Can the dream of hitting .400 become a reality? He’s back in the running for the record after 82 years
Miami Marlins slugger Luis Arajuez is on the verge of returning to the four-hit club.
Araujo started the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, batting first and second. He went 5-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored. Helped Miami to a 6-5 victory.먹튀검증
Araez’s bat was hot throughout the game. He led off the first inning with a single up the middle, and in the second, he hit a two-run double with runners on first and second. In the fourth inning, he had an RBI single to left with runners on first and second, and in the seventh, he led off with a single to left. In the ninth, he singled up the middle to lead off the inning.
Luis Arajuez, Miami Marlins.
The game raised his batting average to .390. He was 1-for-5 against the Chicago White Sox on Dec. 12, when his 4-for-4 slugging percentage collapsed, but his ability to drive in runs has helped him improve his batting average.
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, tweeted the same day, “No season is ever perfect. Baseball is too hard, too demanding, and too fundamentally rooted in failure. Arajes has gone hitless in his last three games, and he’s starting to make history again.
After the game, Arajuez said, “Baseball is so hard. It’s hard to hit .400,” he said, “but it’s not impossible. I want to get a hit in every at-bat.” He expressed his desire to achieve the record.
Luis Araez, Miami Marlins.
A .400 batting average is the realm of dreams. No major leaguer has hit .400 since Ted Williams in 1941. Tony Gwynn hit .394 in a strike-shortened 1994 season. That’s nearly a .400 on-base percentage.
With the season still a ways off, it’s unclear if Arajuez will be able to hit .400 by the end of the season. As the outlet notes, “There are three and a half months left in the season. He’ll need to keep his hot streak alive if he wants to hit .400,” the outlet wrote.