In 1941, on this date Ted Williams went 6 for 8 for the Red Sox in a season ending doubleheader, raising his season batting average to .405 and becoming the last player to average over .400 for a season. During the past 68 years, several players have come close but no one has achieved this milestone. Yet, as great as this accomplishment, Williams was not considered the MVP for 1941, that honor going to Joe DiMaggio in recognition of his 56 game hitting streak with the Yankees.
"Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." Ted Williams.
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