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Joe Mauer chasing .400

Postby Milkman » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:40 pm

I know its not even the All Star break, but where does everyone thing Mr Mauer will end up? And does anyone know about when he should be averaging enough plate appearances?

The Twins fan in me says he'll finish the season batting an amazing .412, but the hopeful realist says he'll finish in the high .370s.
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Re: Joe Mauer chasing .400

Postby baseball » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:49 pm

im not sure where hes at now but you need 3.1 plate appearances per teams games...thats walk, hits, out, sacrifices anything where hes in the box. i was actually talking with a freind today and i said no lower then .385
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Re: Joe Mauer chasing .400

Postby Milkman » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:23 pm

According to ESPN.com after today's game he is 8 plate appearances away from averaging 3.1. Mid June most people were saying he should get to 3.1 around mid July. Looks like they were slightly off. So lets hope for a good series against Detroit and maybe actaully officially lead the league with something around .395.

It was good seein him go 3 for 3 today. Man was he in a slump.
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Re: Joe Mauer chasing .400

Postby Milkman » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:01 pm

Ok just double checked with espn's math and well it's a little off. Joe now has 240 tpl in 80 games giving him an average of 3 per game. add 8 appearances to that without adding any more games and yes you do have 3.1. But to have 8 more appearances he will have to play in ATLEAST(it is possible) another game. and 248/81 is 3.06. I don't know if espn is being very generous but Joe most likely will need more than just 8 more plate appearances. By my calculation if he gets 5 appearances per game, in 4 games he will be averaging 3.13 per game.

ESPN and their(as Bert would say) California math.
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Re: Joe Mauer chasing .400

Postby duke_boy90 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:30 pm

As a Twins fan I hope he gets it, but batting .400 is pretty tough to do. The record is .406 by Ted Williams I believe. Anyone knows who's second all time?
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Re: Joe Mauer chasing .400

Postby thejoker » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:57 pm

duke_boy90 wrote:As a Twins fan I hope he gets it, but batting .400 is pretty tough to do. The record is .406 by Ted Williams I believe. Anyone knows who's second all time?


Nap LaJoie of the Philadelphia Phillies hit .426 in 1901.
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Re: Joe Mauer chasing .400

Postby Flip » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:36 am

duke_boy90 wrote:As a Twins fan I hope he gets it, but batting .400 is pretty tough to do. The record is .406 by Ted Williams I believe. Anyone knows who's second all time?

I think Ted Williams' 0.406 was just the last time it was done.
That being said I don't think he does it.
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Re: Joe Mauer chasing .400

Postby Milkman » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:06 am

Flip wrote:
duke_boy90 wrote:As a Twins fan I hope he gets it, but batting .400 is pretty tough to do. The record is .406 by Ted Williams I believe. Anyone knows who's second all time?

I think Ted Williams' 0.406 was just the last time it was done.
That being said I don't think he does it.


I agree with Joe Mauer and the rest of the Twins when they say its too early to really know if he has a chance. That being said, I feel that July will give us a good idea. If he can go through the month of July near or above .400 Joe has a legitimate shot. Statistically his average slowly declines through August but increases the last month of the season close to his July average.
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Re: Joe Mauer chasing .400

Postby cubsfan » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:19 am

I know George Sisler hit .420 one year.
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Re: Joe Mauer chasing .400

Postby KyleJRM » Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:04 pm

Defenses are what makes it so hard these days. You come up to the plate, and the manager is sitting there with a chart that says exactly where you hit outside curveballs from left-handed pitchers in the last six weeks, so he shifts his fielder 10 feet to the right and you hit a liner right at him.
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