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The Way the Game Is Supposed to Be Played: George Kell, Ted Williams, and the battle for the 1949 batting title

By Mark Randall

This article was published in the Fall 2013 Baseball Research Journal.

It was the last game of the 1949 baseball season and George Kell was locked in a close race for the AL batting title. The Detroit Tigers were playing the Cleveland Indians in a game that meant little to either team since neither was destined for the World Series. . . .

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