List of Major League Baseball players with a .400 batting average in a season

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Below is a list of the 28 Major League Baseball players who have reached the .400 batting average milestone in a single season.

Ted Williams was the last player to hit .400, hitting .406 in 1941. Ed Delahanty, Ty Cobb and Rogers Hornsby all hit .400 or better three times in their careers

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Notes:

  • Minimum of 3.1 plate appearances per game
  • Post-1900 averages in bold and italics
Rank Player League Year BA
    1 Hugh Duffy NL 1894 .4397
    2 Tip O'Neill AA 1887 .4352
    3 Ross Barnes NL 1876 .4286
    4 Nap Lajoie AL 1901 .4265
    5 Willie Keeler NL 1897 .4238
    6 Rogers Hornsby NL 1924 .4235
    7 George Sisler AL 1922 .4198
    8 Ty Cobb AL 1911 .4196
    9 Tuck Turner NL 1894 .4179
  10 Sam Thompson NL 1894 .4146
  11 Fred Dunlap UA 1884 .4120
  12 Ed Delahanty NL 1899 .40964
  13 Jesse Burkett NL 1896 .40956
  14 Ty Cobb AL 1912 .4087
  15 Shoeless Joe Jackson AL 1911 .4081
  16 George Sisler AL 1920 .4073
  17 Ted Williams AL 1941 .4057
  18 Jesse Burkett NL 1895 .4054
  19 Ed Delahanty NL 1895 .4042
  20 Ed Delahanty NL 1894 .4040
  21 Billy Hamilton NL 1894 .4032
  22 Rogers Hornsby NL 1925 .4028
  23 Harry Heilmann AL 1923 .4027
  24 Pete Browning NL 1887 .4022
  25 Rogers Hornsby NL 1922 .40128
  26 Bill Terry NL 1930 .40126
  27 Hughie Jennings NL 1896 .4012
  28 Ty Cobb AL 1922 .4011

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