN
.335
Pete Rose
1967
PIT
.357
Roberto Clemente
1966
PIT
.342
Matty Alou
1965
PIT
.329
Roberto Clemente
1964
PIT
.339
Roberto Clemente
1963
LAD
.326
Tommy Davis
1962
LAD
.346
Tommy Davis
1961
DET
.361
Norm Cash
Year
Team
BA
Player
1960
PIT
.325
Dick Groat
1959
MIL
.355
Hank Aaron
1958
PHI
.350
Richie Ashburn
1957
BOS
.388
Ted Williams
1956
NYY
.353
Mickey Mantle
1955
DET
.340
Al Kaline
1954
NYG
.345
Willie Mays
1953
BRO
.344
Carl Furillo
1952
STL
.336
Stan Musial
1951
STL
.355
Stan Musial
1950
BOS
.354
Billy Goodman
1949
DET
.343
George Kell
1948
STL
.376
Stan Musial
1947
STL
.363
Harry Walker
1946
STL
.365
Stan Musial
1945
CHC
.355
Phil Cavarretta
1944
BRO
.357
Dixie Walker
1943
STL
.357
Stan Musial
1942
BOS
.356
Ted Williams
1941
BOS
.406
Ted Williams
1940
PIT
.355
Debs Garms
1939
NYY
.381
Joe DiMaggio
1938
PHA
.349
Jimmie Foxx
1937
STL
.374
Joe Medwick
1936
CHW
.388
Luke Appling
1935
PIT
.385
Arky Vaughan
1934
NYY
.363
Lou Gehrig
1933
PHI
.368
Chuck Klein
1932
BRO
.368
Lefty O'Doul
1931
PHA
.390
Al Simmons
1930
NYG
.401
Bill Terry
1929
PHI
.398
Lefty O'Doul
1928
BSN
.387
Rogers Hornsby
1927
DET
.398
Harry Heilmann
1926
DET
.378
Heinie Manush
1925
STL
.403
Rogers Hornsby
1924
STL
.424
Rogers Hornsby
1923
DET
.403
Harry Heilmann
1922
SLB
.420
George Sisler
1921
STL
.397
Rogers Hornsby
1920
SLB
.407
George Sisler
1919
DET
.384
Ty Cobb
1918
DET
.382
Ty Cobb
1917
DET
.383
Ty Cobb
1916
CLE
.386
Tris Speaker
1915
DET
.369
Ty Cobb
1914
DET
.368
Ty Cobb
1913
DET
.390
Ty Cobb
1912
DET
.409
Ty Cobb
1911
DET
.420
Ty Cobb
1910
CLE
.384
Nap Lajoie
1909
DET
.377
Ty Cobb
1908
PIT
.354
Honus Wagner
1907
PIT
.350
Honus Wagner
1906
SLB
.358
George Stone
1905
CIN
.377
Cy Seymour
1904
CLE
.376
Nap Lajoie
1903
PIT
.355
Honus Wagner
1902
CLE
.378
Nap Lajoie
1901
PHI
.426
Nap Lajoie
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Level 54
Oct 12, 2012
only 25, tough quiz.

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Level 75
May 4, 2014
Eddie Murray led the “entire Major Leagues” in batting in 1990 at .330. Willie McGee hit .335 in the NL and won the NL batting title, but was traded during the season and hit .274 in the AL for a season total of .324.
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Level ∞
Sep 29, 2014
Fixed. Thanks!
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Level 75
Sep 29, 2014
Thanks for the fix! Team needs to be changed, though (to LAD).
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Level ∞
Oct 1, 2014
D'oh! This has been fixed now as well.
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Level 59
Oct 1, 2014
Keith Hernandez played for the Cardinals in 1979.
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Level 43
Oct 2, 2014
Yes he did
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Level ∞
Oct 2, 2014
Fixed
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Level 49
Jan 20, 2015
got 33. Why didnt I think of Aroids and Mays, and Nap Lojoie?
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Level 36
Oct 7, 2015
Baseball-Refernce.com credits Taffy Wright with the 1938 batting title over Jimmie Foxx
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Level 88
Jan 30, 2017
Agreed, Taffy averaged .3498, and Foxx .3487
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Level ∞
Sep 30, 2019
Taffy Wright only had 282 plate appearances, which is well under the number needed to qualify for the batting title.
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Level 66
Jan 24, 2016
Shouldn't Yastrzemski be there if he won the triple crown?
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Level 48
Jul 19, 2016
I kept thinking that too and I was getting mad it wouldn't accept Yaz. But he led the AL only with .326 average and Clemente hit .357 in the NL in 1967 when Yaz won the Triple Crown.
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Level 59
Oct 14, 2016
The Federal League is considered a major-league so Benny Kauff should be the 1914 leader (.370).
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Level 71
Jul 19, 2017
Hey not a bad representation for the Rockies...too bad there's nothing to say for the pitching.
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Level 61
Nov 7, 2019
It'd be shocking if Coors didn't produce several; that said, Walker, Helton, the Big Cat, and LeMahieu are legit hitters who could hit anywhere (and all but Helton now have had successful years away from Coors), not trying to take anything away from them.
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Level 55
Oct 26, 2017
Lajoie played the 1901 season for Philadelphia.
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Level ∞
Oct 27, 2017
Fixed. I love how when he moved to Cleveland they changed the name of the team to the "Cleveland Naps". I think the Cavaliers probably should have done that for LeBron as well.
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Level 61
Oct 1, 2018
In 1981 Bill Madlock played for Pittsburgh and not the Chicago Cubs.
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Level ∞
Oct 1, 2018
Fixed