Luis Araes (26, Miami Marlins), who has emerged as a new “batting machine” in the American professional baseball major league (MLB), returned with a batting average of 40% in 8 days.
In a home game against the Toronto Blue Jays held at Londipour Park in Miami, Florida, on the 20th (hereinafter Korean time), Araes wielded 5 hits in 5 at-bats.
Araes, who had his third 5-hit game in June alone, raised his batting average to 0.400 (102 hits in 255 at-bats).
Araes, who started as the first batter and second baseman on this day as well, opened the door with a heavy hit in the first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning and went on base with a heavy hit in the third inning.
At the end of the 4th inning, Arae, who had a left-handed hit in the third at-bat from 1st and 2nd base, had a right-handed hit at the bottom of the 6th.
In the bottom of the 7th inning, with Miami leading 7-0, Araes, who took his fifth at-bat with one out and bases loaded, completed a five-hit game with two RBIs and a left-handed hit, leading his team to a 11-0 victory.
Araes went hitless in three consecutive games against the Seattle Mariners last week, and his season batting average dropped to 0.378.
However, on the 17th against the Washington Nationals, Araes, who raised his average to 0.390 by recording 5 hits in 5 at-bats, returned to his batting average of 40% with another 5 hits that day.
The last .406 batting average recorded by Ted Williams in 1941, which is considered the ‘wall of evil’ in the major leagues, was the last.
Of course, it is unlikely that Araes will maintain a batting average of 400 until the end of this season.
But Araes is expected to establish another milestone in major league history this season.
Araes could become the first player to win back-to-back American League (AL) and National League (NL) batting titles.
Last year, he recorded a batting average of 0.316 for the Minnesota Twins and ranked first in the American League batting average.메이저사이트
However, as he was traded to Miami this January, he became a player belonging to the National League.
Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlant Braves) currently ranks second in batting average in the National League with a 0.325, and there is a big gap with Araes.
Even if Araes misses a batting average of .400 this season, it is highly likely that he will become the first player to win consecutive batting titles in both leagues.