Can anyone hit .400? Yes...

Can anyone hit .400? Yes...

Post by David DeMe » Tue, 05 Jul 1994 06:52:24

Tony Gwynn hit .399 from July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994.
Since he had multiple hits Friday and Saturday, I suspect
he's over .400 for the last calendar year.

Some more Gwynn tidbits.  He currently has more GIDP than strikeouts.
And he's close to having more IBB than strikeouts...  not that
these are necessarily good, they are just curiosities.

Tony's knee is hurting quite a bit - it's been drained three times
so far.  I suspect that he will get some rest in the next road trip,
probably miss 1/3 or more of the games on turf.  But his thumb is
fully healed and he's really stroking the ball.  He went 3 for 4
Saturday and moved his average up from .389 to .393.  If he goes
4 for 5 he'll hit .400 exactly.

I don't think he can do it, but if anyone is going to do it anytime
soon, it will be Tony this season.  The next best hope would be
for a Gwynn-like hitter to play in Colorado.  The thin air helps
the ball reach the OF quicker; someone who hits lots of line drives,
and rarely either strikes out or walks, would be perfect for
maximizing BA.


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