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Stat of the Day: .393

November 29, 2009

The highest season batting average by a Yankee was Babe Ruth’s .393 in 1923. Though the “Sultan of Swat” unanimously won the MVP award that season over Chicago’s Eddie Collins, he did not have the highest batting average in the league, falling short of Detroit’s Harry Heilmann who batted .403. Ruth would win the batting title the following year with .378.

The Great Bambino could hit for power and for average.

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