From Sam Miller at ESPN.com on February 8, 2018:
Nobody will hit .400 in the majors this year.
That’s true of most of baseball’s outlandish achievements. Most likely, no starting pitcher will have a perfect record, no reliever will throw a scoreless season, and no batter will win the Triple Crown or hit 73 (or even 61) home runs. But they might. They might. I’m becoming increasingly convinced that .400 has become an unbreakable threshold, that it will never happen again, that even the .400 chase is extinct, that .400 has quietly moved from baseball’s living history to a relic of its distant past.
Of course it’s possible to hit .400. But is it? Is it, really?
Read the full article here: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22356050/why-hit-400-ever-again
- Related link: “The Day Ted Williams Became The Last .400 Hitter in Baseball,” by Bill Nowlin (The National Pastime, 2013)
Originally published: February 8, 2018. Last Updated: February 8, 2018.