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Postby Arlo » Tue Feb 04, 2003 8:47 am

The closest margin by which a batting title was ever decided was .00009. Name the player who finished second...
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Postby arkman » Tue Feb 04, 2003 9:05 am

Ted Williams might be the player. He finished second to George Kell by a very small margin in 1949, but I don't know if it was that close.
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Postby arkman » Tue Feb 04, 2003 9:10 am

Ahh...
This could be it...
Bill Terry finished second to chick Hafey in 1926.
By the way...Chick Hafey was a helluva a ball player
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Postby Arlo » Tue Feb 04, 2003 9:11 am

Kell vs. Williams was very, very tight, but there was another race that was even closer...
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Postby arkman » Tue Feb 04, 2003 9:14 am

Damn. I gotta get better at math.
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Tony Cuccinello second to Snuffy Stirnweiss - 1945

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Postby Arlo » Tue Feb 04, 2003 9:15 am

Hafey vs. Terry was tight, too, but again not quite the closest race.

And you're right - hafey doesn't get nearly the credit that he should. :-)
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Postby Arlo » Tue Feb 04, 2003 9:17 am

Got it! The 1945 race was the closest ever... so far.

Speaking of close, these posts within seconds of each other are pretty close, too. Might make reading this a bit confusing... :-D
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Postby arkman » Tue Feb 04, 2003 9:25 am

The pre-work jitters. I need more coffee.
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