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Math Professor Explains Why Pro Batting Averages Have Fallen

29 April 2014 | 9:39 am By:
Contact: Martin Jones, professor of mathematics, 843.953.5735

College of Charleston Mathematics Professor Martin Jones explains how position specialization in baseball has caused batting averages to drop. Legendary Boston Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams was the last Major League Baseball player to break the coveted .400 batting average when he averaged .406 in 1941.

[Related: Read why legendary slugger Ted Williams’ record remains an important milestone.]

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