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Postby dfishyjr » Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:49 am

Who has the highest batting avg by a rookie and what was it?
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Postby kaz » Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:04 pm

watkins hit 373
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Postby dfishyjr » Thu Jun 10, 2004 9:13 am

Not Watkins and a higher BA.
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Postby kaz » Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:53 pm

I'm positive it was watkins. played with the cards in 1930 and hit .373 for the highest BA for a rookie in a full season.
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Postby utterchaos » Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:21 pm

I seem to remember Shoeless Joe Jackson having the rookie batting record.<br><br><span class=gensmall>Accepted as answer by dfishyjr on Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:38 am EST.</span>
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Postby Tavish » Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:33 pm

Guess it sort of depends on when you consider Jackson a rookie. He played a couple partial seasons that he batted below .200 before .408 in his first full season.
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Postby kaz » Thu Jun 10, 2004 8:59 pm

the record as recorded by major league baseball is george watkins :-D
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Postby dfishyjr » Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:41 am

according to the info I have. It names "Shoeless" Joe Jackson has the highest batting avg. by a rookie in 1911 he hit .408. If this is wrong then I'm sorry.
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